When Christmas songs start playing on the radio the IZEACares team gets ready to start spreading Holiday cheer. This past Holiday season IZEA teamed up with Baby DJ to help make the Holidays a little brighter for those in need.
About Baby DJ
The Baby DJ program began 26 years ago with the goal of providing assistance to families of economic disadvantage in the Central Florida area. Every family that comes through gets to pick out 2 toys for each child, as well as a board game, art supplies, and a few other items that have changed the lives and the meaning of Christmas for families all around Orlando.
Baby DJ was created with the goal of helping low-income families give their children a magical Christmas. During its first year Baby DJ was able to help over 100 families, but since then it has been embraced so much by the Orlando community that it is able to provide gifts for over 2,000 families!
When the IZEACares team found out about Baby DJ, we knew that it would be the perfect philanthropy to partner with for our Holiday initiative. After connecting with the Baby DJ team, we were able to run an internal toy drive and deliver some Christmas spirit to the local radio team in charge or the project.
IZEACares was able to see first hand all of the work that goes into planning Baby DJ. Our team traveled to iHeartRadio Orlando to drop off the gifts, and it was there that we met the people who first started Baby DJ. After getting a tour of all the rooms that were set aside to hold the toys in, it was very clear that these families would be having a very merry Christmas indeed!
How you can help
If you would like to be a part of Baby DJ this next Christmas, there are a number of ways to get involved.
Donate: To donate toys to Baby DJ, just find your nearest Drop off Location or stop by the ‘Toy Warehouse’ located at 2500 Maitland Center Parkway Maitland, FL 32751.
Volunteer: Volunteers help give out the gifts when families come through to pick them up the weekend before Christmas. To be a volunteer, visit: http://www.babydj.org/volunteer/