Covid-19 really sucks. Not only for those who have suffered from it's grip, but for the uncertainty it has brought upon our entire world. It is easy to sit and mope about all of the changes it brought. It's even ok to do so for a little bit. After a while though, moping won't help anything.
Mindlessly scrolling Facebook one afternoon, I saw that a photographer in Boston, Cara Soulia, started The Front Steps Project. Her mission was to document the essence of "social distancing", families being home together under one roof, and to memorialize this time in life that few here today have ever experienced. With her project, she requested families donate to a local cause.
When I saw this, I knew it was something I HAD to do. It was my way to fight for a little light and a lotta love in all of this craziness. Businesses were being shut down. People were being laid off left and right. Not to mention families that were already struggling. I needed to find a way to give and I wanted the money raised to stay local. I chose our local food shelf, Bountiful Basket, as the recipient.
I put the word out and my cozy, little hometown rose up to the challenge! Shortly after my post went live, I had over 30 families lined up for The Front Steps Project. In exchange for a quick front step photo shoot (from weeeeellll over 6 feet away...gotta stay safe!), families promised to make a donation to Bountiful Basket. In one day, we raised well over $825 dollars and I still have more families and stops to go. Carver....you are AMAZING! I am proud to raise my family here.
Thanks so much to these amazing families for participating....