SAN JUAN, PR – The integrated family services center, Vimenti, in partnership with The San Juan Social Club (TSJSC), delivered toys to families in the Ernesto Ramos Antonini Residence community. Daven Michaels, the founder of TSJSC, oversaw the collection of toys. The toy drive surpassed last year's number of gifts collected, reaching 3,000 toys. For the first time, Vimenti is the selected organization, ensuring that Vimenti participants and neighbors will receive a gift this coming Christmas Day.
'We are very grateful to The San Juan Social Club and Daven for helping us keep the illusion of the holidays alive for our children and families,' said Barbara Rivera Batista, executive director of Vimenti. 'Keeping hope alive for our participants and their families allows us to contribute to the sense of stability that we seek that our families experience in their process of achieving economic mobility. Many thanks to them, and happy holidays to everyone.”
Families had the opportunity to select gifts from a wide variety of educational and entertainment options. The activity was held at the Vimenti facilities and was run by the non-profit organization's social support team. In addition, Vimenti Center employees – along with Santa Claus – delivered gifts to the children of the Ernesto Ramos Antonini public housing community.
“Vimenti stands as a transformative force, reshaping destinies and shattering the chains of child poverty in Puerto Rico,” said Michaels. “Its impact transcends borders, capturing the global gaze in eager anticipation of a brighter future for children and families.”
Daven Michales, New York Times best-selling author and founder of 123Employee, Michaels Press, and The San Juan Social Club, moved to Puerto Rico almost six years ago, guided by his passion for building communities. The San Juan Social Club now has over 1000 members who meet for networking, conversation, and philanthropic initiatives around Puerto Rico.