Most of us talk about doing nice things for others, but hardly ever get a chance to between working and everything else we encounter on a daily basis as humans.
With that in mind, Christy Pelland makes zero excuses and has made these aspirations a lifestyle. Not only is she a fabulous mom, wife, friend, business owner, but she is a CLASS ACT HUMANITARIAN. She is constantly thinking of ways to incorporate her talents of art and photgraphy into ideas and events for others.
The drive Christy has to "do good" in this world is infectious. Christy wakes up in the morning thinking about other people, whether it is playing with her daughter, leaving little cute notes around the house for her hubby, engaging in a new opportunity for her photography, participating in a PLU Alumni Event, spending time with her neice and being an extraordinary role model for her, visiting her grandparents, or throwing together an extravagant baby shower, birthday or monday night dinner for her friends. I don't think the thought "me" crosses her mind once a day.
She recently put together a "Stand-Out" Prom Contest where a high school age girl was recognized for hard work and academic and personal success. The contest was primarily for someone who may have put the tru celebration of Sr. Prom and graduation on the back burner due to the time consuming tasks of applying for colleges, scholarships, and other extra curriculars. The winner received a full salon day at Chemel Salon in Tacoma to get ready for Prom, followed by photography done by Christy, flowers, and even an event team hosting her grad party! Wowzers...what a cool contest! All put on by Christy. Next week she has us volunteering at the Special Olympics, her annual summer party will benefit a selected charity.
Her list goes on and on. The bottom line is that for once she needs to be recognized!