Giving Back

Hearts United For Animals –

We volunteer for Hearts United for Animals, a non-profit, a no-kill shelter sanctuary located in Auburn Nebraska. They rescue dogs across the nation, as well as helping families who cannot afford emergency medical assistance for their pets. Please visit their site at www.hua.org

Nebraska Heart Gallery

We volunteer for the Nebraska Heart Gallery & Child Saving Institute, photographing children who are legally free for adoption. I am part of a group of photographers, all professionals volunteering their time, who take compelling pictures of children hoping to be adopted, and the results are exhibited in a gallery format by The Nebraska Heart Gallery. Photographers are paired with waiting children and asked to capture the children’s personalities through their camera; to use that moment of light through the lens to capture the hearts of a family considering adopting an older child. There is a serious need for families to help these children grow and lead happy lives. Today’s waiting children, the focus of this portrait exhibit, are older foster children who are typically the most difficult to place in permanent homes. During the holiday season when most children hope for the latest toys…all these kids want is a family to call their own. Please visit their website at http://www.nebraskaheartgallery.org

Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep

I am a volunteer photographer for Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep (NILMDTS). It is an absolutely wonderful organization, and I am honored to be a part of it. I am among over 3,000 photographers around the world that create beautiful images of infants that are either still-born or are born very sick and never leave the hospital/in hospice. We also provide maternity images to families at their request. These families have already been informed that their child has a terminal outcome. At the family’s request, we provide gentle and beautiful photography services in a compassionate and sensitive manner.

The soft, gentle heirloom photographs of these beautiful babies are an important part of the healing process. They allow families to honor and cherish their babies, and share the spirits of their lives. Please feel free to check out the website to learn more and make a donation. The link to their site is www.nowilaymedowntosleep.org

Charitable Organizations

We also donate gift certificates or framed fine art/nature artwork to charitable organizations for silent auctions. If you are a charitable organization please feel free to contact us and discuss this possibility. If you know of an organization that would benefit from our donation for a silent auction, please pass along my contact information to the organization and ask them to contact us. We are always willing to help in any way that we can.

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