Continuation of Angel Tree
Due to deadlines and time constraints, the Angel Tree will start in November and continue until the deadline (TBD) in December.
Canned Food Drive and Angel Tree!
Did you know? In the US, 42 million people stuggle with hunger, including 13 million children. Especially as the holidays approach, many of our neighbors seek help to feed themselves and their families. Items collected will be donated to a local food bank to be further distributed to these families in need.
One of the many traditions here at CFPAA is the annual Angel Tree sponsered by the Salvation Army. Each year, we receive tags to be placed on our Christmas tree that have a designated, anonymous child in need. Be sure to pick up a tag while they last in order to provide toys/gifts to a child in need!
Candy for Backpack Buddies!
Every Halloween, Bakcpack Buddies, renown for the efforts of fighting against childhood hunger, gives young children an unforgettable trick-or-treating experience. With your candy donation, you, too, can help brighten a child's day as he or she continues to make memories. Be sure to bring in your candy by October 27th in order to ensure that these children can have the Halloween of a lifetime!
Halloween Costumes and Local Family in Need!
Every child deserves to have fun trick-or-treating with their friends on Halloween. However, some are unable to obtain a proper costume. All costumes, including those old dance costumes sitting in your closet, will be brought to a Palmetto Bays Elementary, where disadvantage children of all ages can select their costume and pretend to be whomever they please! Additionally, you can help Greg and Janice, who have just lost their home, cars, and pets in a fire, by donating clothes (XXXL tops, XXL bottoms, men's 38 waist short), towels, queen-sized sheets, tools, food, etc. in or for them to get a head-start.
Community Service Liaison
Jessica has been dancing with CFPAA since it opened in 2009. She has assisted a multitude of dance classes over the years and was named one of the lead assistants for 2017. As a rising senior in the STEM program at the Academy for Arts, Science, and Technology, Jessica hopes to accomplish an array of life objectives, including acceptance into an exceptional university with the intention of studying either Pre-Medicine or Biomedical Engineering. However passionate she may be about dance, her enthusiasm and desire to help others radiates brighter than any stage light ever could. Taking on this role as Goodwill Ambassador Community Service Liaison, Jessica is honored to serve the community alongside her second home.
Since our opening in 2009, CFPAA has established and maintained a successful humanitarian program in order to teach valuable life lessons right alongside our performance-arts training. Each month, a charity or cause is selected, in which students are encouraged to participate and show support for. Students earn completion checks for each service drive for which they participate, and those earning a minimum of seven checks are designated as official CFPAA Goodwill Ambassadors. In addition, CFPAA does, from time to time, offer alternative experiences for which students can earn check marks. Students in grades 6-12 can elect to complete a character education course, earning a certificate and six check marks upong completion. More details about this year's Character Education Course can be seen below and on the "What We Offer" Page of this website.
The charitable organizations selected range anywhere from local churches to renown charities, such as the Salvation Army.
As more specifications are sorted out, they will be made known and details below will be updated.
Monthly drives post-December will be released as current drives are re-evaluated in order to ensure that our neighbors in need receive assistance to the utmost.
About CFPAA Goodwill Ambassadors
Crayons! Bookmarks! Notebooks! Oh my!
Thank you to everyone who donated to this drive! We collected over 50 items, including 6 binders and 13 notebooks, that were sent to Carolina Forest Elementary, allowing the enhancement of several disadvantaged childrens' educations.