Monday, July 11, 2011

Fundraiser for the Christian Youth Theater in Kansas City

My good friend Danyelle Ferguson is holding an amazing fundraiser and asked me to repost her information so you all can learn about what she's doing. If you don't live in Kansas City, well, you can still participate!! Read below for all the details ... and I now turn the time over to Danyelle.

I am so, so, so excited about my upcoming signing and fundraiser for the Christian Youth Theater - Kansas City! First, the important info:

Date: Saturday, July 30th

Location: Barnes & Noble @ Oak Park Mall
11323 W. 95th St., Overland Park, KS

Time: 11 am - 4 pm

Book signing: 2-4 pm
Of course, I'll sign books for anyone during the event as well. 2-4 pm is my official man-the-table-and-sign-books time. =)

This fundraiser is Nation-wide. A portion of every purchase* at any Barnes & Noble in the United States that uses our Book Fair ID # 10512580 will go towards the HEART Program scholarship fund.
*There are a few items that do not count towards the fundraiser - magazines, ebooks, and some electronics. BUT books, Nooks, cafe purchases, audio, book marks, and just about everything in the store DOES count.

What's the HEART Program?

It's a scholarship program that allows children and teens with special needs to participate in acting, dance, or singing classes WITH an aide for FREE. The scholarship recipients also have the opportunity to be in plays, productions, and dance recitals.

Do they need to earn a certain income to qualify? NO. The program is for any child with special needs who wants to be involved with the Christian Youth Theater- Kansas City. My daughter has taken dance classes with some of the special needs kids & they just absolutely love the program! The Christian Youth Theater also sets an example for all their youth about how to love and work with their peers with special needs. Many great friendships have been forged through this program.

And now here's the FUN stuff! Fundraiser Events:

A fundraiser isn't fun unless you have events! Check out all the awesome stuff we'll be doing. Trust me, you want to come and bring your kids!!!

11 am – Barnes & Noble Story Time
11:30 am – CYT Performance featuring favorites from Annie, Wizard of Oz,Mulan & The Sound of Music
12 noon – Meet the Author and Q&A with Danyelle Ferguson
Christian Youth Theater’s H.E.A.R.T. Program and Q&A with director, Josie Strickler
H.E.A.R.T. is a full inclusion theater program for youth with special needs
1 pm – Tea Party with your favorite Storybook Princesses and characters from Seussical, Alice in Wonderland, and more!
1:30 pm – Cookie Decorating contest with special guest judges
2-4 pm – (dis)Abilities and the Gospel book signing with author Danyelle Ferguson
2 pm – CYT Performance featuring favorites from Peter Pan and Seussical
2:30 pm – Dr. Seuss Story Time featuring The Cat in the Hat and other guest readers
3 pm - Kids in Theater Intro – Have you wondered what it is like to audition and be in a show?
3:30 pm - Intro to Theater Make-up – From realistic to fantasy to bumps and bruises.

Can't make it on July 30th? Don't live in Kansas? No problem!

The Book Fair runs from July 30th - August 3rd. Any purchases made at Barnes & Noble - in-store or online - AND uses our Book Fair ID # 10512580 will go towards the HEART Program.

Visit to support us online. Be sure to enter Bookfair ID 10512580 at checkout.

My goal is to raise at least $2000 for Christian Youth Theater's HEART Program. Please share this event with your friends and family and give them the opportunity to help youth with special needs develop their talents.


Danyelle Ferguson said...

Thank you so much for sharing the info, Tristi! I'm so excited about helping the HEART Program!

Toyin O. said...

Thanks for sharing.

Kristi Bernard said...

I live in the Metro and this is awesome. I am tweeting and FBing

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