Happy #GivingTuesday!

“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.”
― Winston Churchill

“It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.”
― Mother Teresa

Today is Giving Tuesday, a day to reflect and pursue acts of giving and it comes at a perfect time. For many, the holidays result in the antithesis of the purpose they were established. Things like fighting others for the last toy-of-the-year on the shelf on Black Friday (and now Black Thursday!) or pushing in front of peers to get the last 50″ TV for 50 percent off (as though the 42″ TV sitting at home is somehow not enough)… or how about holding a grudge against a family member or a friend that you just can’t seem to put behind you. Maybe it’s something smaller such as not acknowledging a talkative co-worker at the water cooler, because you just don’t feel like hearing about their day.

Sometimes it can be difficult to put aside yourself and whole-heartedly pursue acts of giving, especially when you’re facing your own challenges. However, someone once said “if we could look into each other’s hearts and understand the unique challenges each of us face, I think we would treat each other much gently, with more love, patience, tolerance, and care.” Many challenges can be spawned by life struggles, internal insecurities, illness, or stress, among others. Let’s take the time today to have compassion for others and give the blessings we’re thankful for to the people who need it most…and without any obligation for something in return. Pay it forward!

Each unique member of our program synergistically works together to ensure our mission, to give… and in any package it may arrive: humanities efforts, arts education, music, acting, singing, dancing, community collaborations, among many others. This is what we do best! On behalf of everyone at Pointe West Performances, Pointillism, and the Infinite Legacy Project, we’d like to encourage everyone to live #GivingTuesday to its fullest!!!

To help The Infinite Legacy Project and Pointillism give back to the communitiy, please donate to our #GivingTuesday Campaign:  http://www.razoo.com/story/Our-World-Reflects-Giving

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Giving Tuesday: Our World Reflects Giving

Our World Reflects Giving

The ILP is a transformative mission.  Our world reflects giving. Professional artists give to students (many from socio-economically challenged neighborhoods). Students and families give to community (through volunteer efforts). Community gives to the world (through classes and free performances). And this process reflects positive change throughout. The scholarship program of The ILP has already achieved a milestone in the reflective process of cultural empowerment. Two students, who began in our Akron After School Program now teach in their former elementary school. While they enjoy their world exposure to dance, theatre, and music, they share the possibilities of this transformative experience with younger students. STAY TUNED for our the many stories of “Our World Reflects Giving” — as told by children, community members, and professional artists from around the world  — in the “video reflections” leading up to #Giving Tuesday!

Donate today to be a integral part of #Giving Tuesday!!! http://www.razoo.com/story/Our-World-Reflects-Giving?referral_code=share