Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Robles Elementary gets a visit from Santa

TAMPA — Firefighters, paramedics, police and state troopers from Tampa, Hillsborough County and Temple Terrace gathered Tuesday at Living Faith Church to escort Santa to Robles Elementary School in Tampa. Santa read a holiday story to a group of young students who also received some small gifts.

Robles Elementary was chosen for the visit because many children attending the school come from low-income families.

This event is also intended to let members of the community know how they can reach out to help disadvantaged children through Sincerely Santa, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing holiday gifts for needy elementary school children who might not otherwise have a holiday. Over the past 24 years, Sincerely Santa has reached more than 100,000 at-risk and underprivileged children.

Robles Elementary gets a visit from Santa 11/27/12 [Last modified: Tuesday, November 27, 2012 3:29pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Restaurant review: Let the food and outstanding cocktails at CW's Gin Joint transport you back to the 1920s

    Food & Dining

    TAMPA

    Maybe it's the twinkling chandeliers. All skajillion of them. Or maybe it is the rhythmic syncopation of ice cubes in shiny shakers. It could be the old-timey metal dessert cart with its silver cloches and chafing dishes, or else the chummy-but-menacing tuxedoed guy at the door who gives you the once-over …

  2. Video gives animated tour of new Pier District

    Local Government

    Eager to see what the new Pier District will look like? A new animated video takes you on a bird's eye and close-up tour of the $76 million waterfront attraction.

  3. Restaurant review: 1895 Kitchen Bar Market needs to do a lot more to stand out in downtown Tampa

    Food & Dining

    TAMPA

    Just a block away from CW's Gin Joint, the folks at Urban Juice Co. have retooled, taking the historic Franklin building, one of the city's oldest, erected in 1895, and re-envisioning it in September as 1895 Kitchen-Bar-Market, a "Southern comfort bar and kitchen" concept where the cocktails are fueled by …

  4. Is Gilbert Gottfried really that annoying in real life?

    Stage

    A new documentary about comedian Gilbert Gottfried reveals someone more mild-mannered than his stage persona, married with children, verging on dull.

  5. Reasons elusive as Pinellas EMS demand skyrockets

    Public Safety

    When the fire chief asked if anyone in the room had fallen before, a few in the gray- and white-haired crowd raised their hands.