For more than 30 years, the Miami Herald Wish Book Program has spotlighted the needs of less-fortunate individuals in South Florida. This 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization donates more than $600,000 to help people in need by granting special wishes each holiday season. Miami Herald readers, together with Spanish-language readers of El Nuevo Herald, have contributed several millions of dollars to assist some of the neediest people in the community with a variety of wishes ranging from food, clothes and toys for the holidays to more desperately needed items such as medical services, wheelchairs, lifts, housing and home repairs, beds, and dental work; it has helped more than 50,000 people. In 1959, the past publisher of the Miami Herald, John S. Knight, instituted The Miami Herald Silver Knight Awards, which is one of the nation’s most highly regarded student awards programs. The awards program recognizes outstanding students who have good grades and applied their knowledge and talents to contribute significant service to their schools and communities.

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