Almost 2 years ago I helped with a nation wide shoe drive for Dando Amor… It was a huge task! I had schools collecting unwanted shoes across the city of Tampa and ended up with almost 4,000 pairs to add to the final tally (nearly 100,000 collected altogether). While picking up a car load of shoes at a local school I met a lovely teacher with a recently engaged daughter, whom also had a heart for Africa. We swapped information and not a week later Jamie and I were sipping coffee with her finance, Robbie, and we were selected as their wedding photographers.
Never in my wildest dreams would I have expected:
1…. Collecting unwanted shoes would lead me to one of my most cherished client/friendships in personal business history.
2. … the following summer she would also end up collecting shoes and sitting on the plane next to me heading to West Africa.
There is great opportunity for Brides and Vendors to join forces for good… Take a moment to look around and see the needs you could fulfill with your wedding partnerships and shared passions, a little giving goes a long way.