Alberto Carvalho served up a hot holiday meal for the homeless and their families at the Chapman Partnership. Single father Anton Hendricks said he was very grateful for the meal and the Christmas spirit his son got from it. Alfredo Brown, the deputy director of the Chapman Partnership, said Carvalho comes to spend quality time with children at the event every year.
When the new school year starts, Miami-Dade schoolkids will be riding on 255 new buses that are environmentally friendly and fuel efficient. Superintendent of Schools Alberto Carvalho, Assistant Superintendent Marcos Moran and bus trainer Betty Harrell talk about the changes.
Alberto Carvalho served up a hot holiday meal for the homeless and their families at the Chapman Partnership – a Christmas Eve that Anton Hendricks said he’s very grateful for.
"I'm appreciative of everybody's donation and volunteer work here at the center,” said Hendricks, who is a single father, as he held his son at a table.
He said “it means a lot because my child has a meal, he has a warm place to stay, and more importantly he has the Christmas spirit – something that he never had before.”
The long lines moved quickly and more than 150 people were fed at the event in Miami.
“I thought I’d bring a little joy and bring some lunch, and honor the less fortunate in our community, and bring happiness,” said Carvalho, Miami-Dade’s superintendent of schools. “It’s about kids, it’s about community.”
Alfredo Brown, the deputy director of the Chapman Partnership, said Carvalho comes by every year and spends quality time with the kids.
“He brings them a special meal and he makes sure each child gets a toy. And he spends the quality time with them, and he gets to know them and talks with them,” Brown said. “And it’s a marvelous experience for the children.”
Said Carvalho, “It’s about love, it’s about peace, it’s about the holidays.”