NEWS
 
Allegro Welcomes Visitors from Nigeria 
 
 Allegro Foundation’s reach is worldwide!

During a momentous occasion in 2004, Allegro Foundation… a Champion for Children with Disabilities made history as the first organization for children living with disabilities to present at The White House, showing our nation what children with disabilities CAN do!

The Children of Allegro were invited back in 2005 and 2008, continuing to instill in our nation the importance of disability awareness and understanding. During their 2008 visit, the Allegro students presented in The White House State Dining Room for Ambassadors from around the world. Since that time, the US State Department and the Library of Congress have regarded Allegro Foundation as a national expert on movement education for children living with disabilities.

Through partnerships with Charlotte’s International House and the US State Department, Allegro has shared our movement education techniques with delegations from around the globe who are striving to improve the lives of those with disabilities in their respective countries. Allegro has welcomed previous delegations from Guatemala, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Russia, Egypt, Iraq, Sudan, Kazakhstan, and Tajikistan. We were pleased to receive a delegation from Nigeria on May 23rd so we could demonstrate what we do in our Allegro classes!

*PLEASE NOTE: Allegro Foundation does NOT use funds to host delegations or travel internationally. Your donations stay local.

 
 
 
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CPR CERTIFICATIONS 

Allegro Foundation is serious about making sure our students are safe! The Allegro staff gathered on Friday, April 28th at the Red Cross office on Park Road to be recertified in both adult and pediatric CPR, AED usage, and first aid. Our instructor, Christine, was very thorough as she walked us through the class and was great about answering questions regarding how to tailor these life-saving procedures for children living with disabilities.
  
 
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Allegro Has Lost A Precious Friend

Our longtime friend and supporter Larry Buckley passed away on Monday, May 22nd. The devoted husband of Kathy Buckley (Allegro Foundation board member and owner of Charlotte Living magazine), Larry was born on August 24, 1947 in Chicago, Illinois, and was a United States Army Veteran who served 2 and a half tours in Vietnam. Later in his life, Larry learned to play guitar from his brother-in-law, the late Jim Oakley.

A Celebration of Life Service was held on Friday, May 26, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Central Church, 5301 Sardis Road Charlotte, NC 28270. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Allegro Foundation...a Champion for Children with Disabilities by visiting www.allegrofoundation.net Condolences for the family can be made at www.hankinsandwhittington.com

Larry, you are missed. Allegro sends Kathy and the rest of his family our deepest condolences.

 
 
12.28.16
 
We hope you had a wonderful holiday!
Allegro participated in the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Charlotte's holiday party, and Menke Gray, Allegro's Volunteer Coordinator, was an excellent elf!
 
 
 
 
12.15.16
 
  
 
A big THANK YOU to volunteers Megan Hotze, Katie Davis and Lauren Mager from Carolina's Health Care who took time out of their day to help organize our event, prop and costume storage units! 
 
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12.2.16 
 
Take a look at all the Allegro Foundation has accomplished this past year! Special thank you to all of our supporters. You make our mission possible!
 
 
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8.12.16 
 Allegro stopped by to visit Finish Line today at Concord Mills to thank them for their involvement in the community! Thank you, Finish Line, for caring about Allegro's Children Living with Disabilities! 
 
 
 
 
   
 
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The 2016 Ambassador's Ball honoring Canada and benefitting the Allegro Foundation's children living with disabilities was featured in both Southpark Magazine and the Charlotte Observer!  
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Allegro Foundation... a Champion for Children with Disabilities is excited to announce that we have been awarded a $10,000 grant from the Ronald McDonald House Charities of North Carolina. This grant will allow us to purchase and use new computers in our office. We are so thankful. To read more about RMHC of NC, visit http://rmhcofnc.org/. 

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Looking for an easy way to support Allegro Foundation?

 

You can now support Allegro Foundation through Amazon’s Amazon Smile! Every time you shop through Amazon, a portion of your purchase will be donated to Allegro's free movement education classes for children with disabilities! This is an easy way to make a difference in the lives of children with disabilities right in the comfort of your own home!

 

All you need to do is click on the link below to start shopping and donating to Allegro!

 
 
  
 
 
Want an easy way to support Allegro?
 
You can now support Allegro Foundation through Harris Teeter's Together in Education Program! Every time you shop at Harris Teeter and use your VIC Card, a portion of your purchase will be donated to Allegro's free movement education classes for children with disabilities! This is an easy way to make a difference in the lives of children with disabilities through everyday tasks such as grocery shopping.
 
All you need to do is ask your cashier to link your VIC Card to the Allegro Foundation account, number 5652 or just click the link below to link online!