#DanceDigAndDine for Student Health Online Fundraiser
Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 7:00 PM - Sunday, June 2, 2013 at 10:00 PM (PDT)
Help Raise Funds for The Institute for Student Health’s (The Ish) Dance, Dig & Dine summer program!
#DanceDigAndDine Donors: GOAL: $2,000 | RAISED: $2,144
Help support one of our fellow GCPs - Camp4Kids (www.cccampforkids.eventbrite.com/) and/or SpreadLiteracy Spread Light (www.ccslsl2013.eventbrite.com)
Velouse Honore | La'Shawna Saint-Preux | Johnny Morette | Gerard Robinson | Elda Auxiliaire | Kara Smith | Nickole James | Kevin Cooper | Janay Turner | Billy Holcolmbe | Ingrid and Catherine Duran | Gimari Lodd-Jones | Patrick Cherry | Brandon Morton | Tiphanie Thomas | Fernando Rodriguez | Jonathan Lane
1 Week Tuition Paid for 1 Child ($10):
Clarissa McKithen | Jennyfer Ladouceur | Deyon Johnson | Shantae Edwards | Kenson Polite | Willie Hill | Billy Holcolmbe | Jim Fouquet | Angelica Hogan | Kimberly Mayes | Janay Turner | Kara Smith | Judith Fletcher | Vickie Sanit-Aime | Megan Behrle | Justin Lewis | Joi Halperin | Raleigh Contreras | Leslie Prado | Funmi Olorunnipa
2 Weeks Tution Paid for 1 Child ($20):
Gabriel Maupin | Chevonne Hall | Fritz Charles | Sebastian Singh | Jim Fouquet | Shyinthia Hembrey | Kris Clarkson | Carla Durandisse | Shonda Goward | Roseberte Clervil | Justin Baskerville | Davin Phoenix | Renee Thomas | Veronica Duran
The Majority of Tuition Paid for 1 Child ($50):
Darla Bunting | Daphne Charles | Luvens Lubin | Lewis Hutchison | Kezia Williams | Ashley Gantt | Ezra Merritt | Richard Ezike | Beverly Thompson | Abraham Cisne | Albert Gibbs | Darla Bunting
100% Tuition Paid for 1 Child ($80):
Brenda E. George | Willie Hill | Mohagony Burns | Fritz Charles | Carl-Henry Fortune
Capital Cause (www.capitalcause.org) has kicked off its third cycle of Giving Circles projects – a campaign that recruits young philanthropists to crowd-fund grants and crowd-source their skills toward completing 60-day high impact projects that produce measurable results benefitting under-served communities!
WHAT IS IT: DANCE, DIG AND DINE PROGRAM
The #DanceDigAndDine Giving Circles Team was challenged with raising $2,000 to fund The Institute for Student Health’s (The Ish) Dance, Dig & Dine summer program. In operation since 2010, #DanceDigAndDine is a comprehensive program that uses cooking, gardening and dancing to create life-changing impact in the lives of 25 students from lower-income communities in Mt. Pleasant and Columbia Heights.
WHY DONATE: EMPOWER 25 YOUTH TO LEARN HOW TO LIVE HEALTH LIVES
D.C. has the largest prevalence of overweight children in U.S., at 23%. In addition,D.C. boasts the highest rate of racial disparities in the nation with regards to obesity: 8% of whites who reside in D.C. residents are obese, while 31% of African-Americans are obese. The ISH program merges healthy eating, financial literacy, gardening and physical activity to fight this through educating children on healthy living practices.
#DanceDigAndDine participants identify and learn to use resources (SNAP, WIC, coupons) available to them to aid in food costs and learn cooking and food storage techniques to extend ingredients. Participants improve their financial literacy and budgeting skills. Through hands-on experience, participants are given a budget and encouraged to plan, shop for, and prepare a nutritional meal in addition to designing a healthy and sustainable monthly meal plan for their families.
The ISH program provides high-risk populations the knowledge and resources to be healthy in a cost-effective manner along with teaching them why being healthy is important. Donate to support our initiative and help us reverse the obesity trend among the most vulnerable and affected communities in D.C.
HOW CAN YOU HELP: FUND A WEEK or MORE OF TUITION FOR ONE CHILD TODAY
Our goal is to provide full tuition for 25 students to participate in the #DanceDigAndDine 6-week program. Just $80 will cover the cost of one child, or you can change a life for a donation as low as $20. All fees will cover the cost of weekly costs of food, plants, soil and instructors, which total $330/week for all 25 students each week and $2,000 for the total cost of the program.
Capital Cause’s Giving Circles Projects (GCP) are short-term, high-impact service projects that engage Young Philanthropists in crowd-funding nonprofit grants and crowd-sourcing their skills to build nonprofit capacity or benefit communities. Through working with a team of 5-7 Young Philanthropists, young philanthropists activate their networks or work together to create change for a nonprofit project of their choice. Sign-up today!
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