Being a business owner means that you are a part of the community.  It also means that you have an opportunity to contribute to the well-being of that community.

As a portrait photographer, I've volunteered with a number of organisations, including:

HeartsApart.org
CAREing Paws
Forsyth County Animal Shelter
Waikato SPCA
SPCA Hastings & Districts
 

I know how a good photo of a shelter animal can help them to be adopted more quickly and so I continue to give my time and skill to shelters.  Because animal welfare is important to me, in addition to photographing animals up for adoption at the SPCA Hastings & Districts as well as their fundraising calendar, I donate a portion of my net profit to them.

a percentage of the net profit from each session goes to
the SPCA Hastings & Districts