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Paradosi Ballet Company is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit ministry. Gifts are tax-deductible.


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Paradosi Ballet

4020 S 56th Street, Suite 105

Tacoma, WA 98409




"Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, 

not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver."

2 Corinthians 9:7

General Ministry Needs

Paradosi Ballet Company is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit ministry. As a faith-based organization, Paradosi relies upon God working in the hearts of individuals to provide for the needs of the ministry.  Your gifts help to ensure that we can continue heading out to proclaim the hope, love, and beauty of Jesus to the world through the arts! 


Each program where we share has expenses associated with the event.  These expenses not only include the direct costs of fuel, food, dance-clothing, and other incidentals but the ongoing expenses of rent, utilities, maintenance, and insurance for our studio.  


At some programs, such as churches, we often receive a love offering from the sponsor that helps to cover some of our overhead but at most programs we often do not receive any honorariums.  Many assisted living facilities, rehab centers, homeless shelters, and schools do not have budgets for bringing in groups like ours.  We do not want resources to be a hinderance to our sharing with a community and your gifts help to ensure that when we are asked to share, we can go! 


Thank you for prayerfully considering supporting the Gospel work of Paradosi through a gift that is meaningful to you. We cannot do what we are called to do for the Kingdom without your help. 


Thank you!


“The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into His harvest field.” Matthew 9:37-38


Special Fundraising Goals

The following are some specific fundraising goals that we have as a ministry.  A portion of every gift that we receive is applied to these special fundraising goals but we need your help to make them happen.  Each of these goals are important to us as a ministry and will help us in fulfilling our mission that "Through the arts we will worship God, love people, share the Gospel, and make disciples of Jesus everywhere we go!"


If you would like for your gift to be applied fully to any of our special fundraising goals, please let us know!  We would love to honor what God has placed on your heart to support. 


Thank you for your belief in what we are called to do as a ministry and answering the call to give towards these goals that will help to move the ministry forward. 

International Outreach Tour

Summer of 2023

We are making plans to return to Europe during the summer of 2023 to share the hope, love, and beauty of Jesus!  Our ministry partners are eager to have us return to join them in their Gospel work and we are ready to go! 


Please prayerfully consider supporting the Gospel work of Paradosi through a gift to our Missions Fund.


Give Online - Missions Fund


Goal #1: $8,400 by January 2023 to purchase airline tickets

Goal #2: $12,600 by the end of April 2023 to cover ground transportation, housing, meals, ministry supplies, missions health and travel insurance, dance shoes, and incidentals

Total Fundraising Goal: $21,000


"Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, "Whom shall I send? and who will go for us?" and I said, "Here I am. Send me!" Isaiah 6:8


Missions Information - Why Europe? - Support Packet

Motorhome Fund

North America Outreach Tours

We have been praying about a motorhome for the ministry for several years and we are now fully pursuing this goal! 


We want to go to where the people are and to the places where a ministry like ours may never otherwise have an opportunity to share the hope of Jesus through the arts.  


A motorhome will serve as our base of operations while on the road opening up more of the country to us while reducing our travel time, meal expenses, and housing expenses.


Thank you for your prayerfully considering supporting this goal as we prepare for this next chapter in the life of the ministry!  


GIVE ONLINE - Motorhome

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We have set a goal of $35,000 to purchase a used lower mileage motorhome that can be retrofitted with sleeping bunks. Gifts donated in this fund are being held in a savings account until we reach our goal. 

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DONATE  A  MOTORHOME (Gift-In-Kind)

If you have a motorhome in good operating condition that you would like to donate to the ministry, we would love to put it to work!  As Paradosi is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, we can provide you with a tax-receipt for the fair market value of the vehicle!  


Ideally we are looking for a Class C motorhome with a cab-over sleeping area and a rear bed or bedroom that can be modified to accommodate bunks.  We are open to receiving other models and vehicles that can be flat towed behind an RV.


SPONSOR OPPORTUNITIES

If you are a business owner or manager and are interested in sponsoring the purchase of a motorhome for Paradosi, we are open to talking about possible sponsorship advertising opportunities.  Please contact us today to discuss your proposal.


Motorhome Support Packet

Surrendered School of Dance Scholarship Fund

Ongoing Need

Surrendered School of Dance (SSD), is the dance school of Paradosi Ballet Company.  Our school was founded in 2009 with the goal of providing high-quality dance education in a Christ honoring environment.  


As a dance school, we are different from other studios in that we go against the mainstream norm of the dance world by utilizing family friendly music, promoting modesty, self-worth, and inclusivity in a non-competitive yet professional atmosphere.  


While we are a faith-based organization, our dance school is open to all in the community regardless of their beliefs and serves as a local outreach for Paradosi. 


We want to bless as many children as possible in the communities where we teach and do not want financial resources to be a hinderance to any child who wants to take dance classes with us.  With this in mind, we currently offer needs-based financial aid, military tuition assistance, and financial assistance to children in the foster care system through Olive Crest.  This financial aid is often offered with no resources in the scholarship fund to offset the financial aid that we are giving.


We are looking for partners who want to come along side us in blessing the next generation for Jesus through the gift of dance.  


"Start children off in the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it." Proverbs 22:6


To learn more about our school please visit

www.surrenderedschool.org


Surrendered School of Dance - Support Packet


Campuses in Tacoma, Orting, and Gig Harbor - Washington.

Shoes & Costuming

Ongoing Need

There are many items in our costuming that we can use year after year without needing to replace; however, there are other dance items that need to be replaced every year and often several times per year.


Each dancer in the ministry will go through an average of 8 pairs of ballet flat shoes and 3 pairs of pointe shoes per season.  The average cost for articles of dance clothing that need to be replaced each season is $600 per dancer. 

  • Ballet Flat Shoes: $25 / pair
  • Pointe Shoes: $90 - $150 / pair
  • Biker Shorts: $20 / pair
  • Undergarment Leotards: $25 each
  • Tights: $15 each

Please prayerfully consider supporting Paradosi's ongoing shoe and costuming needs. 


"How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!" Romans 10:15


Shoes & Costuming Support Information

Other Ways To Give



  • By using these shopping links you will be supporting Paradosi without any out of pocket expense to you.  Whenever you use these links to do your online shopping, Paradosi will receive a small percentage of each sale from these companies!  



    General Shopping

    • AMAZON SMILE When prompted to add a charity, please search for: Paradosi Christian Ballet


    Dance Clothing & Supplies

    • DISCOUNTDANCE.COM  If asked for a code please enter: 34978  New customers will receive a discount at checkout. 


    Christian Businesses


  • Gifts In Kind


    One way you can support the ministry is through donations of gifts-in-kind such as vehicles, real estate, collectibles, and other items of value that may either be used by the ministry or sold with the proceeds going to support the organizations needs.  Donors will receive a tax-receipt for the fair market value of items donated.  


    Examples of donations we have received include: Audio Systems, Artwork, Collectibles, Stage Lighting Equipment, Photography Equipment,  Fitness Equipment, and business donations of goods and services for raffles and auctions.


  • Would you consider hosting a small online or in home fundraiser for us?  There are simple ones that only require a couple minutes of your time and others that would take longer to host but they both can all be effective methods of raising support and awareness for the ministry. 


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    Facebook Fundraisers


    Facebook Fundraisers are an easy way to generate gifts for the ministry that can be set up in just a few minutes.  To set up a fundraiser please go to the following link and select the Create a Fundraiser Raise Money button:  www.facebook.com/pg/Paradosiballet/fundraisers


    Common Facebook fundraisers are Birthday or Anniversary Fundraiser but you can do them at any time for any reason or no reason at all other than to show your support for the ministry.  


    All you need to do is set a goal when creating a fundraiser, invite people to give to the fundraiser, and share the fundraiser to your news feed.  There is stock wording already in place or you can write your own donation request.  We encourage you to thank your donors as they give. 


    Thank you for considering partnering with us in this way of raising support! 


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    In-Home or Church Small Group Fundraisers


    Hosting a small fundraiser in your home or church for Paradosi is a great way to share about the ministry and raise support for what we are called to do for the kingdom.  These events give you an opportunity to act as an advocate for Paradosi sharing about the ministry, what we do, and the impact that the ministry has had on your life or in the life of others.  During the event, as the host, you would talk about the ministry, share a video or two from our YouTube page,  pray for the ministry, and make a request for support. 


    While we cannot be there in person for these events, we can provide links to download flyers, support packets, and other materials that you can print and hand out to your guests to help you in hosting a successful event.  

    Collecting Donations: 
    To avoid any legal complications with the collection of gifts and the issuing of tax-receipts, PLEASE do not collect money directly from individuals during your event.  Instead we request that you ask your guests to prayerfully consider making a gift to the ministry in an amount that is meaningful for them to give.  Guests may give by phone, online through our website, or send their gift directly to our studio.   A flyer with ways to give will be made available to download for distribution. 

    If you would like to know how your fundraiser went and if you met your fundraising goal, please provide us with a list of your attendees and we will share the total raised from your donors but not who gave or how much each individual gave. 

    Please know that with these events we do not want people to feel pressured or obligated to give.  By not collecting donations during the event it removes the pressure of being coerced to give.  We want people to give with a cheerful heart and not out of a feeling of obligation.  If God is calling them to support the work of Paradosi, He will convict them to do so.

    As the Bible says: "Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver." 2 Corinthians 9:7

    Small Fundraiser Ideas: 

    • Invite your friends, family, coworkers, and neighbors to a dinner, BBQ, wine tasting, or tea party.  

    • Ask your church small group if you can host a night to share about an arts ministry that you support. 


    Sample Videos to Share: 

    Why I Dance: https://youtu.be/qog2Zb5tDhs


    Playlist 2018 - Present: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbXD7Hh_-MAt9MkSIjiQbYCTR61vIWy8B

    Playlist Testimonies and Solos: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbXD7Hh_-MAuHESJcSnME5LobQk4dvoyL


    France A Call to Evangelism: https://youtu.be/q6g1-HWH3Vk

    Playlist International Outreach Videos: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbXD7Hh_-MAt-CpRpiulaGNmJ2T79msGp


    Playlist Christmas: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbXD7Hh_-MAu_sLdepmO-Q0N5RoqkWXuA


501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organization

Paradosi Christian Ballet Company is a U.S. 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2007 that is based in Tacoma, Washington.  


Paradosi is able to accept monetary gifts and gifts-in-kind to support the work of the ministry. 


Gifts to the organization are tax-deductible.  


In order to receive an end of the year Giving Statement, please provide us with your postal mailing address when making your pledge.

Financial Statements for donors are available on Guidestar.