Night To Shine Volunteers Needed
Thu, Jan 18 9:32am

Hello PFA Families,

I am sending out a reminder regarding an amazing volunteer event in which you and your family can participate. Night to Shine is a global event sponsored by theTim Tebow Foundation. It is a prom experience for adults with special needs. You don't need experience just a heart to love, the ability to laugh, and the willingness to be the hands and feet of Christ to this often overlooked people group.

It is coming up very soon, February 9, and they still need volunteers for many different activities. You can help with food service, parking, check in, and cheering the guests on the red carpet, and other activities. The red carpet is a great place for families to serve together.

Tim Tebow shares the vision in the following clip.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xl8Wqz25cRo

The greatest need right now is people to be "Buddies" to the Honored Guest. You must be 16 or older, but no experience is needed. There is training to get you ready.

Go to https://www.nighttoshinesiliconvalley.com, for more information and sign up.

One of our own PFA moms volunteered last year, and she was so blessed she wanted to share her experience with you.

Night to Shine is an amazing volunteer organization, and they need more buddies for their “honored guests”. I was a first time buddy last year and had a great time. I basically danced for 3 hours, took pictures, helped my buddy get a pizza meal, and escorted my honored guest around the property which was setup like a prom. My honored guest could answer yes/no questions. He was able to point to what food he wanted on the menu. He basically held my hand all night long (his security blanket). We took pictures with mascots (Moo-Chicken), special prom pictures and we danced A LOT! They decorated the gym like a full prom, had a DJ, drinks, food, karaoke room, tons of decorations, red carpet, and lots of balloons. A huge festive party. They are considerate in the pairing they make between buddy and guest, so you don’t have to worry. You are basically a smiling face that helps them navigate the event, and takes them to different areas and enjoys the evening with them. There is a 2 hour training where they will tell you all about the evening, how to engage with your honored guest, polite language for honored guests, and answering questions.  Eileen Brown