Giving Tree

Dear families,

Over the years, during the holidays, my staff and I have received many beautiful gifts from all of our thoughtful students. We truly appreciate the gifts we have received. The Dance Connection Christmas Tree is always a reminder of these past gifts. The entire tree is decorated with ornaments given to me over the years. Although we enjoy receiving gifts from our students, the most precious gift we could receive is the knowledge that a needy family or child is having their wish granted. For over thirty years I have been in contact with various social workers who give me a list of families in this area who are in great need of our help.

Please help them by participating in our Giving Tree.  This year there are two ways to participate in the Giving Tree:

1.  Take a tag off of the giving tree at the studio and purchase a gift.  Once purchased, tape the gift tag on an UNWRAPPED present and place your gift in the collection box located in the DC lobby area. We would also appreciate it if you could attach the gift receipt to the item and, if possible, have clothing items in gift boxes. All gifts must be in the collection box no later than Monday, December 20th. We please ask that if you are unable to get the item you picked off the tree, that you return the tag because I do purchase all gifts that are still left on the tree unpurchased, so that no family member goes giftless. This date is very important, so we ensure that the families receive the gifts in time for the Holidays.

2.  Donate to the Giving Tree Fund to purchase more costly gifts, coats, and shoes.  Children are children and don’t know the prices of the toys they are asking for.  This fund helps provide toys and essentials for those families.   Click here to donate or text GIVINGTREE2021 to (855) 202-2100.

Many thanks in advance for your generosity and thoughtfulness. Please take our wish to you and your family for a happy, healthy, and safe holiday!!

Mary Naftal
Artistic Director