Published January 10, 2013
We’re highlighting small businesses from around the country as nominated by you, our readers. If your favorite small business is using Twitter to communicate with customers, let us know about it @fbsmallbiz with the hashtag #mysbc, and it may be featured as an upcoming Small Business Spotlight.
Small Business Spotlight: Fotolanthropy
Who: Katie Jenkins Norris, founder
What: A non-profit organization comprised of photographers and filmmakers working to capture true stories of families or individuals that have faced hard times.
Where: Dallas, Texas
How: The nonprofit is funded by Jenkins Norris’ product, Fotostrap, a made-in-America genuine leather photo strap. Fifteen percent of all Fotostrap profits are donated to funding Fotolanthropy. She got the idea to start the company after receiving a call from a mother seeking portraits of her son, before he began treatment for his brain tumor.
Stories are nominated from across the country to Fotolanthropy’s site each day.
“We capture inspiring true stories. These kinds of stories tend to come from people that have faced hard times,” Jenkins Norris said. “We have worked with stories of adoption, cancer, natural disaster, infertility, special needs and even war heroes.”
Quote from the owner: “We are doing well, and are just so happy to bring people unique stories.”