It's that time of year. When we all start looking back and getting thankful for all the things we have and the people in our lives. Then, right after all the warm fuzzy feelings, we turn around and spend all our money trying to show those people how much we love them with gifts.
Last year, our concept of thankfulness got shaken. It's not that we went to Kenya and suddenly became enlightened and worldly people (we don't like cliches anyway). It's more that we came to realize the true power of $1. Or $5. Or $100. I always knew that things like eduKenya existed. Heck, we knew about eduKenya before they existed. But it took us going there to realize how much good they were doing in SO many lives and how big of a struggle it was for them to get even the smallest things to help.
Look, we get it. There are tons of organizations out there doing great things. There's lots of ways that you can help lots of people. We've spent the last 18 months trying to think of creative ways to support eduKenya and use our many photography networks. Finally, an idea was born...
Last week, we opened The Giving Gallery. It's a place where photographers can donate their images and people can buy beautiful prints for LESS than they can get them elsewhere. This is top-quality photography from some of the best (and most generous) photographers in the world. You (or your loved ones) can have these images adorning your walls this Christmas. And best of all, every dollar of proceeds from The Giving Gallery goes directly to eduKenya. So, please go check out The Giving Gallery and buy a few things for some loved ones. There's no better Christmas gift than something beautiful from a great artist, while knowing that you're also helping children live and learn.
We will leave you with two challenges this holiday weekend:
1. Take 1 hour and watch this eduKenya documentary with your family.
2. Look for bare walls in the houses of your loved ones and consider filling them with The Giving Gallery.