We love #GivingTuesday. We love it because it highlights so much of what we are about at Portraits That Move. Sharing in joy, being generous, helping others and telling important stories are all things that we talk about every day, but especially during the holiday season.
We are giving our time (and our resources) to a number of organizations this year and we wanted to tell you about them, in the hopes that you may be inspired to do the same.
Here is our list:
Kids in Need Foundation
KINF gives school supplies to children who cannot afford them. The organization has many important programs including backpack drives and a Second Responder Program. We have helped KINF tell their story through making a video about Jayshaun.
Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation
Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation is an organization that supports funding for fighting childhood cancer. They do so both by raising money for scientific research and by helping families who are living with cancer.
Through Portraits that Heal, we create Hero Stories for Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation.
Meet Maggie, whose story we recently had the opportunity to share.
Ronald McDonald House, NYC
Ronald McDonald House is a national organization that supports families of children suffering with chronic illness. They do this by providing an affordable place for families to stay when children are hospitalized for long periods of time.
We shared our experiences with Ronald McDonald House and how it helps to promote gratitude every day.
City Harvest provides food for New York’s hungry. This time of year it is especially important to help take care of the hungry and homeless in our city.
Portraits that Heal
We would be remiss in not mentioning our own Portraits That Heal. We accept contributions towards our work of telling stories of children suffering with childhood illness.
If you know someone who has a sick child whose story needs to be told, tell us and we will do our best to tell it. All children have stories and the legacy of kids with childhood illness is valuable. Help us tell more of their stories.