We hope you and your loved ones are all doing well during these difficult times. Colvin Run dances will return someday, that’s for sure! Even though we don’t know exactly when we will open again, the board meets monthly on zoom to discuss that, and we are following recommendations from Virginia’s Governor.
This update message is in response to several people's requests as to how they can help during the lockdown. People are contacting us asking 'how we are doing' and 'what can we do to help' and 'how can we donate.’
The Colvin Run Dance Hall (CRDH) is run by a dedicated Board of Directors, which is passionate about preserving this historic building and our favorite dance place. This is a time when we can be extremely grateful for our 501(c)(3) public charity status, enabling us to utilize all of our funds for much needed preservation.
If this lockdown had happened ten years ago, we would not have been able to keep things going. These last ten years have shown a consistent increase in dance attendance, dance events, and support by our directors and team of volunteers. Your support has made an enormous difference in our ability to fulfill our mission to preserve this historic property through dancing since 1931.
We still have ongoing expenses as we continue to care for the Colvin Run Dance Hall, even though it is not being used during the Coronavirus Pandemic. Unused buildings, especially old ones, tend to develop huge maintenance expenses unless continuous care is provided. Ours is 112 years old and we are proud of how beautifully it has been kept! We must continue to pay for heat & air conditioning, gas and electric, painting, insurance, internet, maintain the grounds, monthly pest control, fix plumbing problems, etc. – everything a homeowner does to maintain his/her own home.
Considering the above, here are a few ways you can make a donation to help us meet our ongoing expenses:
- PayPal: Click the PayPal link, https://www.PayPal.Me/ColvinRunDanceHall, to make a donation. Or, simply go to your PayPal account and send a donation directly to the Colvin Run Citizens Association.
- Donations by check: Make your check payable to Colvin Run Citizens Association, and mail it to CRCA, P.O. Box 904, Great Falls, Va. 22066.
- www.smile.amazon.com. Start your Amazon shopping with this link, designate Colvin Run Citizens Association as your charity, and 0.5% of your purchase will go to the Colvin Run Citizens Association. Every penny helps!
The Colvin Run Board of Directors are all volunteers. There are no administrative or personnel expenses, as most other charities have. 100% of your donation goes to Colvin Run and your donation is tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by the law.
As always, your help is truly appreciated!
Colvin Run Board of Directors