I'm just average Becky who sleeps in old t-shirts and eats Honey Bunches of Oats for breakfast. My kids need me around all the time just in case they need something. I don't have the funds to start up any of my ideas. I don't have resources. How do you even start a charity or non-profit? Doesn't it require, like, lawyers or accountants or something? It's beyond me.
But, it's actually not. One day, about a week ago, I realized (in the shower because that's where all my good ideas come) that those are my excuses. But, what if I just did it? What if I just said forget all those reasons not to and just forged ahead? Would I overcome some of those obstacles? Would it possibly just work out? Yes. I believe so.
So, a few days after I finally gave myself permission to do something crazy (I wouldn't live any other way), my sister-in-law posed her own idea to me. "Becky, I've been wanting to start a charity that recycles donated gowns for girls from financially-struggling families to attend proms and other events." "Really?!" I exclaimed
So, without further ado, let me introduce our brainchild, Shine Utah.
We steal gowns from the rich and give to the poor. No, actually, we wait for you to donate and then we divvy them up. I am so excited! I've spent the past few days designing the logo (I'm a graphic designer), blog images, layout, setting up our Twitter account and Facebook page,
So, I hope you'll hop on over to visit us at Shine and please, oh please, follow us and spread the word to any fellow Utah-ites! (I actually think it's Utahns, but since I'm from Maryland,
Oh, and my sis-in-law, Natasha (partner in crime) wrote an awesome post about Shine here. You've gotta check this girl out. After reading, I'm sure you'll add her blog as a regular read.