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 August 5th 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. Over 550 children were served during our last event. 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.

Help stuff backpacks, set up tables, arrange refreshments, assist with numerous tasks the day before the program on Friday, August 4th from 8:30am to noon. We need bi-lingual Spanish speakers the day of the event.  



Our program is 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

*Bank of America


*Benderson Development

*Blessings Bags Project

*Boy Scouts of America

*Boys and Girls Clubs of Manatee

*Bradenton Fire Department

*Bradenton Marauders

*Career Edge

*Early Learning Coalition

*Easter Seals

*Eye Center Vision Foundation

*Family Partnership Center

*Family Network on Disabilities

*Feld Entertainment


For more information about being a 2017 Christmas in August sponsor or partner, please contact Karen Carpenter, Co-Chair at 941-225-3893, Linda Agresta, Co-Chair at or Roland Emerton at 941-779-8786 or