Giving Tuesday 2020 - A Community of Giving
In the folk story "Stone Soup," a group of travelers cooks a tasty soup starting with a stone in a pot of water. Each of the passing villagers contributes something that will improve the soup - a few carrots, some herbs, a bit of salt. By the end, everyone has added what they have, and the soup is enough to feed not only the travelers but the villagers as well.
For 9 years, with the help of our village, we have been creating Stone Soup out of whatever folks have been able to contribute. Some are able to put in $20 a week, some $5. Some make costumes, some help plan fundraisers and some bring smoothies or pastelitos to keep the staff going. And what an amazing soup it turns out to be! Always a little different and always delicious.
We know it seems overwhelming, this year especially, but with a little help from each of you we can make it all work. Each small donation will add up to be something beautiful, and we can continue to create a Stone Soup that will serve us all!
What does our Stone Soup taste like right now?
- 133 students age 0-15 are taking weekly virtual classes in creative movement, tap, ballet, hip hop, break dance, musical theater and Latin dance
- Improved technology for better virtual classes
- 10 Teaching Artists, 3 Program Assistants, 2 Program Managers, an Executive Director, and a new Early Childhood Program Coordinator are working hard to give our kids an AMAZING, supportive, inclusive, and eclectic dance education
- Check-in phone calls and texts with families, town hall meetings and whatsapp groups to keep in touch