Our third year organizing family pictures for World Refugee Day was a huge success. We are so grateful to the photographers and other volunteers who came and donated their time and talents to provide beautiful images for these families. Also many thanks to our friends in the community who donated the necessary frames, photo paper and printers and ink to make this event so memorable. We could not have done it without your generosity! And thank you to International Rescue Committee for inviting us back for the third year in a row. It was an incredibly rewarding experience for everyone.
This year we were able to set up three stations for family pictures. We definitely have created an efficient system for providing images to as many families as possible. Each station had one to two photographers working to pose and capture the refugee families as they came through. Then these images were printed by our team of volunteers, carefully cropped and framed before being delivered to the family. Seeing the joy on their faces when they received their framed images was so heartwarming.
A representative from International Rescue Committee shared with us that during his frequent visits to refugee families in the area he often sees these family pictures hanging prominently in their homes. They are a treasured memory for them.
We will be collecting donations for frames, photo paper and printer ink year round so if you are able to support this amazing event please reach out. We are passionate about supporting worthwhile efforts to better our community and help those in need. Thank you again for the continue support that enables us to do so. Our community is truly amazing!