I’ve always been a dreamer. I dream of far off places, homes I want to live in, gatherings I want to throw, goals I want to achieve, changes I want to create. In the past, I used to talk about them a lot more. But that often left me feeling rather silly, when those dreams I talked about so determinedly no longer felt like dreams I wanted to pursue, or they just never came to fruition. So I’ve been trying hard to practice actions over words and having results over dreams. All this just to say, I’m breaking my rule to tell you a little something we’re dreaming up for GIVE. And the reason I want to tell you first is because we’d love to have your help + input.
We’re going to be launching a print shop, but with a few fun twist. First, the primary reason for launching it is to support our GIVE initiatives. We wanted a way to give back outside of posts, features and, eventually, events, and we always have people asking if they can buy our photos, so we figured why not sell prints where a portion of the proceeds goes back to a charity? We’ll be looking to produce one shoot a quarter, based around a theme, and then selecting a different charity to donate to for each shoot. Which is where you come in. We’d love to hear suggestions for charities you think we should donate to and organizations that are in need. There are so many worthy causes out there, it’s sometimes hard to weed through them all, so we’d love your help. Plus, if we select one of your suggestions, there may or may not be a little gift for you, as well ;)
While we’ll be gearing up to launch this photography project in the 2nd quarter, this post won’t be going anywhere, so feel free to come back and add names of charities or organizations you may think of at any time.
Thank you in advance for your suggestions + ideas. Thank you for reading. Thank you for supporting our photography. Thank you for supporting our dreams. Thank you for supporting our efforts to make a change in the world.