Hi, my name is Holly Stefanick. I have been dancing for thirteen years and started Donate4Dance Mission after realizing how there are plenty of children who would love to dance, but cannot afford basic supplies. Dance is a huge part of my life and it is something that I am passionate about, so I developed my charity to give other kids the same opportunities. My mission offers gently used dance attire to performing arts schools/programs where the students might not otherwise afford them. Established in early spring of last year, I have since collected and shipped hundreds of supplies throughout Maryland, New York, Louisiana, Detroit, and Chicago. I gather items from individuals or from the many collection bins that I place in studios throughout Frederick, Maryland. The
bins fill up with leotards, shoes, costumes, and other dance related supplies that people no longer need or want. Donate4Dance Mission is a 501c (3) charity, which allows me to provide donors with receipts for tax purposes.
Within the last few months an enthusiastic student reached out to help; she now collects donations at studios near her house, which she then hands to me. She has been so helpful spreading the word about my non-profit and has already collected hundreds of donations.
I am extremely grateful for all of the local families and organizations that support my cause, which in turn enables me to ship donations to those in need and I hope to continue helping even more dancers for years to come!