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Fundraising for Outreach Programs in 2020
Today, we’re tying on our Flying Shoes to leap! into “Fundraising 2020“. We’re raising $15,000 from at least 150 contributors, and we’d love your support!
Already, 38 people have given $3,671.33 (almost 25% of both goals.) Wow!
Since 2005, Flying Shoes has connected thousands of people to traditional, participatory music and dance and to each other, via our First Friday Community & Contra Dances and our Outreach Programs. First Fridays are self-sustaining, thanks to loyal dancers and All Comers Band musicians, but every outreach program requires outside funding.
The $15,000 is for:
Reentry Center dance & music programs = $ 5k (BFS must match a grant.)
Free dances in public parks = $ 4k (see last year’s Dancing in the Park schedule)
Other Outreach Programs = $ 6k (workshops for musicians, organizers, and dancers; school residencies; programs for older adults; teacher mentoring; and more!)
We know these programs are valuable, and others agree:
“Belfast Flying Shoes has always been an inspiration to me for how to really engage the community, and these programs are just one more example.” -Contra Dance Caller
“I feel complete! Between the dance materials and my music literacy resources, I have enough to inspire me until retirement.” – K-5 Music Teacher
“Contra dances heal me.” -Nurse Practitioner
“I had to step a little out of my comfort zone, but it was so fun and energetic that I smiled the whole time.” -Reentry Center Resident
“I was amazed by how well-behaved and engaged our students were, with the whole student body dancing in the gymnasium. This was an incredible experience for them!” -Elementary School Principal
To make a tax-deductible donation and support our nonprofit’s community outreach programs, send a check to Belfast Flying Shoes, 93 Kaler Rd, Belfast, ME 04915 or click the “Donate” button our website.