The one sentence answer is.....We give it all away to youth-serving organizations in Lebanon and, to lesser extent, Warren County.
The Lebanon Blues Festival is the single largest fundraiser for the Lebanon Optimist Club. Our Optimist Club is a service organization (think of Rotary, Kiawanis, etc.) The thing that sets us apart from other clubs is our mission...we strive to serve as many youth in our community as possible by funding as many programs as possible.
Every dollar we raise with our festival is used to help children and teens here in Lebanon.
Here is a partial list of some of the organizations that have received Blues Festival money through grants from the Lebaon Optimist Club.
Lebanon High School After Prom
Atrium Medical Center Foundation
Berry Intermediate School PTO
Big Brothers/Big Sisters
Bridge Riding for Disabled
Brush of Hope
Donovan Elementary School Buddy Bench
Camp Joy Cancer Camp
Child Advocacy Center
Lebanon Cub Scout Pack 528 Outreach
Lebanon Municipal Court CASA Program
WCCS Early Learning Center
Lebanon City Schools Fuse
Lebanon Food Pantry Community Food Baskets
Interfaith Hospitality Network
John McLean Advisory Council
Lebanon Fire Department Appreciation Lunch
Lebanon Band Boosters
Premier Health Lebanon Bike Park
Lebanon Christmas for Tots
Lebanon Theater Company Children's Theater
Lebanon High School Scholarships (3-$1000, 2-$500)
Metropolitan Housing Village Homework Club
National Child Safety Council
Optimist International Jr. Golf Tournament
Lebanon High School Re-do Program
Lebanon Jr. High School Re-do Program
Lebanon Shop With A Cop
Lebanon Youth Spring and Fall Soccer Teams
Solutions Counseling Services
Lebanon Youth Softball Teams
Warren County Abuseand Rape Center
Warren County Arts Council
Warren County High Tech Career Camp
Lebanon Warrior Back Pack Program
Warren County Career Center Student Scholarships
Teen Alliance Council Violence Free Coalition
and many, many more.
To learn more about our Lebanon Optimst Club, contact us.