CANADIAN COUNTY CASA VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT

Keith Leimbach - "It is not hard; it is rewarding and anybody can do it if you have a caring heart."

When did you say “yes” to becoming a CASA?  About 5 years ago.

Why are you a part of CASA’s volunteer team?  A way to give back to the community.

Do you have a favorite memory from volunteering?  Any time a family is reunified when its the right thing to do.

What age of children do you work with and why did you choose that age?  Various,  have not chosen an age, but I probably lean towards 9 or older.

What is one thing that would surprise someone to learn about you?  That I was a DJ on radio stations for my first career.

What are your hobbies/interests/fav sports team? Favorite interests -  My grandkids, I pick them up, mess around a while, and take them back home. Favorite teams – St. Louis Cardinals, St. Louis Blues, and Pittsburgh Steelers.

If you are married, how long have you been married? 38 years, to the same woman. Do you have children or grandchildren? 3 girls 2 son-in-laws, 3 grandchildren 2 boys one girl. Pets? 3 dogs 1 cat and a grumpy goat.

Are you involved in any other volunteer roles you want to share with us?  I do mobile meals weekly.  Also with my church we are in the process of getting a Comfort dog that we will be able to use in the community.

Why would you invite others to volunteer within our program?  It is not hard; it is rewarding and anybody can do it if you have a caring heart.

Do you have an interesting or encouraging CASA experience to share?  Just my own growth, understanding what some of the root causes are of a messed up family, and how with encouragement and the right programs families can be turned around.

Do you have a favorite quote you want to share?  The only thing you have to fear is fear itself.

 

 

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