This is a guest post from Samuel Webb.
I have always had a zeal for service. The feeling I get when helping someone else is inexpressible. I have had many opportunities to serve others throughout my life. I spent two years on a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints or “Mormon” church serving the people of Canada. I spent time in South America with my sister rebuilding a school, building gardens so the special needs children could grow fresh produce to raise money, and passing out school supplies and hygiene kits we took with us.
My other passion is fashion, so when I started nooseneckwear.com I knew I wanted to incorporate some sort of service into my business. At nooseneckwear.com we sell a variety of different neckties. Knowing young men who serve missions wear ties every day, and I sell ties, naturally this was the place to start paying it forward.
An LDS mission is a voluntary service in which the individual missionary pays their own way. They can be called to any part of the world, learning new languages and adapting to new cultures. Young men, age 18 and older, spend 2 years serving and young women, 19 years and older, spend 18 months serving God and the people of the area to which they are called.
Having served and paid for a mission I knew the financial impact it had on me and I realized I wanted to help those who have the same desire I did to serve. Many of these people come from circumstances where paying for something like this isn’t possible. The General Missionary Fund for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints helps subsidize the cost. Each year the general missionary fund helps more than 22,000 individuals from 120 countries pay for a portion of their mission expenses. As part of our desire to help out, we decided that we would donate a portion of every sale to this fund. By so doing these young men and women get the opportunity to serve, and help others all around the world. You can learn more about this fund at www.ldsphilanthropies.org/missionary You can also get a great looking tie and know that a portion of the sale will go to this great cause at www.nooseneckwear.com