Because of the quarantine, we weren't able to continue with our teaching cycles. Instead, we launched a fundraiser to donate hazmat suits to hospitals in the Philippines. In line with the Department of Health's "Tie a Red Ribbon" movement, we designed and sold red ribbon lapel pins to show our gratitude to all of the frontliners.
Thanks to all of your support, we sold 992 pins and were able to donate 420 hazmat suits to the University of Santo Tomas Hospital!
These pins were shipped to cities all over the Philippines and the world, including:
Metro Manila, Quezon City, Taguig, Pasay, Pasig, San Juan, Legaspi, Cagayan de Oro, Bicol, Davao, Quezon Province, Cebu, New York, New Jersey, San Francisco
Thank you again to everyone who supported this cause!
Last August, Classikids performed a small recital during the fundraiser. Sofia Elizalde, the founder of Steps Dance Studio, was touched by their performance and offered to sponsor the Classikids to watch members of the Hamburg Ballet perform in the Philippines.
The show was organised by Marcelino Libao, a Filipino, who, like the kids, came from an underprivileged background, but was able to secure a dance scholarship that led all the way to the Hamburg Ballet. Because of Sofia Elizalde's generous offer, the children were able to step into a proper theater for the first time and watch professional dancers. They were in pure awe. They were inspired to dream.
our first fundraiser!
ClassiKids aims to help children and teens develop their passions through dance and art. Help show your support by purchasing a bag (with the printed artwork of students)!
Thank you to those who dropped by to watch the dance (ballet) performance, and to those who purchased some of our bags and artwork created by teens who participated in ClassiKids programs. We truly appreciate your support, and look forward to future cycles and events!