Celebrating the Good

What good can about 40 dancers, most of whom are new to their ballet studies, do for the world? A lot!

Our two shows of The Night Before Christmas raised $4,900 for Little Lambs Foundation, who provides comfort kits to children placed in emergency foster care, and serves over 2,000 families across the state with their diaper bank. And what kind of good does THAT do? Well…

A study of diaper need in the U.S. and Canada conducted by Huggies, revealed that mothers who experience diaper need were often short 11 to 12 diapers each week. Babies without clean diapers are exposed to more potential health risks & less likely accepted to daycares, leaving parents unable to attend work. Little Lambs distributes 60 diapers per child per month to fill in the gap in between paychecks. A donation or our size amounts to diaper assistance for 408 babies for FIVE WEEKS!!!

Our dancers are blessed to enjoy dance classes in addition to their academic endeavors, but some kiddos don’t even have the needed supplies to attend SCHOOL! Little Lambs also provides these students with back to school kits – everything they need to have a successful year in school. Our donation would equate to helping 200 CHILDREN receive these needed supplies!

Little Lambs had this to say of YOUR efforts: “Little Lambs is so truly honored to be the recipient of so many people’s time & talent that went into such a beautifully well-crafted production. It is so important for these talented dancers to know that because of all their hard work they have made a difference right here in our community for so many families through Little Lambs Foundation for Kids.”

While I’m the one in the picture, the signed poster truly represents the donation of time, talent, and energy of EVERYONE who participated! Without each person – each dancer, each supportive parent, each volunteer, and each audience member – this show would NOT have been possible. Your generosity is inspiring! Thank you for sharing your dancers with us! Thank you for supporting our shows! Thank you for caring enough about your neighbors to engage in the causes that can do a greater good in the lives of the people around us!

So humbled to be part of this inspiring effort! I can’t wait for our next shows!!!