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Sertoma Club of Bradenton Donates $59,000 To Turning Points

Updated on January 26th, 2023 Written by Turning Points

BRADENTON – The Sertoma Club of Bradenton donated $59,000 in funding to renovate the Dental Clinic at the Turning Points Health Center in Bradenton. The renovation allows the Turning Points Dental Clinic continue to improve the lives of others and give them hope for their future. Just in the past year, 1,411 men and women received medical or dental care at the Health Center and 126 men and women received oral prosthetics in the Dental Clinic. All services are provided for free at Turning Points.   

“The members of the Sertoma Club of Bradenton have worked hard to raise large amounts of money to invest in organizations that make our community better,” said George Najmy, Sertoma Club of Bradenton Board Chair.  The donation to Turning Points is one of many projects funded by the Club in Manatee County. “We have a long history of helping numerous organizations in our area with their worthwhile missions.”

“We thank the Sertoma Club of Bradenton for their generous donation to our Dental Clinic” commented Kathleen Cramer, Executive Director, Turning Points. “It’s organizations like the Sertoma Club of Bradenton that helps us continue to provide critical services targeted to the essential needs of people who are vulnerable or in crisis throughout our community.”

Over the past few years, with the generous support from many, the Sertoma Club of Bradenton has raised an average of $55,000 per year, with all those funds returned to those in need in Manatee County. In addition to the dental chairs funding for Turning Points, the Sertoma Club of Bradenton has provided much needed support to over twenty organizations. It is the purpose of the Sertoma Club of Bradenton to provide comfort and compassion in their mission to help those in need.

The Sertoma Club of Bradenton legacy projects include an endowed scholarship(s) at USF, the Sertoma Youth Ranch and Camp Endeavor, as well as a mobile auditory testing lab for the Sertoma Speech and Hearing Foundation to be used in serving area youth throughout the Manatee County School District.

Founded in 1957, the Sertoma Club of Bradenton has dedicated its’ service over the past sixty-six years to those with speech and hearing concerns, programs for the youth of Manatee County and various local charitable organizations.  All monies raised go back into the community of Manatee County through donations, scholarships and grants.

About Turning Points

Turning Points provides a remarkable variety of services designed to assist individuals and families on their path to financial stability and independence. Turning Points is the one stop shop for preventing and reducing homelessness in our community. We provide day resource services (such as hot showers, laundry services, clothing, food), employment services, rental and utility assistance, veteran’s services (employment, housing and childcare), and free medical and dental care for the uninsured and underinsured.  Over 9,000 people received help last year with critical services targeted to the essential needs of people in crisis.  

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