‘Tis the season for New Attitudes Dance Studios 14th Annual Pay It Forward holiday giving program at the studio. Each year we sponsor families in this program to help ensure the children have a wonderful Christmas morning that they are otherwise unable to have.
Although our program is about collecting and giving gifts to these children, the efforts made by all who give to and support our program each year most certainly carry with them the true meaning of Christmas and the spirit of giving.
This year we are sponsoring seven children and have our annual tree set up at the studio and filled with angel ornaments representing all the little angels we will be collecting for. Each angel will have personal information such as age, sizes and interests. We are hoping to encourage any of you at the studio who might like to be involved to simply take an angel off the tree and return it with your gift for that angel. With the presence of the tree at the studio, we also hope that the kids will be aware of the importance of giving during the holidays and feel involved and excited about the program.
We are also collecting second hand coats, boots, hats and mittens, in addition to our specific angels. These are items that all of the children need, plus many more that we are not sponsoring. Most all of us already have most of these items in our closets at home making it even easier for anyone and everyone to help be a part of our program this year! We are looking for all sizes, and as many as possible.
There is an abundance of causes to support during the holidays, and we always appreciate each and every person and family that contributes to Pay It Forward at the studio. Our program and all the angel information can also be found below and also on our Facebook page.
Angels Code: T.S., Age: 14, Female
Pant Size: Womens 16/18, Shirt size: Womens XL, Shoe size: 11
Favorite Colors: grey, purple, light blue
Interests: DVD player, Projector for ceiling star/galaxy, Scrapbook Art kit, Wings of fire book collection, Pioneer Women cookbooks, glue sticks for art/crafts, dragon coloring books,2 Standard pillows, sheets, blankets and Comforter, movie theater gift card, drawing pad
Extras: Gift card to a salon for a haircut, makeup, perfume (outdoor scents/ocean scents) or a gift card to Bath and Body Works, women’s size 8 bikini underwear
Angels Code: S., Age: 5, Female
Pant Size: Girls 7/8, Shirt size: Girls 7/8, Shoe size: 1 or 2
Favorite Color: purple
Interests: Twin XL bedding, 2 pillow, comforter, sheet set, cat throw blanket, Lego sets for girls, 3D string lights, LOL Surprise glitter color changing, Magic Mixies Mixlings magic castle playset, books, jewelry
Extras: Gift card to Walmart
Angels Code: J.S., Age: 12, Male
Pant Size: Boys 14/16 or Mens Small, Shirt size: Boys 14/16 or Mens Small, Shoe size: 9.5
Favorite Color: blue
Interests: Twin Minecraft bedding, 2 pillows, room lights, DVD player, Movies: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Marvel, Alvin & the Chipmunks, Goosebumps, Books: Magic tree house, Dogman: Unleashed, Cat Kid Comic Club book set, Harry Potter Lego set, remote control car, National Geographic Stuff, Science kits, Rug for bedroom, Snow pants
Extras: Movie theater gift card, Walmart gift card
Angels Code: J.B., Age: 7, Female
Pant Size: 10/12, Shirt size: 10/12, Shoe size: 1
Favorite Color: Teal and pink
Interests: Magic Mixies, Kindi Kids (Marsha Mello or Bella Bow), Scruff Luvs Sew Surprise, Color Pencils, Hair ties, Nail Polish and Remover, Play Doh, Doodle Jams Jelly boards
Extras: Family board games
Angels Code: L.C., Age: 13, Female
Pant Size: Womens XL (no jeans, leggings only), Shirt size: Womens 1X, Shoe size: 9 W
Favorite Color: Black
Interests: Drawing pad, charcoal pencils, colored chalk for drawing, 3D Illusion Dragon Décor Table Lamp (Amazon), Dragon Puzzle, Crayola Air Dry Clay, National Geographic Science Magic kit, purple fuzzy blanket, Adult coloring book (Dragon or Anime)
Extras: Needs shirts, pants and boots (these need to be pull-on not tie)
Angels Code: D.B., Age: 10, Male
Pant Size: 12/14, Shirt size: 12/14, Shoe size: 5
Favorite Color: Green
Interests: Difficult Riddles for Smart Kids book, scratch art rainbow mini notes, Crayola Light Board for drawing, 2-pack flying light-up ball toys (Amazon), 12 in 1 STEM Solar Robot Kit, snow pants, winter boots, gloves, hat, sled saucer, Legos, Marvel action figures
Extras: Board games, books
Angels Code: S.B., Age: 9, Male
Pant Size: 12, Shirt size: Youth Large, Shoe size: 6
Favorite Color: Blue
Interests: Nerf gun, hoodie, basketball, football, LED lights for bedroom, joggers, socks, Beyblades, Zuru Smashers surprise set, Therizinosaurus dinosaur (Walmart)
Extras: Subway gift certificate
Also, Tuesday November 29 is #GivingTuesday, a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world on this Tuesday and every day. One of the best ways YOU can get involved is within your own community!
Please remember that anything and everything you may donate—no matter what the size, cost or value—makes a difference. The Pay It Forward holiday giving program truly makes my spirit bright during this time of year and New Attitudes is looking forward to sharing it with many of you this holiday season!