As we move into the holiday season, I thought it would be a great time to talk about a group that I have supported over the years and specifically last weekend as I continued my support of Make-A-With through my photography. My dear friend Beth Torres is the President and CEO of Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee and it is through her that I have learned about all the good work that this organization is doing.
Every January they hold a wonderful event, Stars for Wishes, and part of the evening includes a silent auction. This past January I offered a family photography session as an auction item. Lucky for me, the Enderle family, booked their session for this fall. We had a beautiful day and it was a bonus for me that I got to photograph the high school sisters (my favorite age!) and their two adorable doodles. I mean, doodles are my favorite since I have one of my own! I couldn’t have asked for a nicer family to photograph!
The Enderle family supported Make-A-Wish by attending the event and purchasing my photo session. Because of people like them, the Stars for Wishes event raised $314,000 in 2018 to create and fulfill life-changing wishes for kids with critical illnesses. In fact, since 2000, Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee has granted more than 1500 wishes to children in our region.
It isn’t always possible to sit on a board or a planning committee to help an organization. I loved that I could donate my time to do just a LITTLE part in supporting the event – by doing what I love – photography! This holiday season I challenge everyone to give a little extra – whether it is of your time, a donation, volunteering – just do something that can help others.
Make-A-Wish could always use your support! Find out how at http://middletennessee.wish.org/.