Why I decided to create a charity arm of my business.
Action takes Action is a project that has long been on my heart. As director of Action Dance Academy, I have always felt it was my calling to not only educate my students in the techniques of dance, but to provide a place for them where they can build confidence, a strong character and feel nurtured in a loving and safe environment. I feel I have been successful in my mission with many students referring to Action Dance Academy as ‘a second home’.
My heart is that the strong and supportive community we have built up here at Action Dance Academy can extend an arm to those with a greater need and make a difference in the lives of people in our local community that perhaps don’t have the same opportunities and safe place to land.
Our Charity Partner for 2019
This year we have partnered with the Kids with Cancer Foundation who raise money to help struggling families of kids being treated for childhood cancer.
100% of money raised for the foundation assist doctors, nurses, families and support groups involved in caring for only the youngest of children suffering with a brain tumor, leukemia and all other childhood cancers, from new born babies to young teenagers. Money raised is allocated by a founding committee, benefiting, both public hospitals with children's oncology units and families who find themselves placed in financial difficulties, due to their child being treated for cancer.
How can I get involved?
There are 3 ways to get involved
Attend one of our non for profit events on Saturday 22nd June
Disco Party for Primary Aged Students
Movie Night for High School Aged Students
Donate a gold coin and join in the dress up week during class in week 8 of term 2
Make a one off voluntary money donation at one of the money tins located at your local dance venue
What we have achieved so far
in 2017 we partnered with Mission Australia to raise $1400 who used the money to support families with affordable housing, early learning and youth services, family support and skills development for those in need.
in 2018 we partnered with the Hornsby Kur-ring-gai Women's Shelter to raise $1800 for women in our local community suffering from homelessness and domestic violence.
Check out some behind the scenes photos from our 2018 fundraising events: