Ronnie Miller with Santa Claus

Ronnie Miller, the main organizer for Christmas Around the World, spread festive cheer at SBVC alongside Santa Claus.


Thousands of toys were distributed for the holidays.

On December 16th, the spirit of giving came alive at San Bernardino Valley College (SBVC) during the “Christmas Around the World” event organized by Sista’s Making a Difference. The event, lauded for its blend of holiday cheer and community upliftment, distributed over 10,000 toys and provide crucial job opportunities.

In collaboration with San Bernardino County Workforce Development, Ronnie Miller, a pivotal organizer and workforce development manager for the Black Chamber of Commerce Inland Empire, emphasizes the event’s unique blend of celebration and empowerment. “We are not just offering a handout, but a big hand up,” said Miller. “With live entertainment, including Tommy the Clown and various vendors, our goal is to grow and sustain our community economically.”

Tommy the Clown, known for creating a dance group by engaging street-involved youth, graced the stage for the second consecutive year, showcasing the transformative power of art and community.