Miami Lakes AutoMall donates $1,500 to local educators

Education By Linda Trischitta, Editor Thursday, February 1, 2024

     Miami Lakes AutoMall donated $1,500 to three local educators who serve in Miami Lakes and the surrounding communities.

     Fred Senra, a partner in the auto dealer, said the purpose of the donations was to “kick off the 2024 school year.”

     Senra met with retired U.S. Marine Col. William G. Perez, shown in the first photo, to present a $500 check on Jan. 18. Perez founded the non-profit Veterans Story Hour. Veterans teach civics in schools, at corporations and to community groups, at no cost.  

      Gigi’s Playhouse is a Down syndrome achievement center. It offers free programs to students in Miami Lakes, including tutoring, music, dance, cooking classes and one-to-one instruction in English Literature and Mathematics. Shown in the second photo are Fred Senra, giving a check to Clari Zeledon, founder of Gigi’s Playhouse in Miami Lakes. 

     Dorinda Luzardo, president of the Angel’s Reach Foundation and Academy, is in the third photo with Fred Senra. She also received a $500 donation. The organization serves youth in grades K -12 who need help with overcoming learning and behavioral challenges.  It also has an adult pharmacy tech program and provides youth entrepreneurship training.