To the person who was on the other end of the first phone call about Project 2:4,
You were there on day one, and every day after. You helped me turn a small idea into a nonprofit organization. Together, we designed the first Project 2:4 T-shirt, and every shirt after. Together, we spent hours coming up with new ideas to get this project off the ground (good and not so good). And together, we bought over 700 pairs of brand new shoes to give to those that live in poverty. We came up with at least 1,000 possible names that never fit. As a team, we met so many different people who believed in our vision, from store managers and youth pastors to graphic designers and news reporters. Over many cups of coffee, we designed a clothing line that would expand Project 2:4 in ways we never thought possible. We traveled internationally to put new shoes on the feet of little kids whose eyes' lit up because to them, those shoes were a symbol of our love for them. Along with many odd (really odd) strangers, we got trapped in a Walmart during a power outage while trying to buy supplies. And on the way to the one year anniversary of Project 2:4 banquet, you spilled the dessert in your backseat because you never listened every time I told you that you needed to slow down before you turned. Before I spoke on stage, you calmed me down. You were there for the trial runs and the mess ups, but you were also there to see everything fall into place.
I can't imagine anyone else better than you to have been by my side throughout this crazy journey.
Thank you Katie,