Help Portrait: Washington DC
We were honored to partner with Help-Portrait in Washington DC. We’ve been partnering with them for a few years now and are so grateful to be able to give back to the community in the only way we know how.
Help-Portrait is a community of photographers coming together from across the world to use their skills to give back to the local community. Help-Portrait is about GIVING the pictures, not taking them. Every holiday season, you have the chance to give a family something they may have never had before—a portrait together. In December, photographers around the world grab their cameras, and with the help of Help Portrait, find people wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford the luxury.
To partake in Help-Portrait, we had to go through the organization SOME, who helped us link up with the families in need and the venue for us to work in. SOME (So Others Might Eat) is an interfaith, community-based organization that exists to help the poor and homeless of our nation’s capital. They meet the immediate daily needs of the people they serve with food, clothing, and health care. They also help break the cycle of homelessness by offering services, like affordable housing, job training, addiction treatment, and counseling to the poor, the elderly, and individuals with mental illness. To support SOME you can contact them on their website.