The annual Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Festival is organized by volunteers from the Rotary Club of Des Moines and Normandy Park. A service group, first started in the area, in 1958. From then to now, Rotarians from Des Moines/Normandy Park, WA have assembled to exchange ideas and take action in the face of our community's most pressing concerns. From providing the Des Moines Area Food Bank for six decades to putting instruments in the hands of kids who want to play in band, but can't afford it, the Rotary is People of Action. Below, you will find a partial list of the many wonderful causes supported by your ticket purchase.
100% of the net proceeds raised from the 2022 Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Fest, go to the causes powered by Rotary of Des Moines/Normandy Park, WA. We could use more help. If you are a community leader looking to exchange ideas and take action, consider this your invitation to attend an upcoming meeting to learn more about how you can help.
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BECOME A ROTARIAN
Rotary of Des Moines & Normandy Park are a group of community leaders who have come together to exchange ideas and take action since 1958. We work to aid our neighbors in need, and wee need you.
DES MOINES AREA FOODBANK
The Rotary Club of DM/NP has supported the the Des Moines Area Food Bank for over 6 decades. We volunteer monthly filling backpacks that go to low income students. This food bank serves many in our area.
THE ABUNDANCE PROJECT
Working with school social workers, DM/NP Rotary supplied clothing and hygiene products along with food for the food pantry at MRHS
SeaTac BMX $5000 To help this non-profit develop a track for BMX riders in an area of cultural diversity and economic inequality.
HIGHLINE SCHOOLS FOUNDATION BACK TO SCHOOL FAIR
Annually, Rotary DM/NP funds and helps facilitate a back to school fair that ensures kids all have adequate school supplies, and access to needed social service programs
THE GENESIS PROJECT
The Genesis Project is a Seattle-based non-profit organization that exists to offer hope for a new life to young women and girls involved in commercial sexual exploitation (CSE), prostitution, and sex trafficking. The mission is to provide needed services to survivors of CSE and sex trafficking in a three phase approach including immediate shelter, education, job skills training, and long-term safe houses.
EMPOWERING SELF DEFENSE
Seattle Taekwondo Foundation believes everyone deserves to live a life free from the fear of violence.
The likelihood of assault diminishes gratly with a basic defense strategy.
We are committed to providing low-cost or no-cost workshops dedicated to empowering those who attend.
Choose 180 transforms the lives of youth and young adults by partnering with institutional leaders, connecting them with community, empowering them with choice, and teaching them the skills necessary to avoid engagement with the criminal legal system.
Their Mission is to break the cycle of domestic abuse one relationship at a time by providing housing and resources for families who have experienced domestic abuse and by activating the church and community to participate in prevention and intervention
COATS FOR KIDS
Every year, the Rotary Club of DM/NP purchases coats, and facilitates the donation of coats to keep cold kids warm!
We spend thousands of dollars on coats annually, much of it funded by those who attend Blues & Brews!
KIDS IN ACTION!
A portion of your ticket proceeds go to support scholarships so that costs are not a barrier to joining Park and Rec program.
HIGHLINE SCHOOLS FOUNDATION
Established in 1999 to support the work of Highline Public Schools which serves the communities of Burien, Des Moines, Normandy Park, Beverly Park, SeaTac, and White Center. We are the only non-profit organization which supports all schools in Highline Public Schools.
Bellevue Sunrise Rotary is a welcoming diverse group that meets regularly for fellowship and expansion of knowledge by a slate of outstanding speakers. The recent presentation on national security by retired General (and Rotarian) Barry McCaffrey was enthusiastically received, with members and guests staying after the meeting to continue the conversation.