Trying to find joy during a stressful time is always hard. But there are ways.
A few weeks ago, I posted about a pro bono project I was working on for a shelter for troubled kids here. I completed the project and was concerned because I had not heard back from the client concerning receipt of the finished logos for about a week. Turns out his wife had to go in for an emergency c-section and their newborn son was in NICU.
He apologized for the delay, but when I found out the reason, I congratulated him heartily and wished the family well. The baby was in NICU because he had arrived early, and they just wanted to make sure he was all right. Mother and baby are doing well and should be home soon.
With permission from the organization, here are the finished logos, along with some of the explorations. You can find out more about Hearts With a Missionhere.
I’m very excited. I just sent off the first draft of a Pro Bono logo design project to my non-profit clients. I sent several versions of the vertical version and the horizontal version of their special edition logo, to commemorate their 5th anniversary.
They are a youth shelter based in Oregon, serving “homeless and at-risk youth by providing shelter, educational support, mentoring and transition planning with a faith-based approach.” They collaborated with another faith-based youth group to build a community center across the street from the shelter.
I will reveal the name of the organization and the chosen logo after their big ceremony in December.
I had a little time on my hands (see my post about freelancing here) so I decided to put it to good use. I have always enjoyed volunteer work, especially with or for kids. I’m not particularly faith oriented, but I don’t disdain it either. All I care about is people who care.
I can’t wait to finish the logo for them and see it in use, and feel a sense of pride in helping them carry on their good work.
What volunteering have you done lately? Tell me in the comments!