Student View: We’re Kicking off Dance-A-Thon!

I am so excited to once again take part in FIT’s annual Dance-A-Thon, where students stay up on their feet and dance for 12 hours to raise money and awareness for kids in poverty. Yup, 12 hours! These fundraisers have become very popular across college campuses as student philanthropic projects, and the FIT student body will once again be supporting Kids in Distressed Situations, Inc. (K.I.D.S.) for this third annual event.

For over 27 years, K.I.D.S. has provided over 70 million underprivileged and disaster-struck children with nearly one billion dollars of brand new clothing, toys, shoes, juvenile products, books, and much more. Thanks to these generous donations from retailers and manufacturers, K.I.D.S. has been able to provide children, and often their entire families, with self-esteem and hope.

Want to help? Why not be a part of this year’s Dance-A-Thon! We welcome all donations and we encourage you to spread the word to your friends, family and co-workers. For every dollar donated, K.I.D.S. will match it on a 10:1 ratio in new product. That means your $10 can turn into $100 of most-needed essentials!

Please donate at: and share this post to others if you would like to support FIT’s cause.

Steps to Donate:

1. Visit the website:
2. Click on “Donate Now”
3. Fill out all required information under “Contact Information”
4. Under “Optional Information,” click on “In Honor Of” and write the dancer’s name you are sponsoring in the text box.
5. Make sure to fully complete the “Payment Information” and “Security Code” sections.
6. Click “Submit”!
7.  You’re done! Thank you for helping support K.I.D.S!

The event will be held on April 26th, 2013 from 7pm-7am in the David Dubinsky Dining Hall located at Seventh Avenue at 27th Street. Please feel free to stop by! If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions please contact:

About caleb_poling

I'm a Junior here at FIT, studying Fashion Merchandising Management. I am also the VP of Alumni Affairs on the FITSA Student Government Executive Board.
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