Trifecta Arts received a windfall from Summit Dance Shoppe and now we need help transitioning this gift into the hands (or should I say feet?) of underprivileged girls in Ecuador.
Over 300 pairs of ballet slippers were logged into our inventory by Patty Vannucci and her daughter, Erica. Their quick work was essential, because a follow up donation of more than 50 pairs of tights was on its way. This huge donation is so appreciated — a BIG Thank You to Luke and Stephanie Wise Olson-Elm, Owners of Summit Dance Shoppe, in Plymouth, MN!!
Ballet shoes in Ecuador cost about the same amount as they do in the US, but an extra $15.00 is hard to come by for families that are living on $375 per month (the minimum wage in Ecuador). We’d like to send the donated shoes to the first-time ballet dancers at the President Tamayo School in Salinas, Ecuador for their performance on January 26th, but we need some organizational help in Minneapolis.
To read more about the President Tamayo School Ballet Program, click here.
We need to locate an Inventory Volunteer pronto – if you are detail oriented and interested in contributing to the success of Trifecta Arts, please consider becoming our Inventory and Distribution Manager. Send a note to info@TrifectaArts.org and we can discuss the details.