CAMACOL. Committed to Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability.

In the wake of the pandemic which has affected our community, state, nation and global partners, we are launching a campaign to foster awareness and develop initiatives which focus on corporate social responsibility and sustainability.
Since inception our chamber has never lost sight of the disadvantaged. In the early 80’s we hosted a highly respected VISTA volunteer program (Volunteers in Service to America) which was recognized by the late Ronald Regan; whereby we provided the tools necessary to all who wanted to be entrepreneurs. That program evolved into our Florida Trade initiative where office space, training, were to small minority businesses in the export sector. And, we launched the Christmas Holiday Distribution Drive, which started with the distribution of 30 food baskets and has grown into a massive event providing sustenance to 3000 needy families during the holiday season.

This year, in partnership with the Miami Marlins we were able to continue with this noble initiative.

Snapshot of 2020/21 initiatives under our corporate social responsibility initiative:

  • CAMACOL Coca Cola Small Business Training Syllabus
  • Layoff Aversion Program with Career Source
  • Underwriting of memberships for our small fledging business
  • Drive thru CAMACOL Holiday Drive Distribution
  • COVID-19 vaccine distribution for the elderly
  • Partnership with FIU
  • University of Miami - Life Alliance Organ Recovery Agency (LAORA)
  • Development of platforms thru MMFM to assist our emerging minority content developers
  • Additional MMFM initiatives which will provide assistance to ancillary business sectors
  • Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses with Miami Dade College
CAMACOL’s efforts in this coming year will be focused on the development of economic development initiatives with our public and private partners, which assist our community in the COVID-19 economic social recovery process.

“In a world where people are constantly faced with the challenge of figuring out what the right thing to do is, we can at least take comfort knowing our decisions do have the ability to make a positive impact. The only questions we have to ask ourselves is how and where” - Joe Chi, President CAMACOL


Feb 3, 2021 Joe Chi, CAMACOL President and Executive Director Patricia Arias collaborated with Miami Commissioner Joe Carollo and the City of Miami Fire Department in administering COVID 19 VACCINE to over 150 elderly residents from the Camacol Residences.

Holiday Baskets Food Drive

Holiday Baskets Event: Each December, Miami Marlins Park - 12:00 pm

It’s that time of the year!

CAMACOL proudly presents our most noble event of year,our Christmas Basket Food Drive, charity event.

Thanks to our sponsors, members and friends we donated bags filled with food items and beverages related to the Holidays, to approximately 3,000 needy families from our various communities, for them to celebrate Christmas Eve with their loved ones.

All together, each basket feeds a family of 10. The event was a huge success and couldn't have been done without the help of our volunteers, sponsors, members, and friends of Camacol.

This event took place at our CAMACOL building located at: 1401 West Flagler Street, Miami, Florida 33135, in December of each year.

We thank our current sponsors:

If you wish to participate as a sponsor, please do so by contacting Ms. Dianelys Garcia at: (305) 642-3870. You may also send her an email to: