Meet the Pasions, one of the most warm-hearted, generous families I know. Example. For his 10th birthday, their son had a “philanthropy” themed party and asked for donations to Ethiopian Orphan Relief , a nonprofit his mother runs, instead of gifts. Hello? The world needs more Pasions.
They wanted a few holiday card photos, but as per me, the life moments in between are what I love the most.
$19,000 raised. In 5 minutes. By 190 generous souls. Enough to feed 100 young girls for 500 days at Children’s Heaven, an organization located in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, that supports girls who have lost one or both parents to HIV/AIDS.
And by the end of the night, Ethiopian Orphan Relief, an non-profit founded by adoptive parents who wanted to give back to the orphanages and country their children came from, had raised almost $67,000 thanks to an incredible bounty of family, friends and strangers.
I am so fortunate to be forever connected with the people of Ethiopia as well as this inspiring community of adoptive families.
And so fortunate to document such selfless giving.