Now is the time to Seize the Day!
The guests in our audience recently witnessed the story of what can happen when kids come together to fight for a common goal. At KidsAlive! that is what we do every day. Now, we ask you to join us.
Newsies was one of our strongest and most powerful shows to date, but that does not happen in one weekend. It is the culmination of daily work that happens year round. Preparation for a show begins almost a year in advance. Production rights have to be secured, performance space has to be rented, and training has to begin. Rehearsal space is needed. Directors, teachers, choreographers must be in place. KidsAlive! is not a program that happens only on show weekends. It happens every day —— and we need your support.
Our programming has expanded exponentially since our beginnings just four short years ago, as has the cost involved to meet the needs of our students. Last month, after learning that facility charges for our summer program were significantly higher than expected, we felt strongly that the future of our program was at risk. Tuition and ticket sales alone were not covering the costs of our space and production costs. We were seriously considering closing the program at year’s end.
We have been inspired by the strength and dedication of our Community Connections cast of Newsies to work hard to find a way to keep KidsAlive! doing what we do best... provide opportunities for children of all abilities to harness the power of music theater to develop leadership skills, think outside themselves, connect with others, and be a source of positive change in our world. Our Newsies were on fire, sending a strong message to our community that when we unite together with a common cause we can do great things. We feel it is our responsibility to continue to carry the banner for these young performers, as well as the many others who might benefit from the spirit of KidsAlive!
“Once we’ve begun, if we stand as one, someday becomes somehow.”
Today we launch the Seize the Day Fund. This fund will be used to offset costs affiliated with operating our theatre company on a daily basis. We have set a goal to raise $12,000 between now and the end of the year. Please take a moment and consider helping us Seize the Day.
Gifts can be made online by clicking here. Donations can be made as one time contributions, or consider using the monthly giving feature to continue your support year round. As always, checks* can be mailed to:
PO Box 2994
Oklahoma City, OK 73101
*please note "Seize the day fund" in the memo line
Your donation and support will make a significant difference in the lives of many young people and their families. We appreciate your help more than you can possibly know. The students in our program motivate us daily to look up, take notice and reach out. Thank you for helping us to continue to “be the change.”