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Now More Than Ever - GiveBIG!

GiveBIG — SANCA’s Annual Spring Fund Drive — Wednesday, May 10, 2017

SANCA’s Spring Fund Drive takes place from midnight to midnight (Pacific Time) on Wednesday, May 10th, in conjunction with GiveBIG 2017 – Seattle’s biggest day of philanthropy sponsored by The Seattle Foundation.

We have a challenging goal this year – $45,000 to fund programs and scholarships for youth who won’t have access to healthy, creative circus arts without your help.

The good news is this: Members of SANCA’s Board of Directors and a group of generous SANCA families have come together to create a $20,000 challenge match for our community. That means dollar for dollar, your gifts will be doubled up to a total of $40,000 – putting us almost all the way to our fundraising goal!

Earlybird pledges start on April 27: You can pledge your gift to SANCA online, starting on April 27th. If you pledge your gift in advance, it will be processed on May 10th for GiveBIG.

Your gift can change the life a child for the better: “I stepped into Neverland … it was so amazing!” says Naomi, a teen whose experiences at SANCA have helped her learn to work with her body after having a stroke. Click the image to learn more about SANCA’s Every Body’s Circus program for youth who have disabilities:

Now more than ever, we need to share the importance of circus arts. Access to health, fitness, and arts programs shouldn’t be available only to those that can afford it, or only to the able-bodied who have a body type that meets the narrow specifics of a particular sport. Arts and fitness should be available for all, regardless of background, ability, or economic status.

Your gift to SANCA at GiveBIG will make all the difference!

More than $350,000 – Dollars for Change!

The Seattle Foundation will make more than $350,000 in Dollars for Change awards to non-profits participating in GiveBIG this year.

Your gift to SANCA – of any amount – might be boosted by a $2,500 Dollars for Change award! The more people who make a gift to SANCA during GiveBIG, the higher our chances of receiving an additional $2500!

SANCA's Funnest Fundraiser

Coming This Fall — SANCAthon! — Sunday, October 15, 2017

SANCAthon is a super fun community celebration and an opportunity for volunteer sq_01you to show off the exciting circus skills you’ve been learning. At the same time, the contributions you gather from family and friends in support of your circus activity will directly support SANCA’s Youth Scholarship Fund and community outreach programs for youth who are underserved – making circus available to everyone regardless of their economic circumstances.

SANCAthon features exciting Team Circus Events such as Catchathon, Tumbling, Handstand Relays, or Juggling. Random Acts of Circus will happen throughout the day, and you’ll have opportunities to enter drawings and win prizes. The festive day concludes with performances from SANCA’s Youth Troupes, accompanied by the SANCApators Band.

jake riding unicycle_smFunds raised at SANCATHON provide scholarships for youth with financial challenges to attend circus classes—in 2016, SANCA awarded more than $211,000 in scholarships to youth and families with financial challenges. Funds also benefit at-risk and homeless youth served through SANCA’s Social Circus programs by providing valuable opportunities to participate in healthy creative circus activities.