This year for the Dancefx Holiday Concert, we have the honor of working with the City of Refuge in the city of Atlanta.
City of Refuge is a leader in the business of social transformation. [They] are located in the middle of one of Atlanta’s most historic and struggling neighborhoods where nearly 40% of the residents live below the Federal Poverty Level. [They] believe the people of 30314 desire and deserve to live abundantly with access to vital resources, networks, and opportunities. In light of this, City of Refuge seeks to partner with individuals and families in crisis to clear a pathway out of poverty and into a thriving community.
Although this organization has many branches that serve a variety of needs in the community, there is one branch that our staff and FX Company gained interest in supporting. The House of Cherith is a transitional home specifically for victims of human trafficking, sexual exploitation and domestic violence.
“House of Cherith serves as a safe and refreshing home [with] the goal to provide women with the opportunity for rescue, restoration, and a chance to start a new life.”
Why We Work with the City of Refuge
Dancefx’s partnership with the City of Refuge grew from a connection through one of our dancers who saw the importance of the organization in the community. Payton, the DFX Managing Director, was invited, by one of the dancers in our program for adults, to go on weekend retreats with women staying at the House of Cherith. During the retreats, the women participated in activities which foster creativity such as cooking, creating art, songwriting, and especially dance which was used as a form of expression and therapy.
Visit their website to learn more about them: cityofrefugeatl.org
You Can Help Too
It’s such a privilege to sponsor the women staying at the House of Cherith. The proceeds from the Holiday Concert will go towards purchasing stocking stuffers for the women to receive on Christmas. We will also be accepting donations at the at the studio in the weeks leading up to the holidays. Some great ideas for donations include:
Adult activity books
Hair products and/or accessories
New make-up supplies
New socks (all sizes)
New panties and sports bras (all sizes)
Tickets for the concert are still on sale, so be sure to invite your friends and family to come watch the show and support the City of Refuge! Click here to purchase your tickets.