#TheGiveBack with Jayde pt#2

We had our first giveaway this past weekend!! What a great feeling it was to see so many smiling faces, not only because of the generous donations from so many, but people were happy to come together, to hug one another and share their stories of rebuilding from the flood that devastated Baton Rouge last month. Parents were able to pause while their kids played. There was laughter and genuine joy in the studio!

Mrs. Roxi fitting a little one for new baker shoes.

Mrs. Roxi fitting a little one for new baker shoes.

Dancers (and a few gymnasts too!) were able to get fitted with new dancewear and shoes and kids and moms were able to leave with a bag filled with boutique clothing from Matilda Jane. I left the event energized and ready to do more, but I need your help!

Jhayce Smith and I organizing donations.

Jhayce Smith and I organizing donations.

One of the dancers from En Pointe and I.

One of the dancers from En Pointe and I.

A family we were able to help.

A family we were able to help.

There’s still time for you to make a donation! We will have a second round of donations in a few weeks!

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Items can also be sent to 1514 Stoneleigh Dr. Baton Rouge, La 70808

Special thanks to major contributors for our first round of donations:

  • Roxi Victorian/Ballet Victorian for hosting and helping to organize the event

  • Angelica and Jhayce Smith/Childish Couture Photography

  • Matilda Jane

  • Matt Steffanina

  • Nikki Godfrey

  • Longwood Performing Arts of Pennsylvania

  • International Association of Blacks in Dance

  • Camille Brown, Choreographer

  • Purpose Productions

  • University of California, African American Studies

  • Pampos Dance and Swimwear

  • Individual donations from anonymous donors