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LGBT Visitor Center in South Beach to hold second 'HoliGay Celebration and Toy Drive' 6 p.m. Dec. 15

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The LGBT Visitor Center in South Beach is planning its second "HoliGay Celebration and Toy Drive." Here's a news release with details:

Gay Chamber Holiday Toy Drive 022MIAMI BEACH, FL – November 29, 2011 – “Don we now our gay apparel” and get to the LGBT Visitor Center for the 2nd annual “HoliGay Celebration & Toy Drive,” Thursday, December 15, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.  Admission is free with the donation of an unwrapped toy which will then be distributed to local families in need through the Miami Beach Police Department’s Children’s Holiday Relief Fund.  The HoliGay Celebration & Toy Drive is sponsored by the Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (MDGLCC), the MDGLCC Foundation, Inc., 42 Below vodka and BeachWitch.com.

“Last year’s toy drive was an overwhelming success thanks to the generous outpouring of donations from the LGBT community and our allies,” said Steve Adkins, president of the MDGLCC.  “We’re really looking forward to turning the LGBT Visitor Center into Santa’s workshop again this year.”

Speaking of Santa, the jolly old elf himself will be making a special guest appearance at the event which will also feature special surprises and guest performances.  Complimentary cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served against the backdrop of DJ Myguel spinning holiday and contemporary favorites.

To RSVP for the HoliGay Celebration & Toy Drive, emailmdglcc@bellsouth.net, or call (305) 673-4440.  The LGBT Visitor Center is located at 1130 Washington Avenue, First Floor North, Miami Beach.

The MDGLCC opened the country’s first-ever Chamber-sponsored LGBT Visitor Center last November. The Center is open to the public five days a week and has been the venue for special events for the MDGLCC, MetLife, Florida Grand Opera, Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival and Miami Beach Gay Pride, just to name a few.  The LGBT Visitor Center is sponsored by MetLife.

MDGLCC is the largest not-for-profit corporation in the county for gay and lesbian businesses. With memberships on the rise, the Chamber's mission is to promote a unified and thriving, gay and gay-friendly, business and professional community throughout Miami-Dade County. Its goals are to promote networking within the existing gay and gay-friendly business and professional community, to promote business opportunities for Chamber members, to promote Miami as a year-round, gay and gay-friendly tourist destination, to provide resources for its members, and to provide outreach from our community to other organizations.  For more information, visit www.gogaymiami.com, email mdglcc@bellsouth.net, or call (305) 673-4440.

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WHAT:            HoliGay Celebration & Toy Drive

WHO:              Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce

MDGLCC Foundation, Inc.
42 Below vodka

BeachWitch.com             

WHEN:            Thursday, December 15
6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

WHERE:          LGBT Visitor Center

                       1130 Washington Avenue

                       First Floor

                       Miami Beach

                       (Washington between 11th and 12th Streets)

ADMISSION:   The event is free and open to the public with the donation of an unwrapped toy

RSVP:             mdglcc@bellsouth.net

                       (305) 673-4440

PARKING:       12th Street Municipal Garage
Metered Street Parking

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