The Elgin Ballroom Dance Club made a $5,000 donation to Christmas Care Thursday (Dec. 11) bringing the club’s total donations to children’s charities to nearly $60,000.
“Life isn’t a waltz for everyone,” said treasurer Linda Dekort, of Dutton. “We are proud to be able to share with the community.”
Started as a millennial project, Ed Donkers from Frome, and Hilary Vaughan of St. Thomas, have been the club’s teachers since its founding. Vaughan has volunteered her time and Donkers gets paid a nominal amount
In addition to money, the club sent Christmas Care food and toys collected from members at its annual Christmas Party Thursday night.
“Our charitable activities are really made possible because Hilary and Ed have been so generous with their time and talents,” said Dekort. “We are happy to support Christmas Care this year. We think they do great work and we know our contributions to them will help many families.”
Thanks to Elgin Ballroom Dance Club for this article. What a fantastic idea to combine a fun activity with fund-raising! Since it was founded in 2000, the dance club has donated nearly $60,000 to children’s charities in the region.