HopeFest is the brainchild of Eastlake High School Rotary Interact club in 2015 and has been reported to be a Great Nonprofit in the State of Washington. The 2017 festival involved over 250 volunteers and generous donations from local sponsors and served more than 800 in-need Eastside individuals with groceries, clothing, books, hygiene supplies, refreshments, haircuts, massages and much more. As in past years, our club’s donation consists of money, manpower and materials.
Activity Update provided by Tyler Zangaglia 11/30/2017: The Hope Festival team has been busy since the 2017 Festival, not only with planning the 2018 Festival, but through Hope in Motion. Recent Hope in Motion activities include Adopt a Road litter cleanup on our adopted road, donating more than 2,000 pounds of food to the Ronald McDonald House in Seattle, donating more than 2,600 pounds of clothing to Value Village, and partnering with Kids Without Borders and the Literary Crusade to serve communities locally and globally. As for the 2018 Hope Festival; we are excited for the biggest, most impactful edition of the festival yet. We are looking forward not only to serving more than 800 local in-need and homeless individuals, but introducing new aspects to our event (i.e. mobile dental clinics).
- HopeFest Facebook page
- Video of 2017 Hopefest event
- Issaquah Reporter article about the 2017 HopeFest event
Grants were issued by Sammamish Rotary in the Falls of 2016 and 2017 to fund their Hope in Motion program.