Featured Charity | Red Thread Sessions

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From Red Thread Sessions:

Red Thread Sessions celebrates adoptions by bringing together adoptive families and professional photographers from across the United States. A group of volunteer photographers have enthusiastically agreed to donate their time & talent to adoptive families so that they can receive the gift of professional photography.

Charity Details

Status: Active
Founder(s): Nicole Bradley, Nicole Chryst, Jenna Stoll and Amy Leigh

Help-Portrait 2011 is tomorrow — Dec. 10th!

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San Francisco Help-Portrait Team 2010 (photo credit: Marcell Puzsar)

Has it really been a year since our last Help-Portrait day? I can hardly believe it. Also hard to believe: we had one great event in San Francisco last year, and this time around… we have FIVE planned — with the potential to give portraits to almost 1,000 people in need around the Bay Area. How awesome is that?

If you’re not yet signed up to volunteer, no worries… you can still join in the fun. Check the H-P community site, find the community group nearest you (Help-Portrait has events worldwide), and see if there are any last minute needs — there probably are.  I know we still have some empty slots at several of our SF events.

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Featured Charity | Shoots for a Cure

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From Shoots for a Cure:

Shoots for a Cure, formerly known as Think Pink Photography, is a charitable organization that serves two main purposes — celebrating life and supporting the cause.

Celebrating Life — Through our professional photographer network, we are helping cancer patients to celebrate life with charitable photography sessions. Sessions are available to document the fight before or during treatment or to celebrate the victory when treatment is completed.

Supporting the Cause — A portion of all funds generated through donations and various fundraising efforts are paid directly to The American Cancer Society, the Susan G Komen Foundation, in our name, or used 100% for marketing and awareness of our program; we are not for profit.

Charity Details

Status: Active
Founder(s): Kim Townsend

The Unexpected Pit Bull — 2012 Calendar With HeARTs Speak

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The Unexpected Pit Bull — 2012 calendar

HeARTs Speak‘s first collaborative effort with The Unexpected Pit Bull, an amazing 2012 calendar, is now available for pre-order!

The Unexpected Pit Bull (TUPB) is a not-for-profit organization that creates, markets, and sells merchandise celebrating pit bull dogs. They donate 100% of their net profits to pit bull rescue, education, and advocacy organizations in need of support.

Since 2004, their unique and professionally photographed calendar has celebrated the pit bull love, energy, and spirit. This year, for the first time, TUPB calendar is collaborating with HeARTs Speak, an organization made up of an international community of artists working to improve the lives of animals in need. Their members have contributed the photographs that grace TUPB calendar pages this year, creating an energy you will love.

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Lens on Life

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Totally diggin’ Lens on Life — a nonprofit org that has partnered with schools and organizations around the globe to host programs led by volunteer photographers.

Their first program, led by Stephanie C. Roberts and Jen Lemen, takes them to the Koseli School — a center for slum and street children in Kathmandu, Nepal. There they will be teaching students (age 10 and up) the art of photography using donated iPhones.
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