Don’t miss a BRAND NEW episode of The Women’s Eye podcast with Catherine Anaya as I talk with Monique Porras, founder of the Kempington Group, and human resources VP Latasha Causey, two dynamic women and well-known Arizona business and community leaders. They have collaborated to create socks! Not just any socks.
They’ve designed and released socks that capture their love for helping the community in a unique and innovative way.
The bold and colorful socks tell the story about, and benefit, two Phoenix nonprofits that Monique and Latasha are very passionate about.
“We’ve learned way more about socks than I think we ever thought we would…it was fun coming up with ideas but it’s a lot of design work which was all new to us and we learned a lot,” says Monique.
After meeting with many nonprofits and going through a complete vetting process, Monique and Latasha chose UMOM, which helps an entire homeless family stay in transitional housing.
“That organization is very important to us because it’s a collective effort of trying to bring the community back together and rebuild,” says Latasha.
Child Crisis Arizona is another organization they collaborated with which supports children in the foster care system who become homeless.
They’ll talk about those organizations; why they chose them; how the socks represent a unique way to raise awareness for the nonprofit world; and the labor of love that went into bringing their creativity to fruition.
Here are some of their tips on what you can do to support your community’s non-profits:
1. Find out what organizations are in your city and their needs.
2. Understand the story behind them so that you can partner.
3. Think about collaboration and what you can bring to the table.
For more information about Monique Porras and Latasha Causey:
Twitter: Monique Porras/@dcmoni
Mic’d Up with Monique & Latasha – podcast series
Don’t miss this fun and inspiring conversation on the next episode of The Women’s Eye podcast.