The Manteca Sunrise Kiwanis shared the fruits of their annual Pumpkin Fair Thursday evening during their third annual Community Night of Giving.
The service club donated $41,900 to local non-profits Thursday to bring their total for the year to $53,422. That compares to $49,800 they gave to community groups during the 2015-2016 club year.
Over $600,000 has been donated by the Sunrise Kiwanis over the years thanks to the Pumpkin Fair. Another estimated $300,000 has been raised by various groups through the annual Pumpkin Fair.
This year’s recipients include: VFW Post 6311, Senior Center, Kiwanis International Foundation, Manteca Prayer Breakfast, Boys & Girls Club, Kids Don’t Float, Native Directions, USMC Charles Palmer Support Program, Hope Ministries, Raymus House, Boy Scout Troop 432, Manteca Police Explorers, Give Every Child A Chance, CERT, Dream Closet, Kiwanis Family House, Manteca Noon Kiwanis, Manteca Youth Focus, Every 15 Minutes, Not Forgotten-Memorial Day Event, Second Harvest Food Bank, SHARP, Special Day on the Farm, Thanksgiving in Manteca, East Union Sober Grad, East Union Band Boosters, East Union JROTC, Sierra High Sober Grad, Kiwanis Eliminate Program, Agape Villages, Great Valley Bookfest, Hospice of San Joaquin, Manteca Rotary, Valley Caps, America Legion, Fun Club, Be.TECH, American Cancer Association-Relay for Life, Kiwanis Rose Float, Historical Society, High School Scholarships, and Birthday Buddies.
The Manteca Sunrise Kiwanis has been providing community service and funding to local organizations since 1980. Some of their service includes the Manteca Pumpkin Fair, monthly Birthday Buddies at Raymus House, high school scholarships, Bike Trail Clean-up, Thanksgiving Dinner, Annual Pork/Rib Feed, Veterans Dinner, Manteca 4th of July Parade, and various events throughout the year.