Blues & Brews Octoberfest!
Friday, October 25, 2013 from 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)
Orlando's Downtown Breakfast Rotary Club's annual fundraing event features Octoberfest beer tastings, live & silent auctions, live music and good fellowship in the cause of supporting the children or Orange Center Elementary School...
We need your help – just as many groups and organizations do. So why should this request matter? It matters because there are kids living in Orlando who need shoes, warm clothes, books to read, field trips, music, art, and a vision of something beyond what they see each day.
The 300+ students of Orange Center Elementary School reside in the heart of the poorest per capita income/highest unemployment rate zone in Orlando. Education is their way out of poverty. That's why Blues & Brews Octoberfest!, our 16th annual fundraiser, matters
Last year, funds from Blues and Brews enabled us to
▪ clothe over 250 kids so they could stay in school,
▪ provide 128 coats to keep kids warm,
▪ take 100 children to the Shakespeare Theatre,
▪ provide an experience of a lifetime for the 4th graders on their fieldtrip to St. Augustine,
▪ celebrate each child's birthday with a book,
▪ allow each child to have new school supplies and a backpack,
▪ feed hungry students,
▪ add new books to the library,
▪ initiate an after school choir and a Boy Scout troop and
▪ encourage and assist the staff and faculty.