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DANCE FAIRIES

Cause Area

  • Arts & Culture
  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • International

Location

309 Menger SpgsBoerne, TX 78006 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Dance Fairies is a nonprofit organization that collects gently used and new dance wear, including costumes and shoes of all kinds, and donates them to aspiring dancers in need around the world in hope of providing them with the access to proper dance attire to follow their dreams and dance passion.

Description

The passion and love for dance has inspired a young teenager, Michelle Koehler, with an idea to create and lead a nonprofit organization, which she have named Dance Fairies. Growing up, she thought that having proper dance attire and beautiful costumes was ordinary, but later Michelle realized how lucky she is to even have the ability to take dance lessons, and that not everyone has this opportunity. Over the years, after multiple recitals and competitions, she has collected an excessive amount of costumes in her closet. Every one of those costumes had sentimental value and stories behind them. However, knowing that all of those gently used dance costumes that have been hanging in her closet for years and collecting dust, could bring so much joy and happiness to other little girls, just as they did to her in the past, gave her an idea. She wanted to share the love and passion of dance, and bring that magic moment in the life of children who may otherwise never have a costume of their own.

In the last 3 years, Dance Fairies organization was able to donate thousands of dance costumes and other dance wear to aspiring dancers locally and around the world.

This year Michelle extended the work of the organization even further by introducing and offering Dance Fairies' Ambassadors program to teenagers near and far, and currently have a team of 23 ambassadors located in Texas, other states of United States and even in the UK.

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