This holiday season we are sending so many packages and UPS is working to insure that my packages get to loved ones. In fact during the holiday season UPS workers work even harder to deliver wishes across the US and the world.
Every little gift that ends up at a door started from a wish.
This year my daughter wished for new dance shoes. In return she wished for another pair for a little girl who needs them. In fact my wish this holiday season is incredibly personal. See I was once a foster child and I will tell you how hard Christmas is for children who in foster care. In fact life is incredibly lonely but especially Christmas.
One year I was in a state shelter with a large amount of other children being older at the time I saw how heartbroken the youngest children were. How simple gifts and Christmas activities truly made an impact. It’s those “normal” moments that means so much to foster children. This year my wish is give little girls in foster care the chance to dream big. See our community and every community has foster children in them. Every day they wish to be normal and do ordinary things like go to dance class like their peers. Participate in dance recitals and have teachers who inspire them to do anything.
Our community has a home for foster children and our dance studio Hollywood Dance has committed to building the community and building up young women so that they too can have a chance to dream big.
They say less than 5% of foster children go to college. Looking back on my childhood I realized how little people in my life encouraged me to dream big. How little I got told I was doing a good job, or how little self confidence I had because I was never inspired to. Dance has given me that, it has given my own children that. Hollywood Dance has given us that and I hope that any foster child who has a dream to dance can have the chance to be inspired by dance. Because they can do anything.
So this year I hope to work on giving little girls right in our community that wish, that chance to dream big. For every wish submitted with the hashtag #WishesDelivered, UPS will donate $1 to one of their charity partners (Salvation Army, Boys & Girls Club, or Toys for Tots) up to $100K! So lets hear your wishes! Visit the #WishesDelivered site to submit your wish directly.
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