Each year at our Holiday Party, we ask our dancers to “pay it forward” to a local non-profit…a little way of recognizing how fortunate we all are at this time of year. Renee Maples is our Community Service chairperson, and she has been working with Blessings in a Backpack as our holiday philanthropy this year. Every week, our local Blessings in a Backpack chapter provides weekend bridge backpacks of food for 150 elementary school children in the Roswell area. These are children who may otherwise have little or no food to eat on weekends during the school year.
During the VIBE holiday party this year, we will be collecting food pantry items. We are asking for each dancer to bring 1 (or more if you are so inclined) of the following donation items to the holiday party:
- Canned meats (vienna sausages, pop top soups, tuna packs)
- Beef jerky / Slim Jims
- Granola bars
- Non-perishable individual servings of milk (white, chocolate or strawberry)
We will also have a box to drop check donations (make check out to Blessings in a Backpack – FAM Fund) if you would like to donate funds to help stock their pantry throughout the year.
***When you are buying your pantry items look for food an elementary school-aged child would like to eat and keep in mind that, unfortunately, they are often preparing their own meals. Pop-top can of soup, Vienna sausages, or a pouch of tuna is a better choice than something that requires a can opener.***
Holiday Party Volunteer Activity
Vibe dancers will have an opportunity ahead of the party to decorate a bookmark with words of encouragement to be included in small bags of holiday treats, books & activities that the dancers will be packing at the holiday party.
Bookmarks will be at the studio for the dancers to pick up the week prior to the party (Dec 2nd – 6th). Please have your dancer decorate the bookmark with words of encouragement and sign her name (with first name only). Please bring with them to the holiday party to be included in winter break backpack treat bags.
PLEASE DO NOT FORGET TO PICK UP A BOOKMARK TO HAVE YOUR DANCER DECORATE AT THE FRONT DESK NEXT WEEK WHEN WE RETURN TO DANCE!!!