You Can Help Change Our Community One Child at a Time!

Bradenton Kiwanis Club’s annual signature project is Christmas in August. This year’s program is scheduled for Saturday July 28th at Bradenton’s LECOM Park.  A special thank you to the Pittsburgh Pirates/Bradenton Marauders organization for their continued outstanding partnership support. This program provides homeless students with school supplies and basic assistance needed to prepare for the first day of school. The program offers free school backpacks, school supplies, haircuts, toiletry products, vision, medical and dental exams, gift cards to purchase shoes and clothing. In addition, nearly 80 partner organizations attend to offer support services to the families.  Only students and families that are pre-registered through Manatee County Schools Project Heart program can participate. Several hundred students were served during our last program. Your support will allow us to help even more children. How can you help?

Provide a generous donation
Your donation will directly support local students in need.

To sponsor or make a donation go to or mail your check to Bradenton Kiwanis Foundation, PO Box 1032, Bradenton, FL 34206-1032 and indicate Christmas in August in the memo section. Questions?? Contact Roland Emerton at 941-779-8786.

Help stuff backpacks, set up tables, arrange refreshments, assist with numerous tasks the day before the program on Friday, July 27th from 8:30am to noon. We need bi-lingual Spanish speakers the day of the event.  



Last year's program was supported by the Bradenton Kiwanis Foundation and Club in addition to nearly 80 caring and generous community partners and sponsors.


Our Lead Sponsor is The Milestone Financial Group at Morgan Stanley

*Armstrong Brothers Plumbing

*Bank of America

*Benderson Development

*Bott-Anderson Partners, Inc.

*Bradenton Herald

*Bradenton Kiwanis Foundation

*Coastal Construction & Restoration

*Early Learning Coalition of Manatee County

*Elaine Graham

*Hancock Bank

*Johnson PhotoImaging

*Kates Foundation



*Michael Saunders & Company

*The Mosaic Foundation

*Pirates Charities

*Publix Supermarkets Charities

*Dr. Steven Tinsworth

*WaWa Foundation


*Amarylis Marketing*Anna Maria Island*Beall's, Beautiful SEI of Polynesia*Blessing Bags Project*Boy Scouts of America*Boys and Girls Clubs Manatee*Bradenton Christian Key Club*Bradenton Fire Department*Bradenton Herald*Bradenton Kiwanis Club*Bradenton Kiwanis Foundation*Bradenton Police Department*The Bradenton Times*Cares Outreach Network*Centerstone*CareerSource Suncoast*Christ Episcopal Church*Coastal Construction and Restoration*Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate*Dr. David Law*Dr. Andre Lewis*Dr. Ashley Masuga*Dr. Nish Patel*Dr. Steve Tinsworth*Early Learning Coalition*Easter Seals*Family Network on Disabilities*Family Nutrition Program*Family Partnership Center*Florida Health Manatee*Gold Coast Eagle Distributing*Goodwill*Healthy Teens Coalition*Heavy Duty Barbers, Hernando Desoto Crewe*Humane Society of Manatee County*In Focus Eye Care*Johnson PhotoImaging*Junior League of Manatee County*LECOM Medical & Dental, League of Women Voters*METV*Manatee Chamber of Commerce*Leadership Manatee Alumni*Manatee Community Federal Credit Union*Manatee County Florida*Manatee Health Department*Manatee Performing Arts Center*Manatee County Sheriff Crime Prevention Unit*Manatee High School Key Club*Manatee School Programs*Manatee Sunrise Kiwanis Club*Manatee Technical College* Manatee Technical College Dental Students*Michael Saunders and Company*North Manatee Kiwanis Club*Payless Shoes*Pittsburgh Pirates/Bradenton Marauders*Project Heart*Real Vision Barbers Academy*Regions Bank*Salvation Army*St. Mary Magdalene Episcopal Church*Sarasota Herald Tribune *District of Manatee County*Sport Clips*State College of Florida - Collegiate School Key Club*South Manatee Kiwanis Club, State College of Florida - Athletics, Baseball Team, Volleyball Team and Bookstore*Staywell Kids*Tapsnap Photography*Tropicana*Bill Galvano One Stop Center at Turning Points*United Way of the Suncoast*University of Florida IFAS Extension*WellCare*West Coast-Southern Medical Services*West Manatee Fire Rescue*Whole Child Manatee.


For more information about being a 2018 Christmas in August sponsor or partner, please contact Roland Emerton at 941-779-8786 or