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Paradosi Fall 2020 Newsletter

During this season many of us have been effected by this pandemic emotionally, spiritually, physically, and financially. There are many needs in the world right now and as we pray for you and our ministry partners, we need your prayers and support to see us through this season. 

As a valued member of our ministry family, you can appreciate the impact that this pandemic has had on the financial health of Paradosi.  Non-profit organizations like ours do not have contingency plans in our budget for lengthy emergencies such as the one that we are in now.   As a faith-based organization we depend on God working in the hearts of people like you to provide for the needs of the ministry.  During this season we are leaning into Him and trusting that He will continue to provide for our needs with your help.

With the ever-changing mandates in Washington we have had to cancel performances, fundraisers, outreach events, temporarily close 3 of our schools campuses, cut our classroom size by 50%, and slim our budget down everywhere that we could.  Even with our operations being scaled back, we still have expenses to meet and staff to support.  We are not afraid for the future of the ministry but at our current rate of loss we need to raise an additional $1,100 per month to see us through this season.  

As we are approaching the end of 2020 we have set a goal of raising $15,000 before the end of December to balance our budget for the year and enter 2021 with a clean slate. 

Gifts of all sizes will help to offset losses incurred this year, keep teachers in our school paid, allow us to continue providing scholarship for students in our school, and equip us to return to full-time in-person outreach when it is safe and legal to do so. 

We ask that you prayerfully consider partnering with us in ministry during this pandemic to ensure that we can continue to meet our obligations and take care of our people during this season.  

Thank you for your prayers and consideration!
Grace & Peace,
Jeff & Larissa Bischoff

Gifts may be mailed to our studio at:

Paradosi Ballet

4020 S 56th Street, Suite 105

Tacoma, WA 98409

For credit card gifts please use our giving site, PushPay, via the link below.



Did you know that a provision was made in the CARES ACT that will allow you to make a donation to 501(C)(3) nonprofit organizations such as Paradosi and still take the Standard Deduction?  

This deduction is an Above-the-Line Deduction!  This means that Individuals will be able to donate up to $300 and Married Couples Filing Jointly can take up to a $600 deduction on their tax returns without having to itemize.  

Please consider taking advantage of this opportunity to support this ministry this season. 

Fundraising Goals

Here are our specific fundraising goals for the end of 2020 and the first two quarters of 2021.  

If you feel called to give to a specific area please note so on your check or in the notes section for online giving.

Thank you for supporting the mission!

  • $15,000 • Balance the 2020 budget & Replenish our emergency reserve

    This pandemic has effected our operations immensely during the 2020 season.  We have had several lockdown orders which have restricted what we can do immensely and at the same time limited the resources that we have coming in to cover our overhead.  We have cut our budget and are doing our best to be good stewards of the gifts that you have entrusted to us. We now need your help more than ever to ensure that we do not take on debt and can continue operating into the first two quarters of 2021 without further restrictions to our operations. 

  • $2,500 • Scholarships for foster care families

    This season our dance school has partnered with Olive Crest to provide dance scholarships to families in the foster care system here in Washington.  Our scholarships are through tuition discounts and waivers based upon needs with no funds earmarked to replace the funds.  Your gift to this fund will allow us to offer more scholarships in 2021 ensuring that these students will be able to receive dance education in a safe and loving environment.

  • $2,500 • Local outreach

    A large part of our ministry is local outreach to the elderly and those often marginalized by society.  Each year we typically dance and share at 30 to 50 nursing homes, assisted living facilities, care centers, and shelters.  While our opportunities have been greatly limited in 2020, as soon as the doors are reopened to us in the new year we plan to hit the ground running. We need to replenish our local outreach fund to cover the overhead of these events that mean so much to those we are privileged to meet. 

  • $750 • Dance Shoes

    Each year the ministry spends over $1,500 on flat and pointe shoes for our dancers.   This year our needs have been reduced but we still need to keep our dancers in shoes!  We will need to purchase the next round of shoes for our dancers by mid January and then again in the Spring. 

  • International OUtreach

    We are eagerly anticipating the next opportunity to share the hope of Jesus overseas!  We have seen the impact that this ministry has when we are dancing on the streets and we are ready to go back out into the harvest fields!  When the boarders open back up we plan to go every year which will require between $15,000 - $25,000 to send our team overseas.  All funds given for international missions remain in a separate savings account from other resources and will be used to send us to share the love of Jesus into the world!

501(c)(3) Nonprofit

As a faith-based organization, we depend on God working in the hearts of people like you to provide the support we need in our evangelistic efforts to reach more for Christ through the arts. Our dancers are all full-time volunteers who have a passion for the Lord and making Him known. Together we exist to Worship God, Love People, Share the Gospel, and to Make Disciples of Jesus Everywhere We Go but we cannot do this without your help. 

Currently we have about half of our base financial needs being met through consistent monthly giving but we need more people like you to come along side the work of Paradosi.  By supporting this ministry with regular prayer and financial support you are helping to fulfill the Great Commission by sending us out to proclaim the name of Jesus to the world! Matthew 28:18-20

Please prayerfully consider partnering with us in ministry in the year ahead!!! Together we can reach the world for Christ!

Financial Statements for donors are available on Guidestar.