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16 dance brands team up for the Ukrainian Red Cross Crisis Appeal

The dance world has come together in a lot of ways to show support for the people of Ukraine. Danspiration Designs founder Almiria has teamed up with some incredible dance brands to offer a way for more people to donate and get involved. 

Almiria shared, “since the start of the war in Ukraine, I have asked myself what I can do to help. Together with Ukrainian graphic designer Olga, who assists my small dance business, we created the artwork ‘Prayer’. I decided to donate a canvas artwork of Prayer for a fundraiser for Ukrainians in need, but it still seemed like such a small thing to do. 

So I reached out to other dance brands to find out if they would be interested in joining us and the response was incredible! Fifteen companies responded, offering to sponsor prizes for our fundraiser.”

Through the fundraiser, there are now 2 grand prizes with a total value of over $900. All of the proceeds from this fundraiser will be donated to the Ukrainian Red Cross, to assist Ukrainians in desperate need and provide life-saving supplies: https://redcross.org.ua/en/

Donations will be used to reach people in urgent need, including:

  • Providing food, first aid, clean water, shelter support, warm clothing, hygiene parcels and medicines.
  • Supporting hospitals and healthcare facilities.
  • Supporting firefighters and civil protection units.
  • Training people in life-saving first aid.
  • Helping families stay in contact with each other.

How to enter:

Visit www.dancespiration.store and buy your tickets ($2 each) 

Details

  • Tickets are just $2 each
  • Entries close on March 18, 2022 at 11:59pm EST
  • The winner will be announced on March 20th via email and social media.
  • We will update our website and social media with the amount donated after our fundraiser closes (21 March).

Brands contributing to the fundraiser:

A Ballet Education

AK Dancewear

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Broche Ballet

Covet Dance

Dancespiration Designs

Dot 2 Dance

Foi and Jeté

Foxy’s Leotards

Fullout Dancewear

Lucky Leo Dancewear

My Ballet Box

New Generation Activewear

Oh La La Dancewear UK

Plum Practicewear

Salute Leos

SSB Style

About Dancespiration Designs

Dancespiration Designs is a small, ethically run dance apparel and gifts company run by ballet teacher Almiria.

At Dancespiration Designs, they believe in slow fashion. Slow fashion is the opposite of cheap, mass-produced fast-fashion. The majority of which ends up in landfills, often completely unworn. At Danspiration Designs they take a different approach. 

When you place your order, it’s printed especially for you, so nothing is wasted. No textiles, ink, packaging, or transportation costs are wasted for unused fashion! They also use ethical, sweatshop-free suppliers and their printers use ecologically friendly, water-based inks. They are still on the journey of improving their packaging to be even more eco-friendly. Some items already ship in 100% biodegradable packaging.

A Way for Dancers to Support the People of Ukraine

Jess Spinner

Jess is a former professional ballet dancer turned Holistic Health, Nutrition, and Lifestyle Coach for high level dancers. She founded The Whole Dancer in 2015 after identifying a greater need for balance, wellness and support in the dance world. Since The Whole Dancer was founded, Jess has worked with 100's of dancers worldwide at top companies and schools. She has been featured in or written for Dance Magazine, Dance Teacher Magazine, Pointe Magazine, and Dance Spirit Magazine.

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