Charles Seller Foundation Celebrates Platinum Anniversary
28 June 2020
For seventy years, the Charles Seller Foundation/Talent Time Players (a non-profit organization based in Bloomfield, NJ) has presented a theatrical production to assist a local family with medical expenses. COVID-19 restrictions prevent the group from doing a full production this summer, but members are finding creative ways to raise funds for this year’s beneficiary, Megan More.
Megan is a 10 year old girl from Kearny, NJ, who has been diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Despite a good prognosis, Megan is challenged in her everyday activity, though she loves to play with her friends and her twin brother. She is no longer able to attend school regularly, nor does she have the energy to participate in extracurricular activities, such as sports, dance or art.
In order to support Megan and her family, over the course of eight weeks, current and past members of Talent Time will participate in a social media dance challenge called “Moves For Megan.” Each week, portions of a dance from a previous summer’s show will be posted on social media sites by participating members, who will encourage donations for each dance they learn and post. The community will be able to support the efforts of their favorite cast member, dancer, or show. Dance Tutorial Instructor for the eight weeks of dance challenges is Bloomfield resident Julia Aiello.
The foundation has high hopes that members from past shows will reconnect with the organization through this online fundraising effort, rekindling memories, and having an opportunity to serve their neighbors once more.
The culmination of the summer fundraising efforts will be a documentary style anniversary special, entitled “The Charles Seller Foundation: 70 Years of Service”, produced by Abby Maichuk Miles, directed by Schuylar Doemling, filmed and edited by Nick McNeil. The documentary will include interviews with past Talent Time Players along with highlights of some great moments in Talent Time history! To add to the fundraising efforts, the documentary will be available for sale.
Community members who wish to donate will find information on the foundation’s website, http://thecharlessellerfoundation.com/
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