Giving Tuesday or (#GivingTuesday) is the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. This year it falls on December 1st, 2020. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.
Our Hashtag and Campaign to follow on social media is #GivingDanceDay. Follow on our social media outlets (instagram, facebook) to see how we are making a difference in the lives of our students, volunteers, and donors.
What are we raising money for? Our SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM. This year we've given out $2,500 in scholarships for families in financial need. This number is continuing to increase as many families have lost income from COVID. 2021 brings much uncertainty and more and more families need financial assistance to give their children the opportunity to be involved in enrichment programs a part from being behind a screen all day. Our students should still be able to participate and have a positive outlet despite the pandemic and the negativity that has resulted in our world. Help us bring these under-resourced students the joys of dance.
How will your contribution impact our mission? $12 sends one student to one of our classes and $100 allows them to participate in a session for 8 weeks. Giving all children the opportunity to participate in dance education regardless of their resources helps in fulfilling our mission and serving our community through these challenging times. Please consider making a donation that goes towards a good cause and changes the lives of people that we serve through the performing arts in dance. Help us raise our goal of $2000.
Our Mission: To make dance education accessible to ALL people regardless of location, ability, or resources. Our Vision: To see all people interact, understand, and embody the life changing power of dance. Our Values: 1) Equity > ensuring that our participants have full and equal access to opportunities that enable them to lead healthy lives. 2) Empowerment > creating independent, confident learners that advocate for themselves and the arts. 3) Collaboration> working to understand the value of each individual and/or community partner.
Here’s how you can help:
Like, share, retweet, and regram our posts so that we can reach a wider audience. Even better if you add your own call for others to take notice of the campaign!
Participate in #UNselfie by writing our organization's name on a sheet of paper and saying why you support CDC's #GivingDanceDay. Don't forget to write the hashtags #GivingDanceDay and #GivingTuesday and take a picture of yourself to post. You can find an example HERE.
Create your own short video, explaining what #GivingDanceDay means to you! Be sure to share it with the hashtag #GivingDanceDay and #GivingTuesday, and link to our facebook GivingTuesday Donation page.
Make a donation–of any size! Whether it’s a one-time gift or a monthly donation, every gift helps us provide classes, workshops, educational opportunities, and dance accessibility as a form of therapy and self expression to our community.
Give long-term inspiration, movement, and joy this holiday season. Give Dance Day!