Dancers from Adell's School of Dance performance/competition team recently held a fundraiser that raised money for their team while supporting their community. The fundraiser was successful and resulted in an impressive donation of $4,430 to Niagara Hospice, while also raising much-needed funds for the dance team to offset the cost of costumes, workshops and competition fees.
The dancers sold Mighty Niagara Discount Cards to their families and friends. The cards, offered by Niagara Hospice, offer discounts to local restaurants and businesses and are sold by local organizations as fundraisers while a portion of each sale is donated back to Niagara Hospice.
The dancers began with 400 cards and quickly sold out, requesting more cards to sell. A total of 886 cards were sold.
Stephanie DePadre, who has two daughters on the dance team, coordinated the fundraiser along with Adell's School of Dance owner Adell Manarino.
"At Adell's School of Dance, you learn more than just dance. Our passion is contagious," Manarino said. "All of our dancers played a big part in selling the cards and raising money for hospice."
The Mighty Niagara Discount Card fundraiser is an opportunity to raise money for schools and organizations while benefiting Niagara Hospice. For information about the fundraiser, call Maureen Rizzo at Niagara Hospice at 716-280-0728.
Niagara Hospice has provided end-of-life comfort, care and support since 1988 to more than 25,000 Niagara County individuals and families faced with terminal illness. No one is ever denied hospice care due to inability to pay. For more information, visit www.NiagaraHospice.org or call 716-HOSPICE.