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#GivingTuesday - Toys for Tots

I'm so excited to start this new blog series.  Not only does it shine light into several wonderful organizations, but it also brings kindness to a time when we all need to be reminded of caring people in this world. 

Jennifer with J. Woodbery Photography is celebrating her 4th anniversary donating new, unwrapped toys to Toys for Tots. She offers a $25 mini session for all of her past (and current) brides and grooms in exchange for a donated toy.  They get a gallery of 10+ images, fully edited plus two digital files with print release. 

Each year the mini sessions are held the weekend after Thanksgiving, so contact her today if you want a spot on the calendar!  Her cell is 205-370-8107.

"I mainly started doing it as a way to do something nice for my couples but also to give to children in need for the holidays. Growing up, Christmas was always a big deal at our house, and I wish the same for these kids receiving the toys. It's such a gratifying experience and everyone involved loves it." - Jennifer

I think this is an awesome way of using your talent to bless others!  Plus I love that she was able to get her kids involved too! 

Main Street Productions will become Cinepear in January 2016.

#GivingTuesday - let's get started

If you have ever had a conversation with me for any extended length of time, you were bound to experience some of my passion for the hashtag, #GivingTuesday.  You see that particular hashtag only "trends" once a year - the Tuesday after Thanksgiving.  Because November (the thankful month) is the only time of the year that people reaching out to others is a popular topic.  I feel that people are more giving of their time, talents and money during this season.  But what about the rest of the year?  The hungry still get hungry in January! I would love to see #GivingTuesday to trend each week - wouldn't that be awesome! If Jimmy Fallon can do it for his crazy hashtags, we should be able as well!!!

I really think that when a need is in front of someone, that others will step up.  But we all get busy, don't we?  We get so caught up in our day to day life that we forget about the countless others in the world that might need a little something extra.  

Even though this blog post is being composed in the month that everyone remembers to give, I still want to go ahead with my plan.  (My ideal month would be February or June or some other time when people are less likely to give.)  My plan is to highlight Birmingham wedding vendors that I know are using their talent to serve others.  I brainstormed for about 5 minutes and came up with 10 people off the top of my head.  I'm sure there are others.  A lot of these people don't directly advertise their giving nature, so finding them is hard. Please feel free to suggest to me if you know of someone that is going above and beyond! I would love to showcase their mission to increase awareness for everyone!  I can't wait for this challenge!!!!