So that, up there, is me. Just in case there needed to be clarifying ;)
I am currently fundraising to join Lightify on a trip to the Philippines to campaign for Bring me Hope (both are Christian organizations that are not discriminatory in whom they work alongside based on religious beliefs). Okay now that I've stuffed in a bunch of names of organizations you probably don't know with links attached (I added one to the Philippines wiki just for the heck of it, why not?!), let me tell you more about them!
Lightify is this legit non-profit organization that gathers together artists to team up with various organizations and individuals to bring light to injustices in the world and to inspire people to action. This time, they are teaming up with Bring Me Hope, an organization with the goal of bringing love, encouragement, and provision to Filipino orphans (approximately 1.8 million orphans and about 150 million children living on the streets of the Philippines).
My goal is to use whatever photography and social and loving-on-people skills I have to assist in bringing attention to the needs of these kids. I love photography/film, I love meeting and befriending a variety of people, and I [insert exploding, throat-choking excitement feeling] the difficulties and adventures found in traveling in and learning about new people and places. I desire, more than anything, to inspire people to love people, and not just as in feel, but to actively take part in selflessly loving others wherever there is a need, wherever you or I am. This is something I feel God has called me to do.
If you feel like this is an endeavor you would like to support financially, please donate by clicking the little black button below this. Indeed, I need funds. It would be very much appreciated! If you have any questions, or just want to say hi (or bonjour! oooor salutations!), feel free to shoot me a message via my contact page.
*Scroll over the pie chart to see dollar amounts.