Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Dream Catchers of Lexington

The Dream Catchers of Lexington is a group of Lexington Spellbinder storytellers dedicated to using storytelling to promote awareness of the dire situation of unsafe kids in Kentucky. Kentucky leads the nation in our record of child abuse.

We are members of the Spellbinder chapter of Lexington, trained storytellers who mostly perform in public schools. We have existed since 2004 as an organized group. The Lexington chapter is the second largest such group in the nation. We desire to use our talent and love of story and storytelling beyond our public school performances. We tall fold fairy tales and stories of all types.

This year we have chosen the M.A.S.H. program for Unsafe kids to promote Awarenesses of their work. M.A.S.H. Services of the Bluegrass, Inc. is a non- profit organization located at 536 & 540 West Third Street. These two historic houses provide a safe, home-like environment for runaway and homeless youth and youth awaiting placement in foster care, as well as those who access Safe Place services. The professional, trained staff in our after-school, street outreach, and emergency shelter programs provide basic necessities such as food and clothing. Enhanced services include crisis counseling, case management, transportation and youth development. All services are provided free of charge and are made possible by funding through United Way of the Bluegrass; Lexington Fayette Urban County Government; Cabinet for Health & Family Services; Kentucky Colonels; Keeneland Foundation; and other grants and private donations.

Donations from the community are necessary to continue providing for the basic needs of our most vulnerable youth.

INVITATIONS SOUGHT

We are seeking invitations from community organizations to perform, such as fraternal groups, churches, interest groups,. and other organizations of all types.
Currently our group includes Charlie Hardy, Charlie Eyer, Paschal the Rascal, Art Herman, Linda Kendrick and Ben Woodward.

Contact person to schedule DREAM CATCHERS IS Paschal Baute cell (859) 293-5302. F0r more information about M.A.S.H. telephone (859) 254-2501.

The usual time for one of the Dream Catchers performance is one to two hours. We ask no fee in advance.. But only permission to pass out literature on M.A.s.H. programs. If the organization permits, a collection might be made to M.A.S.H.