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2019 marks the 16th anniversary of Amazing Grace CIRCUS! 

Our fundraising focuses on helping AGC! sustain our daily work: to teach children and teens to learn how to ‘take center ring’ in their lives and communities.

Since 2002, donations like yours have helped us touch children’s lives:

  • 80,000+ children and teens served in the past 15 years by AGC programs;
  • 150 teens participated as Troupe Members since 2002;
  • 30,000 community service hours generated by Troupe Members;
  • 130 scholarships given to summer circus campers (supported by Episcopal Charities, Commission on Social Ministries, Sally Seiler Scholarship Fun, and you);
  • 10 teens returned after college to teach at circus camp;
  • 5 teens turned professional circus performers.

Why Circus? Because It Works.

Janet’s and my job is to inspire, motivate, cajole, uplift, empower and save kids through circus arts.

Of the 75,000 kids we’ve worked with personally, many have either been on the brink of suicide, suffered abuse, were lost or bullied, were diagnosed to be on a spectrum, or were just having a hard time being a teenager. 

To that end, here is what AGC is working on for 2019:

  • News Flash: Circus Camp Moves to Marydell Center overlooking the Hudson River… – No, we are not abandoning Grace Church, our home for the past 16 years. We simply could not raise our Circus Tent in their parish hall! Yes! That’s what we are doing! Putting up our new circus tent on the Marydell property Aug 19 – 30, 2019. Our intent is to offer both tuition-free and paid-tuition campers the chance to experience circus the way it was meant to be: in a circus tent!
  • “The Clown Car” – actually a 12-16 passenger Bus to transport kids from Rockland to our circus school in Westchester, as well as transporting them to our circus camps in Rockland. For families with limited financial resources, transportation is the #1 barrier to their participation in outside enrichment activities (money and food coming in a close second). 

Why donate to AGC?

Well, you may happen to know the co-founders really well. 🙂

To sustain AGC!, Janet and I need to raise $100,000 every year from program fees, donors and grants – in that order.

If you want to donate through PayPal, click here.

If you want to send a check, make it out to:

Amazing Grace CIRCUS! and send it in c/o Grace Church Nyack, 130 First Ave, Nyack, NY 10960.

Tax Deductible Donation (we have to include the following)

As always, your donation is tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. Check with your tax advisor. We will send an acknowledgment thank you letter upon receipt of your donation…as we always do. Our Tax ID is 20-1715582.

And…as always…Thank you for your love and support.

Carlo and Janet

  • Carlo Pellegrini (aka, ‘Mr. Amazing’), co-founder, executive/artistic director
  • Janet Hayes, co-founder, program director
  •  tel: 845-721-5059

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— Help us find a CLOWN CAR for a good price!

— Support our work by donating to this program by clicking the PayPal button below.

— If you prefer, send a check made out to AGC! Send it to 279 South Broadway, Nyack, NY 10960.

— Tell two friends about AGC and ask them to donate this year.

Thank you!

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