Today is my birthday and I took the day off of work to spend some time with my mom and sister. When I came home I did something I don't normally do ~ I watched Oprah. Sometimes I think things happen for a reason ~ I had been wanting to post something for my birthday like a sitting fee special but after watching the show today which was about donating and giving ~ I decided that what I would do is donate $33.00 of every sitting fee from shoots I have in the month of September to an organization ~ I have heard about these organizations before, the organizations that give loans to women in other countries so that they can develop a business in order to support their families. So since I have been lucky enough to start and grow my photography business so much in the past 2 years I figured that would be the perfect place for me to try to give a little back~
The website for that organization is www.kiva.org
It looks like the site is experiencing some issues after being featured on Oprah, but as soon as it is set back up I will be signing up to donate.
There was also a girl on the show that is raising money to help children fighting Aids in Africa ~ She has a goal to raise $1,000,000.00 ~ I cannot find her information yet, but would love to donate to her to so if and when I find her info I will also post it here!!
Have a great Day!! :)