BENEFITING: PICTURES OF HOPE
Click Here for my Pictures of Hope feature in the Detroit News.
The numbers of homeless children in the US are the highest in our history, 2.5 million. One out of thirty children are homeless. The mission of Pictures of Hope is to change lives, one life at a time. We show each child there is hope and they are not forgotten. Pictures of Hope touches the soul of each child we meet.
Through photography children share their innermost feelings. The opportunity to reveal their dreams in photographs shows each child how much their dreams MATTER!
Their hopes and dreams captured in quiet moments tell a story that few adults can imagine. "When you show children that you care about what they dream for in life, perhaps a child who never felt he or she had self worth, now will," says Linda Solomon.
Linda presents a photo tutorial to the children at each shelter. At the conclusion of the tutorial, the children are surprised with digital cameras, a gift they keep forever, and given their first photo assignment as young photojournalists. The kids are mentored by noted community leaders and devoted caring people in each city .
Each child has a Picture of Hope card showcasing one of their photographs. All the children in each city celebrate with their mentors at the "Meet The Young Artist" receptions when the Pictures of Hope cards are launched. It's a special day no one will ever forget.
ALL 100 % of the proceeds of the Pictures of Hope cards benefit each shelter.
Pictures of Hope has helped children and youth living in shelters in 48 cities and our mission is to help MORE children and teens know their dreams MATTER !!!
- NBC Nightly News - Dec 29, 2015 “MAKING A DIFFERENCE”
- One Woman Is Helping Children in Shelters Realize Their Dreams with a Camera Lens: People.com
- “Pictures of Hope” featured nationally on The Meredith Vieira Show
- “Pictures of Hope” Helps Kids Achieve Their Dreams – Meredith Vieira
Pictures of Hope was selected by NBC NIGHTLY NEWS for the prestigious MAKING A DIFFERENCE HONOR.
Pictures of Hope is a 501 C3