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BAA Supporter Spotlight: Teddy Shoes

Over the past year, Teddy Shoes has partnered with BAA Foundation to host a Donate A Dollar at Checkout Program to raise funds and give back to Boston Arts Academy's students.

Teddy Shoes Donate at Checkout Program

Teddy Shoes, a local dance apparel and footwear store, has been working in partnership with BAA Foundation for the past year to raise critical funds for BAA's students.

A legacy business in Cambridge serving the local community since 1957, Teddy Shoes is located right next to Dance Complex on Massachusetts Ave. Owner, Steve Adelson, understands the positive impact dancing can have on a young person's life given his work with thousands of dancers throughout his career. He was inspired by BAA Foundation's mission to provide the necessary resources and programming required for BAA's students to receive the high-quality arts education and training they deserve.

With BAA Foundation's support, Steve launched a Donate A Dollar At Checkout Program, inviting customers to donate to BAA when checking out online or in-store. Steve shared, "Our fundraising efforts for the Boston Arts Academy have been very successful. The extreme generosity of so many customers by giving a dollar or more at checkout raised $128 in last Fall's campaign. Our Spring/Summer initiative has reached $735. We thank the BAA for allowing us to partner with them to help the school and also to those who have not only supported Teddy Shoes throughout the pandemic and also who have so graciously donated to help this worthwhile cause."

Steve continues to host this program, and to-date has raised over $1,000 for BAA.

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Interested in partnering and hosting a similar campaign at your store? Contact Caitlin Durkin at

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Teddy Shoes Owner, Steve Adelson, and BAA Foundation Staff Member Caiitlin Durkin

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