After months of fundraising and preparations, Aaron Grossman, our CEO, finally took to the stage last Saturday, Oct. 18 to compete in the Dancing for Kids charity event benefiting CASA for Kids.
Thanks to donations from our employees, clients and friends, Aaron took first place in the competition.
“I wanted to personally thank you for helping me through all of this,” Aaron told his campaign supporters. “I couldn’t of done this without you. Dancing is not one of my strengths and doing it in front of 250 people is a little scary. Knowing that I had all of you backing me gave me the courage to give it my all.”
What does Friends of CASA of Geauga County do to help kids?
There are thousands of kids that enter juvenile court as victims of abuse and neglect. CASA volunteers, or Court Appointed Special Advocates are volunteers who represent the “best interest” of a child when family problems such as substance abuse, mental health issues and domestic violence result in child abuse and neglect. Friends of CASA helps support victims of abuse and neglect by paying for necessities not afforded by them— things like summer camps, braces, athletic shoes and pool passes. Things that go a long way to making them feel less like victims and more like every other kid.