Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Help-Portrait Opportunity

I almost didn't post this because I arrived late to the game. But here's the deal: If you're a photographer, there's a great opportunity for you to give back to your community this Saturday, December 12th. Here's a quick jump to the official Help-Portrait website.

This Saturday, photographers are volunteering their time and talents to give free portraits to people who otherwise could not afford them. The homeless, the down-on-their-luck, displaced families, women of abuse, foster kids. You name it. Locations include: churches, nursing homes, homeless shelters, children's hospitals, and so on.

Currently, there are over 7,000 photographers signed up to volunteer at over 600 locations in 58 countries. Even our sparsely populated state of Montana has Help-Portrait locations in at least three cities, so far.

This project is for the disadvantaged among us, so it will not take any business away from hard-working portrait photographers. Volunteer photographers will get a chance to sharpen their skills -- and they might just make a difference in someone's life. Isn't that worth a few hours of your time?

Even if you're not a photographer, volunteers are needed to help out at many locations. And here's the kicker -- December 12th is the official day, but no one is going to stop you from doing this at any time, or even multiple times if you're up to the challenge. Are you up to it?

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