The When, Where, How, and Why… of Our Christmas Holiday Tradition

Jabas 2022

The event will take place on Wednesday December 14th, 2022 as a “Drive-Thru” only event. Details to be forthcoming.

CAMACOL Building, 14th and Flagler.

The event expects to distribute Holiday gift baskets to needy families on a first-come first served-basis. Cars can begin lining up at a designated time and the event is scheduled to last until all Jabas gift baskets have been distributed. There will be no tickets required. It will be one “drive-thru” only vehicle line on Dec 14th.

Cars may start lining up at 5:00am on NW 16th Avenue, continuing to NW 7th Street, and right to NW 14th Avenue, where officers from the City of Miami Police Department will indicate where cars should wait until the drop-off process of the baskets (Jabas) begins.

The event is scheduled to last until all of the Jabas gift baskets have been distributed. Families without vehicles are encouraged to car-pool this year if they wish to participate; if different families are in one car, we ask for proof of address and limit to two family representatives per car.

“I am delighted to express my personal appreciation to all of our family of sponsors and members. And recognize the laudable efforts of Pedro Mesa, from Sedano’s Supermarkets, Chair of our ‘Jabas Committee’, and to our CAMACOL Board”, stated CAMACOL President Jose L. Chi.

“Amid the COVID-19 post-pandemic era, this holiday season will be unlike any other. As communities continue to suffer the financial impact the pandemic has caused, it is now more important than ever to join efforts to support the community we get to call home,” said Pedro Mesa, Sedano’s Supermarkets Supervisor and Chair of CAMACOL’s Jabas Committee. “We are humbled to be part of this amazing community, and are grateful to be able to provide support when it is most needed,” he concluded.

In addition, CAMACOL is asking local media, sponsors and community partners to help spread the word on the new format and venue for its Jabas 2022 event. More details on the event to follow.