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Updated: Aug 23, 2021

First and foremost we would like to extend our gratitude to all the local small and big businesses that have made cash donations as well as donated goods for our first ever Live Auction Fundraiser.

As a non-profit organization, we have been relying on volunteers and community leaders since 1994 to be able to bring English literacy to thousands of students within Manatee County.

"Having a sense of community unites us. Being a part of a community can make us feel as though we are a part of something greater than ourselves. It can give us opportunities to connect with people, to reach for our goals, and makes us feel safe and secure." (source)

Because of your support we have been able to empower immigrants in our community to find work, start businesses, improve family relationships and find their voice. This, in turn, creates a beneficial "economic ecosystem" in which individuals and businesses can thrive.

As you may already know, we non-for-profit organizations rely immensely on our community and local businesses to be able to continue our work.

Because of these prominent local businesses and their generous donations we are able to continue our commitment to closing the Literacy Gap within Manatee County.

That being said we would like to extend our gratitude to First Southern Bank for making a cash donation as part of our 2021 Silent Auction Fundraiser.

About First Southern Bank

"First Southern Bank has been investing in our communities since 1907. We are 5 branches strong serving Southern Georgia and West Central Florida. We are proud to be a true community bank! Our mission is to serve our communities with a level of service superior to our competition.


First and foremost, we are a community bank. We take pride in giving back to our community in time and resources. When our community is a success - we are successful.


Respect sets the tone of our culture. We believe in the importance of treating each teammate as an individual and treating every moment as one that matters. We believe great teams are built on honesty and integrity, mutual trust, and accountability.


Our customers are at the center of everything we do. We form lifelong relationships with our customers based on trust, dependability, and transparency. We believe that long lasting relationships are more valuable than the individual transaction."

Find out more about their services here.

Updated: Aug 23, 2021

Bradenton, FL May 12-14, 2021 Project Light Of Manatee Language School is holding a Virtual Fundraiser to raise $10,000 so we can continue our vision of empowering adults to participate meaningfully in our community through increasing English language and digital literacy.

Through our Virtual Fundraiser, you can support Project Light from the comfort of your home by bidding on items and gift certificates donated by numerous local businesses. You can choose anything from romantic dinners, fishing excursions, staycations to wine cases and decadent goodie baskets.

Project Light Of Manatee has been operating since 1994 to help non-English speaking immigrants master the English language and provide them with opportunities for growth within our community. We have helped hundreds of students advance in their careers, build a business and improve family relationships through English literacy.

Sign up today for our virtual fundraiser.

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