Illuminating Hope Fireworks Show: Raising Funds to Feed Kids

Event volunteer spots now open!

Help us reach our $95,000 goal to improve food security for children in our community!

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Our dedicated event hosts at Kritsonis Lindor Dalrymple are matching donations of $500 or more up to $20,000!

2024 Sponsors



Free admission all day (9:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.), live music, food & drinks, and lifeguards on duty. 

2024 Sponsorship Details Available Here!

Get involved! Contact Bonnie to find out how you can help make this great event happen!

Supporting Our Youth Feeding Programs

You might have noticed we’ve refreshed the name of our event to illuminate why we hold it every year and why your participation is so important. More than 1,800 children in the Issaquah School District who receive free or reduced-price school lunches don’t have access to these resources when school is out. Our Summer Lunch, Lunch for the Break, and Power Packs programs play a vital role in ensuring children have easy access to healthy food at all times.

Our annual fundraising campaign — capped off with a fireworks celebration — has raised more than $370,000 since 2015 to support childhood food security in our community. Last year alone, our community came together to help raise over $73,000, which provided breakfast, lunch, and snack foods for over 550 children for an entire month. With your help and our partnership with The KLD Group at Windermere Real Estate, hundreds of children will be ensured sufficient nutrition every day of the year.
In these times of rising costs and reduced SNAP benefits, we need your help more than ever. Please join us as we raise funds to continue supporting our youngest citizens.

A gift of $150 can provide 21 children with breakfast, lunch, and snack foods for the weekend when school lunches aren’t available.

A $500 gift can ensure that 16 children have access to healthy, kid-friendly food throughout the entire summer.


Fireworks Show Details

Mark your calendars for:

Thursday, July 4 at 10:00 p.m.

The fireworks will be launched from a barge off the western shore of Lake Sammamish about halfway between Vasa Park and Lake Sammamish State Park. Any spot along the southern part of the lake should be a great viewing point!

Vasa Park will have free admission all day (9:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.), live music, food & drinks, and lifeguards on duty. 

Please join The KLD Group and the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank to support fundraising efforts for our youth feeding programs, then celebrate with us from your favorite vantage point for the fireworks display on July 4.

The Event Hosts

The KLD Real Estate Group at Windermere Real Estate has funded this event since 2015 to support the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank. In addition to funding equipment purchases and our youth feeding programs over the years, they have helped us expand our reach and have been committed advocates to our mission. Thank you to the KLD Team!

Sponsor Opportunities Are Available!

Read our 2024 Sponsor Information and/or contact Steve Wilcox at


For more information or questions, please contact Bonnie DeCaro-Monahan at