Starting in 2018, Mini-Mini Con will be holding a silent auction to benefit our charity of choice. All proceeds will be donated to San Antonio Project SMASH (School of Modern Art, Salsa, and Hip- Hop). Below are a few words from our charity partner…
About Project SMASH
Project SMASH is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization that serves the communities of San Antonio and Las Vegas, Nevada through its projects. Projects in San Antonio include low cost tuition and scholarships to our dance classes for low income children. Our Instructors offer dance/fitness classes for individuals in need, especially individuals who are currently recovering at local shelters and treatment facilities.
We partner with local businesses and other non-profit organizations in fulfilling our mission- “Dancing For A Cause.” We proudly serve the San Antonio Living in Good Healthy Treatment Program for mothers recovering from substance abuse, New Beginnings Children’s Home for abused and displaced children, and the Hector Garza Center for youth experiencing mental health and substance abuse issues. Our Las Vegas chapter serves the Refuge Center Women organization which provides long term care for women who have escaped human trafficking or sexual exploitation.
Project SMASH receives support from the San Antonio community through generous contributions, attendance from fundraising events, and participation in our cultural dance and fitness workshops. Our workshops include K-Pop (Korean Pop Music), Bhangara (Punjabi Folk/Western pop music fusion), Afro Beats, Belly Dance Fitness, Mixxed Fit parties, SMASH The Fat program, and VSF (Vegas Stiletto Fitness) Ladies Night Out parties.
Proceeds from those workshops support dance camps for underprivileged children. Children involved in our dance camps have the opportunity to display their hard work to the community through Project SMASH’s showcase events in the Spring and Winter.
Project SMASH San Antonio is able offer all these amazing services and programs because of our generous donors and partners. Our partnership with Mini-Mini Con and the San Japan Organization allows us to continue spreading awareness to the community regarding the diverse range of cultural dance and music. Project SMASH is honored to have been selected as Mini-Mini Con’s first-ever charity partner. We look forward to seeing you at Mini-Mini Con to watch us perform on the main stage and bid on items at the charity auction.