Puffin Foundation West
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Columbus Dance Theatre's MATCHGIRL
Puffin Foundation West, Ltd. (PFW) is pleased to announce that a Grant that will give 300 clients of Second Harvest Food Bank the opportunity to see a special performance by Columbus Dance Theatre's (CDT) of the timeless tale of the Little Match Girl has been given. This is one of the most heartfelt stories ever written. In 1846 Hans Christian Anderson told the story of a poor little girl, freezing, and out on the streets on a blustery New Years Eve unable to to sell a few matches and, therefore, afraid to go home as she knew her father would beat her. She takes a tiny refuge in a nook on the street and begins to light her matches to stay warm. This ballet deals with hunger and the challenges faced by those less fortunate. In these times with five million children in the United State of America going to sleep hungry each nigh, this teaful story brings awareness to the inexcusable issues of food insecurity. You are requested, as the audience, to bring canned goods and staple food items to Friday and Saturday's 8P performaces on Dec 16th and 17th at the Fritsche Theatre at Otterbein University and to the Matinee performance on the 17th at 3P. Your food contributions to this annual event is a meaningful way in which we the people of Central Ohio can display its awesome generosity.