Recently I invited my little neighbor friends over some wear Love® fun. Who wants to jump on my bed? Plant some flowers? Sit in a bird bath? Eat some ice cream?? Five of the cutest, sweetest little girls arrived with buns and bows, put on their wear Love® t shirts and off they went. They jumped on the bed, wandered around the yard, held hands, planted flowers and sat together in my garden chair. They talked and laughed.. fully engaged and in the moment. Fun. Kind. Pure. It looked a lot like love.
Well, it’s true girls just “wanna” have fun. It’s also true they love surprises, so I spread a tablecloth and brought out a tray with ice cream cones set in tin cans, bright red flowers as our centerpiece and red and white polka dot napkins to wipe drippy faces. What happened next was priceless. Two year old Kadence (how cute is that!!) seeing the ice cream, put her hands to her face, eyes wide, gasped as if on cue, “OH MY GOODNESS”!! Surprised by love? You bet! Did she miss it? Not for a second.
Many times love shows up in a gentle hug, attending a hurt, a sweet assurance. Other times it is served up in the middle of an ordinary day, on a bright tray, in shiny bowls with all the toppings. And yes, it is just for you.. because that’s what love does…
Celebrate the moment. Love life. Love others. Wear Love®
Wear Love® would like to introduce you to a very talented young lady!! Toni Noe is an eighteen year old photographer who has been shooting some wear Love® photo’s for us! Despite all the snow, bare trees and cold temps, she has managed to coerce her adorable sister to sit on some railroad tracks and model a few of our newer items. Thank you Toni for sharing your talent with us!
We asked Toni to tell us a little about herself so here goes! Toni: “I’ve been growing where I was planted in a small town where the ladies at the post office know my first name and I can drive you through all of the backroads blind folded (although I wouldn’t do that to you). I’ve been photographing my life and everything in it since I was thirteen years old and two years ago it became a part time job. I bounce all around with my photos and I’m always ready for a new and different subject, constantly testing my skills and limits. I’ve recently been presented with the opportunity to be the photographer for Wear Love® and it’s definitely the best job I’ve had to date. The artistic freedom I’ve been given only drives my passion more and I look forward to all of my future adventures with the company.
Thanks for taking the time to check out my stuff and remember to constantly spread love, be love, and wear love.
After researching many charities and organizations, all of which do amazing work, we discovered an extraordinary attraction to RESTORE INTERNATIONAL.
Would you like to know how we found them?
We read a little New York Times best seller titled LOVE DOES (by Bob Goff), and here is a little glimpse of what captured our attention:
Restore International not only educates kids at the Restore Leadership Academy in Uganda but they train leaders thru action. Read their not so typical, awesome sponsorship model straight from the pages of LOVE DOES…
“we are asking these kids to ignore what’s typical too. We want them to be leaders thru action, not just in name. Sponsorship programs are common in developing countries. For $30.00 or so a month, it is not unusual for a child to have a sponsor in the United States to help with school fees. We got the kids together and told them how our sponsorship program was going to work. We gave our kids some seeds, they planted the seeds, they raised the crops, they sold the crops, and with the money, our kids from Restore Leadership Academy in Uganda sponsor a little skater kid in Oregon through The Mentoring Project, a fantastic organization out of Oregon that helps kids without dads. These Ugandan kids looked through the other end of the telescope and wanted to make sure that other kids could have the same input from mentors that they are getting!”
How cool is that?
Bob Goff is the founder and CEO of Restore International, a nonprofit organization fighting injustices committed against children. Restore’s mission is to make a difference on behalf of those who do not otherwise have a voice.
Restore International has worked with Uganda’s judiciary in more than two hundred cases to free children from wrongful imprisonment without trial. In 2007, The Restore Academy was started, a school in the war-torn region of Gulu, with a current enrollment of 220 students. In India, Restore has intervened to relieve minor girls from a life of forced prostitution, leading to the identification and arrest of over fifty perpetrators.
Bob Goff shares leadership in a Washington Law firm, Goff & DeWalt, and is admitted to practice in California and in Washington. He serves as Honorary Consul for the Republic of Uganda to the United States and is an adjunct professor at Pepperdine Law School (Malibu) and Point Loma Nazarene University (San Diego). LOVE DOES.
wear Love® is a for profit company. For every product sold we donate $3.00 to Restore International. Wear Love® donates $10.00 for every veteran t-shirt sold to The Adam Brown Legacy Foundation. Wear Love® donates shirts, time and other resources to help local and other various charities and organizations fundraise. If you would like more information please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
After several attempts to design a logo we LOVE we finally settled on this.. and we love it! Thanks to all of you who gave us feedback, it was greatly appreciated!! We hope the rest of you love it too!!
We designed our logo and capitalized the L in Love because God is love. Our logo has a tiny dot imbedded in the O too. It’s a mustard seed. The mustard seed is the smallest seed in the garden yet when planted becomes the biggest of all garden plants. God says “If you have faith the size of that little seed, nothing is impossible for you”.
It is a constant reminder to us! Faith is rooted in Love and Love changes everything!
Veteran’s Day is Monday, November 12, and we sure do have a heart for our Vets.
For every shirt that’s sold, we will donate $10.00 to the Adam Brown Legacy Foundation!
Head on over to our website to purchase yours today and wear Love for our vets!
More people have access to mobile phones than running water.
I don't think that this means we should just throw away our smart phones and other beloved technologies that have become part of our daily lives. But we need to embrace something: our world is becoming more and more mobile.
Now, if your iPhone, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, WHATEVER account has become more precious to you than air itself, then there's another issue on our hands.
Happy Halloween! Our favorite “treat” today is that we are featured by the fabulous Shannon at The Scribble Pad Blog! Shannon blogs about life in Washington, DC, her family, and her wonderful paper store with custom paper products. Don’t forget to check it out!