Bucks County based nonprofit, Friends MATTer, has partnered with Doylestown coffee house, The Zen Den, and Bucks band SlideWinder Blues Band, for a fundraiser Sober Concert at 6:30 p.m. April 19, at the Zen Den.
“Friends MATTer is excited to offer a sober platform for great entertainment where people of all ages are welcome. This event is to raise funds for a wonderful charity focused on providing a strong and stable support network to keep people engaged in their recovery process after rehab,” said Andrea de la Flor, president, Friends MATTer.
“In collaboration with our friends and families in recovery, we are developing several similar programs that we will refine and expand in the coming year. We thank the Zen Den and SlideWinder Blues Band for recognizing how important it is for the community to work together on providing more of these opportunities for people to gather in recovery-friendly environments.”
There will be raffles with many prizes donated by local businesses. A door donation of $5 per person (12 and under are free) is suggested but not mandatory for entry. The event is one of approximately 100 meetings and events taking place between April 6 and April 29 as part of the third annual Bucks County “Blitz” with the goal of heightening awareness to address addiction.
Friends MATTer was founded in Bucks County, as a Pennsylvania registered nonprofit under federal tax guidelines, after the 2016 relapse Fentanyl overdose of New Hope resident Matthew R. Daniels II.
Friends MATTer supports the vision for a minimum standard of five years of monitoring and treatment for all people recovering from substance use disorders. The organization is mobilizing individual and community resources to identify, connect, and strengthen a lasting support network for friends and families on their path to recovery.
Contact Friends MATTer at 877-603-7436 or Info@FriendsMATTer.org
, or visit FriendsMATTer.org
. A full listing of the Bucks County Blitz events can be found at buckscountyblitz.org