The Poppet Project Toy Drive benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami Dade County
Hosted by Jenni Coba and Ella Meir, the toy drive brought a bounty of gifts this holiday season. PHOTOS BY MANNY HERNANDEZ
Champion of children’s causes Jenni Coba and budding philanthropist Ella Meir hosted a toy drive to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami. Held at Poppet Project – an arts, crafts and science space that donated the venue and playdate activities for the cause – families arrived with wrapped toys for entry to an enjoyable and creative evening. Couture Kids of Bal Harbour donated a $500 gift certificate for the raffle.
Manny Hernandez has been covering Miami’s social, lifestyle and art scenes for more than 30 years. Manny was born and raised in Miami’s Wynwood neighborhood and is a proud alumnus of Miami-Dade College and Florida International University. His contributions are showcased weekly in The Miami Herald, Ocean Drive and Indulge magazines and his popular and much anticipated photo gallery, SOCIAL Manny, on SocialMiami.com. His images have also appeared in countless publications, including: Paper Magazine, Vanity Fair, People, Vogue and Rolling Stone.
In 2018, Manny was honored as one of the 12 Good Men by the Ronald McDonald House Charities and co-produced along with Broadway producer Richard Jay-Alexander, an exhibit in honor of famed press agent Charlie Cinnamon at the FIU Jewish Museum.