I recently became aware of an incredible humanitarian project that I wanted to share with all of you. The Fifty Nifty project was the brainchild of Jonny and Michelle Hoffner, a husband + wife photography team, by the name of Paper Antler. Their goal is to photograph 50 weddings, in 50 states, within 50 weeks, and raise $50,000 to support victims of human trafficking. If you are getting married in 2012…. you, too, can participate! Please watch the below video or visit their website to learn more about the project.
All funds raised will be given to She Dances, a non-profit organization, whose mission is to provide holistic restoration for young girls who have been trafficked and sexually exploited. She Dances recently opened a safe home in Tegucigalpa, Honduras where young girls are now experiencing freedom and healing. The $50,000 raised will go entirely to sustaining the home in Honduras for one year or will allow She Dances to open a new safe home in another place of need.
$1,000 will be deducted from every wedding photography package and donated directly to She Dances from the couple, so as to personally connect them with the work being done to fight human trafficking. Equally important, it will mobilize a nationwide collaboration and campaign to help those who are being exploited, through the raising of funds and awareness.
Below are the dates they already have booked for 2012. If you don’t see your date listed, that means they are available and waiting with open arms. All you need to do is give them a jingle (612.568.7480) or send them a piece of electronic mail to get the ball rolling.