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TCDE Members and NJ KidsFrom Knoxville to Newtown, Young Dancers Help and Heal

When news broke of the tragic Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting on December 14, 2012, the country’s attention turned immediately to Newtown, CT, to offer healing and recovery to the devastated town. Hundreds of thousands of care packages, cards, stuffed animals and well wishes flooded Newtown, while professionals offered grief support, therapy, tutoring services for the school, and some sense of comfort to the shattered community.

Over 700 miles away in Knoxville, Tennessee, staff at the Tennessee Children’s Dance Ensemble (TCDE) felt compelled to come up with a way to offer assistance. Read more

Honor Courage"Letters from Home": A Global Youth Service Day Collaboration

Festival of Children Foundation, Team Kids, Operation Gratitude, and South Coast Plaza are coming together to participate in a Global Youth Service Day collaboration.

Troops overseas will receive thousands of letters written by children who will gather at South Coast Plaza's Carousel Court to write words of appreciation and thanks to U.S. service men and women.  The kick off of a month of letter writing begins April 12th. (More about GYSD). Continue reading.

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