The Pointe Academy has partnered with The Christmas Box for their 5th annual Benefit Recipient this year. We are excited to announce an inspiring evening of dance to raise funds for the children of The Christmas Box House.
“Every Child Deserves a Childhood”
Enjoy performances by:
The Pointe Performing Arts Academy Performing Companies
Odyssey Dance Theatre
The Dance Factory
Timberline Middle School Dance Company
BYU Ballroom Team
February 15, 2012
6:30pm Silent Auction
Admission is FREE to the public, Donations are welcome!
Information on The Christmas Box House:
Each Christmas Box House serves as a one-stop assessment center for abused and neglected children, from infants through children up to the age of eighteen. Children in our care receive mental, emotional, and physical care in a home-like, loving environment. During their stay they are exposed to a variety of learning experiences.
They participate in self-esteem building programs such as Recreational Therapy and a behavioral reward program. They receive dental and medical care and can attend school within the Christmas Box House. Our transitional therapy program helps ease the fears of the children who have been removed from unsafe homes.
When a child enters a Christmas Box House the first thing they see is a large Christmas tree decorated year round. The children are allowed to choose a toy or stuffed animal from under the tree to join them in their experience at the Christmas Box House.
Children stay at the Christmas Box House until an appropriate placement has been made or until their environment at home is safe to allow for their return. The Christmas Box Houses are particularly helpful to sibling groups, who would oftentimes be separated from one another because of a lack of homes that can accommodate several children at once.
The Christmas Box International, in partnership with local, national, and international communities and groups, provides assistance to prevent child abuse and services to improve the quality of life for children who have been abused or neglected.
Areas of Focus
The Christmas Box International has selected the following primary areas of focus for accomplishing our mission:
~ Collaborate in the development of state-of-the-art temporary shelter and assessment centers for children that are abused, neglected, abandoned and exploited.
~ Assist older youth as they transition out of foster care into adult living.
~ Advocate for the provision of the highest quality of care and services to children at risk.
~ Promote partnerships among government agencies, charitable organizations, the business community and compassionate members of the community to provide optimal care and support to the children.
~ Develop international partners to assist children worldwide.