Bradenton Kiwanis Club provided more than $177,000 in grants to local organizations this month

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In May, the Bradenton Kiwanis Club is pleased to have provided over $177,000 in grants to local organizations supporting our community. Fund recipients included: Manatee County 4-H – $10,000 to be used for scholarships for youth camps and conferences, educational programs, leadership awards and projects; Carmel Resource Center – $15,000 for a van, which will be used to pick up furniture, household items and other necessities and distribute them to the clients they serve; Southwest Florida Council Inc. (Boy Scouts of America) – $25,000 to renovate the dining hall at Camp Flying Eagle; Update on the children of Manatee County – $26,000 to be used for scholarships for their Take Stock program; Bradenton City Police Department – $37,545 to purchase tables, chairs, signage and other items needed to complete the renovation of a COPS house, which was once the Little Girl Scout House that Bradenton Kiwanis helped fund in 1950; HOPE Family Services – $63,500 to help build a counseling center for children to provide services in a “child-friendly” environment. These grants are one of the many ways the club works to achieve its mission of creating “A Better Way of Life…A Better Bradenton”.

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