How Can I Help?
Free Lotus festival programming, Lotus Blossoms in schools and communities, and community outreach is made possible by the generous financial support of donors and sponsors, and by the commitment of our amazing volunteers. You can show your Lotus love by joining Friends of Lotus, sponsoring an event, or by choosing to donate your time and talents.
Individual GivingDonors underwrite everything from Lotus Blossoms in the schools and arts access at the Lotus Festival, to the new community venue, the Lotus Firebay. Donors can also leave a legacy gift or give to an endowment, and keep Lotus thriving for generations to come!
“Lotus has been a part of our lives for nearly 20 years. The Lotus Blossoms Bazaar and the Festival are sacred annual rituals for my family. My daughter says Festival weekend is better than Christmas. Lotus is one of the things that makes life in Bloomington so special. We actively give back for all Lotus has given us. Lotus is an important part of our annual charitable giving, and we volunteer to help at the Festival every year. This year my daughter is finally old enough to volunteer herself. Christmas doesn’t stand a chance!”
Business SupportWhen your business sponsors an event or program, you give the gift of Lotus to your community and clients. Sponsors can support Lotus Blossoms Educational Outreach Program, Lotus Firebay events, and/or the Lotus World Music & Arts Festival in the streets of downtown Bloomington.
“Collaboration is one of my favorite words. When looking for organizations to collaborate with, it made sense that Lotus be one of them. I appreciate how well organized the Festival is and how positively the Festival impacts the restaurants, bars and galleries around Bloomington.”