Commerce Township Dancers raise money to help the homeless with Oakland County Lighthouse


The dancers of Studio A take the stage and intervene to help the homeless.

“Just thinking how hard it would be and how lucky we are, we’re grateful to have each other and wanted to support those who didn’t have that,” said senior dancer Cami Krugel.

Commerce Township dancers practice for their 20th annual charity show. This year, the senior dancers chose to donate goods and proceeds from the event to Lighthouse, an Oakland County organization dedicated to providing housing, food and emergency services to homeless families.

The average age of a homeless person in Oakland County is just 7 years old.

“It always makes me super sad and upset, but I still want to do something about it, and this charity show is always the best time to do something about it,” said Studio A dancer Katie Hodge.

“They were really keen on doing something to help kids their age and also mental health, with the state of the world,” said Studio A manager Stacy Bonn. “And they were just so passionate about the looking for something local.”

Bonn says the girls were also passionate about hand-picking many of the wish list items they bought – from necessities like jackets, pillows and snacks, to school, supplies and to electronics for homeless students in Oakland County. They even managed to pick out a few fun things for the kids.

“I just hope that a lot of smiles will walk around everyone’s faces and that everyone will light up when they see the goods that we have provided for them and that people care and are there,” said said Hodge.

The charity show is scheduled for Sunday, but due to Covid they have had to limit seating, but that won’t stop the dancers, aged 7-18, from dancing their hearts out, for a cause to which They are linked.

“Just being able to do what we love and making a difference doing it is so special and something we look forward to every year,” Brugel said.

“It’s just a great experience for kids to experience what it’s like to give back,” Bonn said.

If you want to help their cause, go to Lighthouse website HERE.


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