Raiders of the Lost Bruegala 2020 2020-09-20T13:26:44-05:00

Become a Raider of the Lost Bruegala of 2020

This August join us in celebrating the “Lost Bruegala” of 2020. Bruegala is a charity beer and wine festival run by the Bloomington-Normal Jaycees. Over the past 20 years Bruegala has raised more than $260,000 for local nonprofits. Although due to COVID-19 the festival has been postponed until 2021 we believe the pandemic does not mean we have to cancel fun in 2020!

The Bloomington-Normal Jaycees are excited to celebrate the Lost Bruegala of 2020 with our community. Become a raider of the Lost Bruegala by purchasing our 2020 logo T shirts, Tanks, and Tasting Glasses designed by Meltdown Creative Works as well as a special edition glass rendition of our 2019 Tasting Glass and Throw Back Items from Past Bruegalas. All profits from this project will be split between our five charitable partners: Ecology Action Center, Recycling Furniture for Families, West Bloomington Revitalization Project, Dreams are Possible, and Prairie State Legal Services. These nonprofits are essential to the improvement of the place that we call home. Please help us support their work by becoming a raider of the Lost Bruegala of 2020. Purchase swag separately or score a sweet deal on a Raider’s Swag Pack from August 22nd – September 20th!

The Jaycees will arrange porch drops for all swag for citizens of Bloomington-Normal, Peoria, and Champaign-Urbana in October. Live outside of Bloomington-Normal? We will arrange a convenient pick up day and location.
 
 
*8.75% sales tax applies to all purchases.
All sales are final. No refunds or exchanges. We appreciate your understanding.

 

Our 2020 Charitable Partners

The mission of Dreams Are Possible is to prepare women for economically-sustainable employment by creating first-class, skill-based workers, helping them transition from jobs to careers, and preparing them to expect and advocate for a living wage, benefits, and dignity in the workplace. Find out about DAP’s volunteer opportunities and class schedule by visiting their website.

The mission of the Ecology Action Center is to inspire and assist our community in creating, strengthening, and preserving a healthy environment.  The EAC acts as a central resource for environmental education, information, outreach, and technical assistance in McLean County, Illinois. Find out more about the EAC’s resources and services at their website.

The mission of Prairie State Legal Services, Inc. is to ensure equal access to justice and fair treatment under the law by providing legal advice and representation, advocacy, education, and outreach that serve to protect basic human needs and enforce or uphold rights by offering free legal services for low income persons and those age 60 and over who have serious civil legal problems and need legal help to solve them. Visit PSLS’s website to find out more about how they are ensuring justice within our community.

We give furniture to people living at or below the federal poverty line. We often step in after times of crisis, such as house fires, domestic violence, and transitions from homelessness. The furnishings we offer free of charge are part of the process of making a family’s house a home. Find out how you can get involved with RF4F by visiting their website.

Driven by the voice of residents, the WBRP leads impactful, collaborative efforts of neighbors and local stakeholders that honor our historical and cultural roots, build on the pride and strengths of our neighborhoods and empower residents to be leaders and achieve a vision for a better community. To find out more about WBRP’s amazing programs such as the Bike Co-Op, Tool Library, and The Bed Blitz check out their website.

Thank you to our sponsors!

Video provided by James Dean Kersten