Did you know that there are over 2000 students who are homeless or at risk of being homeless in Collier County?

Dear Community Leader:

Last year, the Christmas in July campaign was able to provide more than 2,500 of our most vulnerable students with backpacks with clothing and school supplies, so that they could start the school year off prepared, proud and ready to learn.

Originally founded by Collier County’s nine Kiwanis Clubs, this initiative has grown in capacity to become an independent non-profit organization so that we can better serve the needs of the community. While you won’t see the Kiwanis logo on our materials, you can rest assured that The Christmas in July Foundation is powered by the same passionate Kiwanians who are looking to help one child, one community at a time.  

Following Hurricane Irma, our homeless student population reached a critical mass. While the numbers of homeless students are going down, there are so many more children that are living one paycheck away from being homeless. Over the years, we have worked to develop alliances with organizations such as The Guadalupe Center, Pathways Early Education Center of Immokalee, The Salvation Army, Friends of Foster Children, Youth Haven, The Bread of Life and more. Through coordinated efforts with area non-profit organization, our campaign will provide 3,000 backpacks, clothing and school supplies to the students who need it the most.


It only takes $89 per child to provide these students with the gift of hope and support to start the school year off right, which means that we need to raise over $200,000 this year.


One of the things that makes our community so strong is our generous sponsors, donors, and compassionate friends who have given their unwavering support to those in need. We ask that you or your company will consider sponsoring an angel for as little as $89 or a more robust sponsorship outlined in this package.


Thank you for helping our angels in need!

Kindest regards,

Bill Ricigliano

(239) 825-8406 | kiwanisbill@gmail.com

Bill Ricigliano (239) 825-8406

Susan Brewer (513) 238-6272 

Christmas in July Foundation of Collier County Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit entity with Federal Tax ID 83-1606042.

A copy of the official registration, and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling

 toll-free (800-435-7352) within the State. Registration does not endorsement, approval or recommendation by the State.