We have a lot of Showiteers in our community who are not only photographers, but also are constantly giving back to their communities in big ways. Jill Schwarzkopf with Realities Photography has one of the biggest hearts I've encountered while working with Showiteers. Read about how she began her non-profit, Sleep Tight Kids, and what you can do to help. Jill and Sleep Tight Kids are currently based in Asheville, North Carolina.
How long as your non-profit been in existence?
What is the mission of your non-profit?
Sleep Tight Kids donates bed-time related items for children, including blankets, toys and books, either directly to needy families or through parterships with other non-profit organizations supporting needy families, with a focus on families in Western North Carolina. The goal of the corportation is to promote feelings of hope and comfort in children as they lay their heads to rest each night.
What made you want to start your non-profit? Is there a story behind it?
I actually had a dream about it. I knew when I woke up, I would have to take action. I contacted a non-profit lawyer and became a 501(c)(3) within 2 months of having the dream. I have a passion for helping children. There are many needy families, going thru difficult times and sometimes unthinkable circumstances. It is our job to provide comfort and hope. These children need to know there is someone out there that really cares.
Are you a local non-profit, or are you nationwide? Are you looking to expand your reach to other areas?
I am looking to expand on a global level.
What can Showiteers do to help your cause?
The more people that donate and tell about the cause, the better. One of my goals is to have a STK Representative in every city. They could disperse the items to their local organizations in need.
Editor's Note: If you are local to North Carolina, be sure to check out the Events page if you are interested in helping or attending local benefits!
Visit Sleep Tight Kids HERE
Visit Realities Photography HERE
Submit your non-profit to Showiteer.com for our monthly feature HERE
Starting her career as an early education teacher, Wedding and Lifestyle Photographer, Quianna Marie, only dreamed about going full-time until she took the plunge three years ago. Through leading her San Jose Tuesdays Together chapter, countless styled shoots, and several workshops and conferences, not to mention her 12 years in the industry, Quianna has learned a […]
You have worked hard to get where you are! Let’s not only celebrate you, but share your story! Share your journey, tips, tricks, or all of it on how you were able to get your business up and running! It took not only hustle, but tons of inspiration to believe you can do it. Let’s share […]
Sage is a modern and clean design for the sophisticated photographer. This design includes: Lots of white space, and beautiful big home page hero photo to display your best work. Beautiful blog layout, with two options to showcase your most recent work. Website design by Joanna Moss View Sage View all designs by Joanna […]
Start Your Free Trial
Free for 14 days.
No credit card required.