Friday, February 11, 2011

Straw Heart Project

This has been a very unique few days. A great few days, definitely, but quite out of the ordinary.

Wednesday, if you said a prayer for me, it totally worked. Thank you! The whole day was filled with encouragement and what felt like purpose. It was so good. So good in fact, that I want to finally tell you some more about this whole "nonprofit business" idea I keep hinting at. Right now I haven't taken the steps to becoming a business - I'm just in the "let's do this and see how it goes" stage. Which is a very fun stage!

The name of the thing is Straw Heart Project. This is our logo.
Our purpose is raising money for families who are in the process of adopting. We're raising money through different creative projects, and that's basically it. Easy right? I'm starting small - one or two families at a time, doing what I can to help them bring their kids home. Creative projects can be anything from making necklaces to sell, to holding an art fair, to hosting a benefit concert. Lots of ideas in this ol' head of mine.
Several months ago, I had the opportunity to create coloring books, tote bags, and t-shirts for a family adopting three kids from Haiti. It stirred something up in side of me that I can't ignore. So now, here I am. Plowing forward with Straw Heart Project and doing my little part to bring families together. Because, for heaven's sake, why not?!
Also... if you're an artist, writer, photographer, graphic designer, musician, dancer, painter, or creative person of some sort and you want to be a part of Straw Heart Project, email me! I'll always be looking for creative people to help with new projects. And if you're a family who is in the process of adopting a child or children and you're looking for fundraising projects, shoot me an email at strawheartproject@gmail.com because I WANT TO HELP YOU!
God has paved the way big time for this little idea of mine, and I cannot wait to see what He does next. Again... thank you all for the prayers this week!

2 comments:

DTDorrin said...

What a wonderful, wonderful idea! Can't wait to see where you take this and to hear about the stories of families brought together by the Straw Heart Project!

Becky said...

Wow, Steph! This is so awesome. Would love to talk to you more about it and how I can help. Let's do coffee/tea or lunch soon.