Sierra Sub 4 Santa
Thank You For Making The Sierra Sub For Santa A Huge Success!
Utah Dance Artists wants to say thank you to all who participated this year in Sierra's Sub For Santa. We were able to give Christmas to three families this year which includes 10 children. Each family expressed how thankful they were and one mom even expressed her desire to "pay it forward" when their circumstances change. 340 gifts and stocking stuffers were collected and over $1000 was collected for additional gifts and gift cards that the families can use to buy groceries. We just want to say thanks to our incredible UDA families for their generosity in giving to these families in need.
Sierra was a dancer at UDA, whose life was cut short tragically in 2012 when she was just 6 years old. Sierra loved life and being active, she really enjoyed being outside, hiking in the mountains, soccer and especially dancing. Sierra would dance during the credits after movies and at restaurants, if they played music. Sierra loved to learn and was looking forward to the first grade. She was just learned to read and couldn’t get enough of it. Sierra had the amazing ability to make everyone happy with her big brown eyes and beautiful smile that would light up her face. Sierra loved to make friends, which she did easily; she would stand by someone for a minute and then introduce them as her new best friend. Sierra was an amazing sister, she would watch out for her older brother and took care of her younger sister, who was her true best friend.
In Sierra’s memory UDA created Sierra’s Sub for Santa where each Christmas our UDA family donates gifts to give families who are in need. The past five years we have given Christmas to 17 families and 55 children. This is a wonderful tradition that we look forward to each year.