Donation Letter

Donations for:  Once Upon a Pumpkin

Annual Dance Gala

On Sunday, September 20th the Connecticut Theater Ballet is hosting Once Upon a Pumpkin Annual Dance Gala to support Encore Youth Company (“EYC”), a 501(c)3 non-profit company.   The mission of Encore Youth Company is simple: to enhance the lives of children through dance instruction and manners education. EYC believes, as supported by independent research, that girls and boys greatly benefit from the discipline, focus and confidence inherent in learning the fine-art of ballet and contemporary etiquette.  These programs are only possible with the support of local businesses, such as yours, who believe in helping our community’s youth reach their own personal best!  

This annual, community event features a silent auction-alley, dance performances by Connecticut Theater Ballet, formal portraits, and delicious refreshments.

This event attracts attendees from all over Fairfield County and we depend on the support of our friends in the business community to donate exciting items and services for our Auction Alley.  Your generous donation is greatly appreciated.  All donors will be acknowledged on social media and various printed materials associated with this event.

By Friday, September 11th would you be able to help us by:

  • donating an item:  gift certificate, merchandise, or service;
  • completing the donation submission slip below and mailing it or by emailing it to:;
  • providing us with coupons, discounts or small gift items for youth and adult SWAG bags.

No donation is too small!

We are grateful for your participation and will gladly pick-up any donations.  EYC’s ability to serve the community is due to the generous support of individual donors and gifts from businesses like you who believe in our mission: to enhance the lives of children through dance instruction and manners education.


Michelle Sperry

Founder & Executive Director


Donation Submission Slip:  We would like to collect all items on or before Friday, September 11th

Name of Business: ___________________________________________________________

Contact Person: _______________________________         Business Phone: _____________

Contact Phone: _______________________________           Email: _____________________

Address of Business: __________________________________________________________

Item Donated &/or

Service Donated

Brief Description of Item / Service Approximate Value Expiration  Date if any Convenient Pick-up Date Convenient Time?

Please mail this form or email it to:  by Friday, September 11th.