(Brooklyn, NY) Last Night a family who lost everything a few months ago in a tragic fire were given the chance to smile once more. Community Advocate/State Assembly Candidate Anthony Beckford from the East Flatbush area of Brooklyn, who many are now calling Brooklyn's Black Santa, made a surprise visit to Ayana Braithwaite and her 4 children at Tompkins Houses to bring much needed smiles to their faces. Inspired by the News 12 Brooklyn story about the fire that destroyed everything, Mr. Beckford and a few volunteers made it his mission to provide decorations and presents for the families. Each family member even received their own Christmas stockings.
Community Advocate Anthony Beckford even sung a snippet of "Silent Night" while the kids helped to decorate their Christmas tree.
Anthony Beckford stated, "It's not about how much you buy or how much it cost. It is about how much you Love your people and your community to be selfless and give back without looking for any type of reward. It is our duty to help others and to bring a smile to those who can use a smile. When you are Blessed, you must be willing to Bless Others. It brought me great joy to see the smiles on the faces of Ms. Braithwaite and her Children. This is what Christmas is about. We are all Santa, We are all a Community. I'm happy that my volunteers were able to donate some of the ornaments and come out to help bring joy to this family."
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