"There is no better way to thank God for your sight, than by giving a helping hand to someone in the dark."
- Helen Keller
Since January 2014 the dancers at Elite Dance Centre in East Northport have held an Annual Winter Gala and Fundraiser. Our original intent for this evening was as a kick-off to our competition season. As we planned our event it became clear that we wanted it to be something more. We wanted to do something important and meaningful. This amazing evening quickly became a charity event.
We have raised over $5,000 for charities such as St. Jude Children's Hospital, The American Cancer Society, and The Ronald McDonald House. With the help of generous donations that were given from great organizations in our community, we were able to create the most beautiful gift baskets to raffle off. All of the raffle proceeds were given to the charity we selected for the year. Not only were the dancers able to take part in such a great event they were also crowned and acknowledged for all of the work they contributed to the event and the studio. This is a night to remember; it creates lasting memories that these dancers will never forget.