SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES
The Vince Carter’s Embassy of Hope Foundation will distribute bunches of greens, boxes of food and warm Christmas wishes for 90 families this week.
The foundation will hold its 14th annual holiday food basket distribution for previously identified families Friday at 9 a.m., Dec. 21, in front of the Vince Carter Athletic Center at Mainland High School, 1255 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach.
“People have been calling the office for the past several weeks just to make sure we’re continuing this tradition,” said NBA Dallas Mavericks basketball star Vince Carter. “It’s tough for people to provide a big Christmas meal for their families right now. This basket will lift a little bit of that burden.”
‘Believing in Christmas’
Employees from Publix Supermarkets and Embassy of Hope board members will help Carter’s foundation assemble the food packages and load them into cars, vans and trucks.
Carter’s foundation began distributing boxes of food in 1999. Dubbed “Believing in Christmas,” the event strives to provide a holiday dinner basket for economically disadvantaged families.
Founded in 1998, Vince Carter’s Embassy of Hope Foundation is a private, non-profit foundation with a primary focus on children. The foundation raises funds to assist organizations and individuals in improving the quality of life for children.
For more information on the event, contact Embassy of Hope at 386-239-8215. For details on the foundation, visit www.vincecarter15.com.