Susan Suchocki - 2001
The NDCA Community Service Award was presented to Susan Suchocki for her work with foster children. When children are taken from their home and placed in foster care they very seldom have anything to take with them – not even a suitcase for personal items. Susan personally donated her own time and money to help rectify this situation, and has worked in the community to gather donations from others. She utilized her dance competitions, along with partner, Pete Taylor, to gather items and money from the dance community. Each bag is filled with toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, etc.), a teddy bear and a blanket. Susan successfully collected and donated hundreds of these “care bags” for the children.