One thing I learned this past weekend is that we are all just people with different interests, different goals, different ways of processing things. But at the end of the day, we are all the same: JUST PEOPLE.
On February 9th, I will be volunteering at a very special event that is part of the TIM TEBOW FOUNDATION and it is called “Night to Shine.” It is an event to honor and celebrate our fellow neighbors, our loved ones, our friends and anyone who has a place in our hearts. It is being held at different locations all over the US. It is a special PROM for all people with disabilities and it is going to be an awesome night!
I actually went to a training class this past weekend to learn the ropes around volunteering at this event and just learn my responsibilities as a volunteer. I signed up to be a BUDDY, which means I will be partnered with a guest with special needs and basically get to participate in all the activities with them all evening during the PROM. I even get to dress up in Prom gear! (Now I’m totally excited about this because I happened to attend a parochial school and they didn’t have a real prom. It was more like a fancy banquet which I skipped all together.) BUT THIS TIME…I’m nervous and excited, not because I will be at a special needs PROM, but because I get to be at A PROM!! I want to make sure the guest I’ll be hanging out with has fun! I don’t want to be boring!! LOL
What I’m especially proud of is how amazing this prom is going to be. It is being hosted at Masso’s Catering in Glassboro, NJ and is an ALL OUT PARTY! Here are just a few of the activities that our guests with special needs will be able to be a part of..
- Paparazzi pics on a Red Carpet by Professional photographers
- Professional Salon Professionals to help freshen up guests hair and makeup
- Professional Shoe Shining Services
- Catered Dinner by Masso’s
- Photo Booth
- Limo Rides
- Crowns for all the Kings & Queens who attend
- And More…
As I mentioned earlier, this isn’t about pointing out the differences in people, its about celebrating those people who have made a difference in OUR lives. It’s about letting our guests with special needs know that they are loved, valued and deserve to be acknowledged for the impact THEY make in OUR lives.
If you know of any guests with special needs or have any friends/family members who would like to attend our “Night to Shine” Prom, PLEASE invite them!! We want to show them how loved they are and let them be the star of the evening!
We still have room for Night to Shine Guests. If you know someone who would like to attend, he/she can register to attend here: https://crossbridge.elvanto.net/form/d0b04c16-fc81-474f-8d6c-6a8b43907030
Please follow the link for more information on “Night to Shine” and the Tim Tebow Foundation. https://www.timtebowfoundation.org/ministries/night-to-shine
Stay tuned for my experience AFTER the event! I can’t wait to share all the details! :O)