If you’re reading this, you’re already a part of what is going to change lives. You showing up means SO MUCH TO US.
THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE!
This idea was born less than a month ago. I had no idea how this would snowball into such a passion project…but it’s gone full speed ahead since and we’re taking you along for the ride. We are going to work very, very hard toward becoming a non-profit so we are able to provide so well for people who need it most… the people who are so often forgotten, the homeless. The voiceless and the invisible. What if I stepped in and shared their story and gave them the chance to have a voice and to be seen? And what’s going to happen when so many people realize how much they have in common with them? We are so much more alike than different.
Here’s a brief intro to let you know what our mission is and what we hope to provide.
MISSION: Our mission is to create CONNECTION and COMPASSION through story telling. We know story telling is powerful because of how we have shared about our family’s story with our community and how it’s affected lives positively and resonated with so many people. From my faith journey to losing a brother to addiction to Dave Ramsey and living the simple life, it all connects with people because stories do that. Story telling in incredibly powerful and we are feeling so compelled to use our story telling abilities to give those who don’t get to tell their story a platform to say this is who I am, this is my story.
I read a quote recently that said “homeless people become a part of the landscape” – regarding how we just literally walk by them like they’re an inanimate object. It broke my heart. I want them to be seen, the people who weren’t as fortunate to have a safety net to back them up when things got rough.
GIVING BACK: We have a few ways we plan to give back from in-person immediate need donations (shoes, socks, clothing, water, food) to making monetary and food/clothing/other donations to shelters and transitional housing that host people who are currently homeless. We’ll be traveling and collecting stories, giving these brave people a voice and place to share their story, and then providing something for them that they currently don’t have but need or would be so grateful for. This is starting small, but we DREAM of being able to provide money toward housing solutions one day. One step at a time, we will keep building this together…Mike, me and the person reading this right now. JUST BY SHOWING UP and spreading the word, you will give someone a better life…and we are thankful for that.
Because we want to do EVERYTHING officially and properly, we can’t accept donations at this time. We want to be able to, trust me! We are doing everything out of pocket right now. But the BEST WAY you can help now is spread the word! Here’s how below!:
Thank you for being a part of this mission with us, pals!
Together we can change the conversation about what homeless looks like.