Wind & Tide Dance-A-Thon
In response to the South East Asia tsunami in 2004, Wind & Tide was moved to make a difference and held its first annual Dance-A-thon. That year, our students fundraised over $17,000 to help families rebuild their lives. After the first Dance-A-Thon, Wind & Tide was committed to continue making a difference in the lives of children living in some of the world's most impoverished and vulnerable regions.
With the amazing fundraising efforts of our students, Wind & Tide through its support of World Vision, helped to build and furnish schools, provided life-saving medical care for children and their families, and strengthened the capacity of communities by implementing programs that addressed malnutrition, so that children and families step out of the pit of extreme poverty and acquire the tools necessary to sustain these instrumental changes.
In 2013, Wind & Tide partnered with Free The Children; renamed to WE Charity, to expand our humanitarian efforts and global reach through its Adopt-A-Village program. Since then, Wind & Tide students have passionately fundraised through our Dance-A-Thon for villages in the Kono District in eastern Sierra Leone, and the village of Rongena in Kenya.
Today, WE Charity continues to use its adaptive, effective five-pillar model, which focuses on education, water, health, food and opportunity. Built on 20 years of experience collaborating with dedicated community members and international development experts to find solutions that work, each pillar plays a critical role in breaking the cycle of poverty.
Throughout the month of February, as part of Wind & Tide's Dance-A-Thon, our Preschool curriculum includes components of each of these five pillars and explores the relevance and challenges they represent for the children in the communities we are supporting. At the end of February, all our Preschool, Junior Kindergarten, and Childcare students take to the dance floor, spending their day dancing in their classrooms in support of our adopted village.