Well, for one it is for a wonderful cause. We have an awful meth and heroin problem in Montgomery County, as do other counties. There are over 130 kids that are suffering because of this issue. They are placed with relatives, or in foster care with strangers. For now they are safe, but not necessarily happy. Most kids just want to be with their mommies and daddies no matter what the issues are.
These drug addicts are not only parents, they are someones child, sister or brother. People love them too. Sadly, they have made some very messed up decisions that led to their addiction. But while they are trying to get their lives straight (some never do) we can advocate for the kids and make sure they have everything they need. Each sibling group is appointed a CASA Volunteer. Without this fundraiser we couldn't help all of these kids, not to mention the kids in our other programs. So there is that.....
Another reason: Do you ever get tired of sitting on the sidelines watching others have fun because you are too scared shitless to join in and put yourself out there?? Well last year I decided to challenge myself in new ways. Since that time I have self-published 3 grown-up coloring books, made new friends, and just had a lot more fun.
Dancing with Memo in Dancing with the Montgomery County Stars should be the ultimate challenge! Our short term challenge is to reach our goal in our GoFundMe account before the other 11 couples.
For everyone out there who has been too shy to jump in and have fun..... help a sister out. Every penny will go towards helping Montgomery County kids. $5, $10, $20... it all adds up.
Peace and Love,