Organized by a few enthusiastic volunteers in Vancouver, Dance for Change is a flash mob raising awareness and funds for Room to Read (RtR), while having fun in the summer.
RtR is a non-profit dedicated to supporting literacy and gender equality in education for children in Asia and Africa. We are looking for 50 people to form the core dance group for our flash mob in partnership with TELUS and the BC Lions! We’d love for you to join our flash mob, encourage friends to do the same and help us reach our goal of raising $10,000!
Dance For Change Flash Mob Vancouver 2014
When: 5:45pm – 6:45pm, Friday, July 25, 2014 (dance starts around 6:15pm)
Where: BC Lion’s Street Party at the Terry Fox Plaza at BC Place (Robson and Beatty Street in downtown Vancouver)
The BC Lions Street Party is held for two hours prior to every BC Lions regular season home game allowing fans to gather for live music, great food, fun activities and on July 25th, a surprise flash mob.
What: Dancing (and singing*) to Shakira’s Waka Waka (This Time for Africa).
*Not everyone needs to sing but you’re more than welcome to.
Flash mob participants are expected to
- Raise funds (suggested amount: $100) and contribute it to our Dance for Change fundraiser campaign. 100% of funds raised are donated to Room to Read.
- Attend at least one dance rehearsal and/or study the online tutorial videos to learn the dance moves.
Fundraising incentives: Top fundraisers get to choose from incentives ranging from smartphones, BC Lions tickets to personal training sessions!
How to join
Fill out this form to register and set up your personal fundraiser page under the Dance for Change fundraiser team. Can’t dance but interested in donating? Please go straight to the Dance for Change fundraiser page .
Check out their Facebook group for more details and updates on the fundraiser!
How your donation will make a difference
Room to Read believes that World Change Starts with Educated Children. They envision a world in which all children can pursue a quality education, reach their full potential, and contribute to their community. Did you know that it only takes $1 to provide a book in a child’s native language in Cambodia, India, Zambia or any of the 10 countries Room to Read operates in? For $5,400 we could provide a school library for students in Asia, for $270 we can educate a girl for a year and $150 provides enhanced teacher training. Together we’ll help change the future for children in the developing world!
Learn more about Room to Read in this recent story from The New York Times.