ELMSDALE: Dancers with Dance Zone Performing Arts Centre in Elmsdale usually bring cheer with outstanding performances on-stage.
Now, they’re going to make one East Hants family’s Christmas a little more joyful.
The organization heard the plight of the family being down on their luck this Holiday season, and hearing their story Heather Teepell knew she needed to do something.
She mentioned it to those with Dance Zone, and after a meeting the group decided they would join up and through their high number of dancer assist to make this a Christmas the family of two—who only Teepell knows—would never forget.
“I always make donations every year, whether it's in the form of helping adopt a family, food bank donations, or volunteering,” said Teepell. “It's also very important to teach children to love and care for each other which is why I asked Dance Zone to help out, for all the dancers to help give back.”
The fundraising food and clothing drive only began on Nov. 24, so there wasn’t a lot dropped off as of yet but they’re hopeful as word-of-mouth spreads, people will learn what they’re doing and drop off stuff at their Elmsdale Business Park location. Drop-offs can occur Monday to Friday after 3 p.m., and Saturdays before 12 p.m.
There’s a facebook page setup as well; it can be found at “Help Dance Zone Make a Family’s Christmas Extra Special.” It will run until Dec. 10, and any excess food/toys/clothes will be given to the Caring and Sharing Angel Tree.
Instructors Erin Hopewell and Rebecca Morash both said when they heard of the idea, they knew they wanted Dance Zone, which just recently opened a Fall River location, to be part...