Sunday, July 18, 2010

Your Chance to Help Children -- Important Please Read

It is difficult not to take a good photograph when you are shooting children. Often they will ignore the camera and just be themselves. If not, they become the most cooperative posers on the planet. The subject for this particular entry, however, is not photography. Those of you who may occasion to read my blog know that the subject for most of my photography is Guatemala, and the photos are often of children.  Read below to learn how you can help children today.

A Guatemalan Child, fortunate not to be an orphan, Chichicastenango, Guatemala.

On Saturday, July 31, 2:00 – 5:00 PM, an event to help Guatemalan orphans will be held in my area (Southern Illinois). The Hope for Tomorrow Children’s Home in Guatemala will hold a fundraiser at the Orlandini Vineyard (one mile south of Blue Sky Vineyard, off Rocky Comfort Road) near Carbondale. Driving directions and a map are on the vineyard’s website. If you’re already in the area, it will be worth the trip. If you live several hundred miles away, it would be a great excuse to visit Southern Illinois’ famous wine trail and beautiful vineyards. Don’t forget your camera gear. If you can come, I will see you there.

If, however, you’re not able to attend, please consider a tax deductable donation to this very worthy cause. Also, consider sponsoring a child. Check out the Hope for Tomorrow Children’s Home website and you’ll understand the importance of the cause and also that this is a legitimate charity that will make a real difference in the lives of children. Information on helping can be found within the website.

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