from this day forward
"WE MAKE A LIVING BY WHAT WE GET, BUT WE MAKE A LIFE BY WHAT WE GIVE."
- WINSTON CHURCHILL
Starting in January 2021, I will be implementing the "From This Day Forward" project for every single wedding that books with me. If there is anything that 2020 has taught me, it's that we all need support.
So what the heck does all of this even mean????
YOU HAVE A CHANCE TO GIVE BACK
JUST BY SAYING "I DO."
Every year I will be picking three different non-profits that will benefit just from two people falling in love. Each couple that books a wedding through me will get to read up on these np's and choose which one they would like to benefit. THEN 8% of their total wedding package cost will be donated by me to their charity of choice.
It doesn't stop there! After their wedding, the couple will also get a little information on how to keep giving back in ways that align with everyone's financial situation so that you can support those around you 'from this day forward'.
2 0 2 1 non-profits
under the same tree
"Under the Same Tree is empowering families to create sustainable sources of income. In doing so, we are preventing the effects of extreme poverty, setting the next generation up for success, and empowering our entrepreneurs to become agents of change in their own communities. Our empowerment model is holistic, and promotes health emotionally, mentally, spiritually, financially, and physically."
"A movement of restoration working to reverse the negative trends of poverty and racism in the City of St Louis.
We do this by:
- Creating where there is nothing.
- Joining in with what is good.
- Healing where there is brokenness.
There are 35 distinct neighborhoods in North St Louis. Our strategy and approach is to focus on these one at a time. Our first area of change was the Vandeventor neighborhood and each year we continue to expand."
the 'I Do' project
Hey, this one is mine!!
Every year I pick one couple who I know would be blessed beyond reason if someone were to reach in and help them with their love story. When Jeff and I got married, we had so many friends who stepped in to serve us without us even having to ask.
I now make a point to do this in my business and provide one wedding per year completely free to a couple who, without asking, deserves a breath of grace. A lot of times this couple comes to me by word of mouth, and by donating to this fund - I use all extra money to tack things onto the photography package (ie. hair, makeup, etc.)