I am you, just someone wanting to give back and ‘pay it forward’ in this world by being a humanitarian and philanthropist. I have committed myself to helping others obtain the basic human rights of clean water, clothing, shoes, shelter, and faith.
I am also a wife, mother, daughter, niece, and best friend.
Born in raised in Dayton, Ohio, I married my high school sweetheart, who was my first boyfriend from 7th grade, and went on to have 6 amazing kiddos. Tough at first of course, but we tried and failed and tried again in life. We were blessed when we started a cleaning service that has continued to operate since 1997. I also had the opportunity to teach dance from 1993-2012, choreographing for Citrus Bowl Half Time Shows, Fiesta Bowl, and the Orange Bowl, own and operate a dance school, and serve as an adjudicator for a national dance competition circuit.
In 2011, we as a family decided it was time for a change. After a visit to the “deep South”, we sold the dance company, our home, everything we owned and moved to Savannah, GA – pure heaven after the cold winters of Ohio!
In 2016 our oldest daughter was heading off to college, and to be closer to her we moved the family to Atlanta, GA. We are blessed that all of us agreed we didn’t want to be too far away from each other!
I am also a woman who felt the calling and need to do something more: my family and I have always donated to and participated in causes we believed in, but we felt it was time to take it up a notch.
So, when I asked myself what I could do, this was the answer. Use both the web and social media to my advantage by sharing my experiences, blogging about my life and loves, and putting it ‘out there’ to see if others felt the same and wanted to help those in need.
That is how Refuse To Do Nothing was born. 100% of every single donation goes exactly to the charity, no exceptions.
Have a cause that’s near-and-dear to your heart that you’d like to see us be a part of? Contact me below! Any and all feedback – both good and bad – is welcome!