Chief Press Foundation
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For over twelve years, Chief Press and the Key Biscayne Police Department have worked to positively impact the relationship between the police and the children in Liberty City. Chief Press created a charitable fund at the Key Biscayne Community Foundation in 2004 to raise money for the purchase of hundreds of toys for Liberty City children and hundreds of turkeys for Liberty City seniors during the Christmas season. Chief Press and his officers personally handout the toys to the hundreds of Liberty City children that line up to receive what is most likely the only gift they will receive. The following week, the Chief is back in Liberty City to handout more than 400 turkeys to senior citizens, ensuring they can enjoy a holiday meal with their families. As the support for the Chief Press Foundation has grown, so have the events they sponsor for the Liberty City families. The annual “Christmas in July” and “Liberty City Tennis and Golf Day” are examples of major events that have grown with the foundation. Christmas in July, held each year in Key Biscayne offers Liberty City children and their family members an exciting day filled with various activities and food, culminating with the Chief providing the kids with new uniforms, shoes and school supplies for the upcoming school year. Moreover, at the Liberty City Tennis and Golf day, the children are exposed to activities and learning two sports that are not readily accessible for them in their inner city neighborhood. At the end of the afternoon, they are each provided a sports bag with both tennis and golf goodies.
88 W. McIntyre Street, Suite 200
Key Biscayne, FL 33149
The mission of the Sister City Initiative is to create a lasting partnership of support, enrichment, education, and growth between the Village of Key Biscayne and neighborhood of Liberty City.