Saturday, November 26, 2011

Charity for Holiday Party

A few years ago we moved away from the cheap grab bag gift exchange to donating to a charity and we have never looked back. It is a small something that the club can do for others. If you want to participate please bring an unwrapped gift to our Holiday party, or a check made out to Child FIRST.

Child FIRST is a program that started in Bridgeport and is now statewide, focusing on working with families with children ages birth to six.  It is a home-based early intervention service which works with the most vulnerable young children in families experiencing poverty, maternal depression, domestic violence, substance abuse and homelessness.  Many of the children suffer from developmental delays, emotional and behavioral problems, and past abuse/neglect.

Child FIRST is seeking donations of toys, books or gift cards to make this year's holiday brighter.  Please consider getting toys geared to children from 2-6. 

Perhaps next year we can participate with this group photographically. I have talked about HELP Portrait for a couple of years...It would be wonderful if we could organize something to help Child FIRST.

HELP-PORTRAIT IS A GLOBAL MOVEMENT OF PHOTOGRAPHERS USING THEIR TIME, GEAR AND EXPERTISE TO GIVE BACK TO THOSE IN NEED.


Founded by Celebrity Photographer Jeremy Cowart, Help-Portrait is a community of photographers coming together across the world to use their photography skills to give back to their local community.

In December, photographers around the world will be grabbing their cameras, finding people in need and taking their picture. When the prints are ready, the photographs get delivered.

Yep. It really is that easy.

This is about GIVING the pictures, not taking them. These portraits are not for your portfolio, website, or for sale. Money isn’t involved here. This holiday season, you have the chance to give a family something they may have never had before—a portrait together.

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