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Mission: "Bringing the Gift of Dance to Children Around the World." TRAVELING TUTUS is a charity program offering under privileged children previously used dance attire and accessories. We want to bring joy to orphans through the gift of dance! Company Overview: TRAVELING TUTUS is a 501 (c) 3 Non-Profit charity organization that offers under privileged children around the world previously used dance attire and accessories. We want to bring joy to children through the gift of dance! TRAVELING TUTUS is currently collecting items to send to orphanages around the world. Contact us to learn how you can be a part!

Target demographics: share the gift of dance with children around the world!

Direct beneficiaries per year: over 1,000 children around the world

Geographic areas served: various countries

Programs: new/ gently used dance attire, shoes, accessories, hosting free dance classes, etc.

Community Stories

29 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is my first year with Traveling Tutus and I love it! I've done a fundraiser night and a collection drive so far and it's so much fun. I wanted to donate dance costumes I don't wear anymore, so when I found this I was so excited! I look forward to a great year with Traveling Tutus and many more to come.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am so truly pleased with Traveling Tutu's. They work they do and the heart and soul they put into it is truly amazing! I am a Traveling Tutu's studio ambassador, and so far I am loving this experience. It is so great to work with such wonderful people and it is all going to an amazing cause. I how you take some time to look at their site and even donate. You can go to www.travelingtutus.org to check out their website. You can also go to fundeasy website and look up Traveling Tutu's to donate. It is such and amazing cause and I hope you have as much interest in Traveling Tutu's as I do.

Thank You!
-Miabella DiGrazia

Sara B.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I run a program called dancing for Donations. We offer classes to all kids but are an all inclusive environment and have several special needs kids. Our program is very cheap and all proceeds go to charity. Traveling tutus sent us 2 huge boxes of shoes! How amazing. We love what they do and want to support them in every way!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My name is Cassie Disharoon, and I am a studio ambassador for Traveling Tutus, and I am absolutely blown away by this charity's impact on the world. You can really tell that they care about their mission and they truly love each and every place to which they make donations. The donated costumes that underprivileged children are receiving give them so much joy. The opportunity to aid them in reaching more children is incredible, and I'm very grateful for it. I'm so glad that I am able to volunteer with them!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I did some research trying to find donated costumes to me to use for my kids at school so I wouldn't have to ask the school or parents to fund my performances by purchasing costumes. Traveling Tutus were a Godsend!!! They sent me a lot of workable costumes and many sets, tap shoes, tights. I recently entered a contest they had where they were giving away new costumes of different sizes but all the same. I won! I send them pics of my kids in the costumes to show them what a blessing they truly are!!! I Love Traveling Tutus!!!!!

Sarah362

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am an ambassador for this nonprofit. I love the idea of giving to the ones that don't have a lot. A great way to do that is to give away dance clothes. When you were younger, dance clothes and costumes brought you so much joy. They do not bring you much joy anymore, so why not give it to someone who will still enjoy them? I love Traveling Tutus

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am so happy that I applied to be an ambassador for traveling tutus, this is an amazing non profit organization to be a part of! they keep you updated and everything

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Im so glad that I became an ambassador for traveling tutus because it has given me the opportunity to help people and has made me a better person. I love knowing that Im putting my time to good use and doing something good for people. With this organization I have learned the simple things you can do that can much such a difference in someone's life. Being an ambassador has also taught me responsibility and leadership knowing that people are counting on me and that I am representing my dance studio. I can't wait to continue being apart of this wonderful organization!!

2 Natalie85

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My name is Natalie Butt and I'm a studio ambassador from TAME Dance Academy! I love Traveling Tutus because it enables people from all around the world to enjoy the gift of dance with one another! Being that dance is my passion, I find this organization so fun and inspiring to be apart of. I also love connecting with other ambassadors and meeting new people/ambassadors at TT events & fundraisers. Such an incredible organization!!!

Stephanie239

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love that Traveling Tutus has given me an opportunity to share my passion for dance and help others! We have had a great bonding experience filled with fun at the pointe shoe painting party I hosted as a TT Ambassador and we made money for the organization at our holiday ballet show!
CARLY WEINSIER
Studio Ambassador Dance Explosion FLorida

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Donor

Rating: 5

This program not only provides support to children across the world to enable them to learn the love of dance, but it is an excellent leadership building program for young dancers. Their program has built in mentorship opportunities for young dancers to develop as leaders and community activists while promoting something they love and learning basic business and marketing skills! My daughter has enjoyed being a part of this program as a Studio Ambassador

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am proud to be representing The Ashburn Academy of Dance in Ashburn, VA in being the 2016-2017 studio ambassador. Traveling Tutus has greatly impacted my life by giving me an opportunity to help brighten a child's life in showing them the joy of dance. I love being able to come up with new and creative fundraising ideas to help support Traveling Tutus and inform my community about them. I feel very lucky to be able do do what I love, so sharing the gift of dance with children all around the world is a wonderful thing to do. -Sophia Berger

Scarlett3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Traveling Tutus is an excellent organization that is making a visible change in the dance world by upcycling costumes that may not otherwise be re-used. As a dance parent for over 12 years, it is heartbreaking for me to see perfectly good costumes sit in a closet somewhere, when they are still in perfect condition. We looked online for years to find ways to re-use them or sell them, and eventually found Traveling Tutus and their ambassador program. My daughter is proud to be the first Canadian Ambassador and my younger daughter will likely follow suit.
Traveling Tutus is making a difference in the lives of many young dancers and also allowing teen dancers a chance to do volunteer work in an arena that they already love.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a traveling tutus ambassador this year and have love making a difference in the dancers lives that we help!!

kjake28

Volunteer

Rating: 5

It is my first year working as an Ambassador for Traveling Tutus, and I couldn't be prouder to be affiliated with them! I've been dancing since I was 2, and to be able to share that same love of dance and give opportunities to kids that might not have them is invaluable. I hope to be able to grow awareness to Traveling Tutus and continue to make a difference in the lives of others. My studio, Fusion Dance Academy, in Dover, NH, has recently become a business partner and I'm excited for our future together! Kelsey Jacobsen

Sarah360

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Traveling Tutus is absolutely fabulous! You can really tell that they care for dancers and children around the world. They are so welcoming to everyone and want to make a difference. It's been an honor to be a Ambassador with them and I can't wait to see what's next for them!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Hi, I'm Catie Mae Carey, founder of Second.Chance.Dance. I was recently accepted to be a Studio Ambassador for Traveling Tutus, Inc and I'm very excited about this opportunity. I started my organization in the 8th grade, as a dance costume donation community to help other dancers and dance studios have access to gently and barely-used dance costumes. I am currently packaging and organizing beautiful ballet and hip hop costumes to ship to Traveling Tutus Inc. and my dance teammates are going to be helping me all this month. I think this organization is amazing and I can't wait to see what the future holds for me, and my organization to partner with Traveling Tutus Inc.
Sincerely
Catie Mae Carey
second.chance.dance1@gmail.com
Loral Sims School of Dance
North Attleboro, MA 002760
FB: second.chance.dance
Instagram: @second.chance.dance
Twiter:@2ndchancedance

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Traveling Tutus has an amazing mission statement. We have two children's homes in Thailand and in Ghana. Global Servants home, House of Grace Thailand, has over 100 girls. Traveling Tutus always pays for shipping! They give our children so much joy and blessing, asking nothing in return. I am so grateful for an organization like this!!! They are trustworthy, organized and doing everything with a good heart. They always send the right sizes and items requested (absolutely beautiful quality items). I would dare to say that you could not find a FOR-profit business that is run as smoothly as this ministry. So grateful for their generous hearts and their continued strive for excellence!

1 Victoria72

Client Served

Rating: 5

Jenna and Traveling Tutus went above and beyond for my dancers! We were able to get costumes for 25 dancers. When shipping would take too long, Jenna personally delivered them. I love Traveling Tutus!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I had started doing a ballet camp in an orphanage in Port Au Prince Haiti and had been working with Bloch dancewear buying close outs on leotards and shoes. I made dance skirts from scarves for our performance. It was a great success and I continued on with Project Grace and added yoga to the camp. We made makeshift tutus from tulle, scrambled for supplies every year, and depended on a woman at Bloch to work with us for close outs. After a particularly bad year financially, I could no longer purchase supplies I needed. Ms. Hippelman from Bloch contacted me and told me she gave my name to an organization called Traveling Tutus that supplied ballet shoes, tights, costumes, etc. to organizations and orphanages that were teaching dance. I thought it was too good to be true and was flabbergasted. I figured it was going to still be something I could not afford. When I spoke to Jenna, the founder, and she said it was all free, I could have anything I want, and did I also want tap shoes, I just cried. The kids we teach are in orphanages, or poor communities in Haiti, live communally, or in makeshift houses. The dance experience is one they would never have available to them. We do classes as authentically as we can to a dance school class in the states. When I pulled out bags of costumes the first time and fitted the girls and boys ( and my teachers) it was one of the best days and most fun for all of us. The team that was helping that week were not all dance teachers. I outfitted them and our translators and we all climbed in the back of a pick up truck to headed to the orphanage for performance day. The children started to get undressed after our performance and we're giving back the costumes. When I told them they were a gift from Traveling Tutus, they looked very puzzled. When I got the translator to make them understand, there were smiles and hugs and "merci, merci, merci". it may sound silly in the grand scheme of things, but the simple gift of dance and a beautiful costume is worth a million dollars worth of smiles.
Thank you Traveling Tutus
Heather Hood
Project Grace

Board Member

Rating: 5

I love what joy and delight Travelling Tutus donations of fun bright dance wear/costume brings to the heart and face of a survivor of sexual exploitation and trafficking. These young girls aged 6 - 16 years dress up and twirl and feel beautiful. It is an important part of their healing and restoration of childlike behaviour, fun, laughter and innocence.