Tribute to Teachers: Yara Frignani is a ‘superstar’ for visually impaired students
Yara Frignani's class at Miami Lighthouse Academy is comprised of sighted and visually impaired students. She has a special way of communicating with them through creative tactile and sensory-stimulating projects.
Tribute to Teachers: Mary Doda of Tradewinds Elementary creates ‘extra spark in learning’
Mary Doda is honored because she scores high with her gifted students at Tradewinds Elementary in Coconut Creek, where she’s been a teacher for seven years.
Local 10 Big Book Drive to distribute free new books
Once the schools are selected, our Local 10 crew visits those schools and distributes the new books to every student. This year, we will be following that same model while adhering to COVID-19 safety protocols at the respective elementary and middle schools.
Tribute to Teachers: Nominations received, winners revealed starting May 17
Teachers come up with creative ways to keep students engaged, give praise without asking for the same in return and many times dip into their own pockets to buy classroom supplies. Now, it’s time to say thank you in a special way.
4th-annual eARTh Day Art Contest: Vote for the winner
South Florida art students were invited to participate and given six weeks to produce original works of art that best display social responsibility.
Service call: Nonprofit honors Miami Gardens police, healthcare workers
Embrace Girls Foundation honored female staff members of the Miami Gardens police department and Jackson Health Systems for their dedication during the coronavirus pandemic.
Transport Workers Union members, American Airlines ship water to Texans in need
Texas is still recovering after a deadly winter storm left millions without clean running water, and now more help is coming from here in South Florida.
Fundraise for your furry friends at virtual Walk for the Animals
The 31st annual VCA Walk for the Animals is not paw-sing for anything, not even the pandemic. It has been retailored to be a virtual walk this year with the same goal of helping the Humane Society of Broward County continue its mission of providing services to animals and offering educational programs to people of all ages.
Miami-Dade girls receive new, customized bikes for Valentine’s Day
The typical Valentine’s Day gifts are flowers and candies. However, one South Florida philanthropist decided to go another route. He gave a group of deserving girls brand new bikes.
Art in the park: Student showcase coming in March
The Pinecrest City Music Project, a nonprofit that funds and runs public school music programs in South Miami-Dade County, is hosting the 2021 South Dade Schools ArtsFest. The one-day event takes place March 20, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Pinecrest Gardens.
Paid program introduces young minorities to the arts
Adrienne Arsht Center apprentice Ayana Veil says she feels so fortunate to be in an environment that both facilitates technical theater education and offers great support.
You can support Special Olympics: Donation campaign to kick off Jan. 7
You can extend the season of giving into 2021. The Special Olympics is teaming up with Publix Super Markets for its annual Torch Icon Campaign.
South Florida auto group makes season bright for kids
For more than 40 years, the Craig Zinn Automotive Group has supported countless charities in South Florida. In spite of a global pandemic, this year the automotive group went above and beyond to bring joy to hundreds of deserving kids through a holiday toy and gift card event at all five of its dealerships.
Big Bus Toy Express collects more than 16,000 new toys at 9 stops in South Florida
Local 10 News’ Big Bus Toy Express ended the Toys for Tots mission with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve on Friday night in Coral Springs. The double-decker bus and two 27-foot trucks were full of new toys for this holiday season.
Watch Local 10′s 2020 My Future, My Choice LIFE Awards on Sunday at 7:30 p.m.
A pandemic didn’t stop many South Floridians from helping those with the greatest needs. It certainly didn’t stop WPLG Local 10 from honoring them.
Local 10, Walgreens team up for Flu Shot Friday
Local 10 and Walgreens have partnered again for Flu Shot Friday, where uninsured and underinsured individuals will be given a flu shot voucher, allowing them to receive the vaccine at no cost. It’s also a perfect time for people with health insurance to receive their vaccination, too.
World-famous jazz musicians to perform at empty Banyan Bowl amphitheater
The coronavirus pandemic is changing arts season in Pinecrest Gardens, which is set to host the eight-concert jazz series JazzAid Live.
5000 Role Models scholarship signing ceremony goes virtual this year
In March 1993, the 500 African American Male Role Models of Excellence was born. Today, it continues as 5000 Role Models of Excellence Project and Sunday is its annual scholarship signing ceremony. Tune in for the festivities.