The concept of Christmas in July came about in 2001 when then Kiwanis Division 23 Lt. Governor, Dr. Celia Earle, performed research on the plight of homeless children in Broward County, Florida. She discovered that there were hundreds of the County's students who could not list a home address because they were in shelters.

Christmas in July was created with the support of the Kiwanis Clubs and the Broward County Commissioners. The annual fun-filled event provides families the chance to forget their troubles with a day of games, activities and shows. The pinnacle of the afternoon is a visit from Santa who brings gifts of clothing, shoes, school supplies and toys.

Today, Christmas in July serves children from every shelter in Broward County - more than 1000 children each year!

 

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