You Should Have Been There!

Mar 5, 2017 | Organization

On Sunday, February 26, we held our annual fundraiser, Dance Party for ONE and All/Chairs For Change at the Coconino Center for the Arts in Flagstaff. I will let the pictures do all the talking, but we had a blast, and it was our most successful fundraiser to date. We raised more than $5,000 for our girls!

Our deepest gratitude to all the businesses who donated food, drinks, and gift cards; to the artists from town and local schools who made extraordinary art pieces (90 of them!) out of re-purposed furniture; to the dancers and musicians who entertained and amazed us, and to everyone who came to share a great afternoon for a terrific cause. Our special thanks to board member Janeece Henes. Janeece is the beating heart of this fundraiser. Until she came along, we were happy to make $1,000. She inspires her students and so many more to be involved, to make chairs, and perform, to help at the door, or with setting up, and with cleaning up. Janeece is the living embodiment of service, and we are so grateful that she is a part of our board and of our community.

Malala’s words (click to enlarge)

This year there were quite a few pieces other than chairs (click to enlarge)

Be the Change You Wish to See in the World (click to enlarge)

Spirit of the land (click to enlarge)

The Kiss (click to enlarge)

Beautiful! (click to enlarge)

Alice in Wonderland theme (click to enlarge)

The Tin Man (click to enlarge)

Dorothy (click to enlarge)

The Scarecrow (click to enlarge)

Love seat (click to enlarge)

Girls can do anything (yes they can!) (click to enlarge)

These were made of BELTS! And they were super comfortable (click to enlarge)

DIg those feet! (click to enlarge)

You have to wish you were a kid again for this one (click to enlarge)

More comfy chairs (click to enlarge)

Elegant and fascinating (click to enlarge)

Super comfy and fun (click to enlarge)

Too pretty to sit on (click to enlarge)

The swirling colors of Flagstaff’s Ballet Folklorico de Colores (click to enlarge)

You couldn’t help but smile (click to enlarge)

Full house, and a rapt audience (click to enlarge)

The littler dancers did a fantastic job (click to enlarge)

It doesn’t get much cuter than these guys (click to enlarge)

FALA Choreography students in an African dance (click to enlarge)

The FALA Choreography group picked a dance from each country that we work in. This dance was from Nepal (click to enlarge)

African dance from FALA (click to enlarge)

Talented FALA Choreography dancers (click to enlarge)

FAB, The FALA Action Band, was super fun! They marched us in and out of the auditorium (click to enlarge)

It’s not a dance party without Bollywood! (click to enlarge)


1 Comment

  1. What an exciting and entertaining event for a worthy cause.