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Monday, October 12, 2009

Prints for a Purpose - Part II

A number of weeks ago, I announced a new venture in merging my photography with a desire to do something meaningful. Prints for a Purpose is the result of that brainstorming. You can read the full original post here.

The response from the first charity was encouraging and humbling, to know that people care enough to do something that seems small, but helps in a big way. 100% of the profit from the sales of the prints goes toward the announced charity. I was so glad to send out all of your donations to the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America this weekend, knowing that my readers are the ones who helped in managing and finding a cure for a difficult, chronic illness that has afflicted not just Paul, but so many-- old and young. (He's young, by the way :). So thank you. Thank you for caring. For remembering. And most of all, for giving.

With that in mind, it's time to focus on another charity that works diligently toward finding a cure. When choosing an organization, I want it to be something that has somehow affected people I love, or friends of ours, or clients I've crossed paths with. That's why for this month, I've chosen 'Autism Speaks' as the charity, in honor of my little friend and client, Sam.

I've known Sam's mom for years, and I think of her often when I post, knowing that she checks the blog frequently-- which, of course, makes me happy! And, she was one of my first 'real' clients to trust me completely with capturing her children through photography.

To donate to 'Autism Speaks' , you can purchase a print from this gallery, with 100% of the profits going to fund finding a cure for little children like Sam. Be sure to tell your friends and family. For more information on autism, its history, warning signs, and what you can do to help, click here.

Thank you for remembering Sam and so many like him. Thank you for helping.

"I feel life is a journey and we all have to learn to ride the storm, for some of us it can seem more like a tidal wave, but with every storm the sun eventually comes out."

-Alyson Bradley


  1. Awww... what a sweet little boy ;) Thank you for choosing Autism this month, Betsy! Also a boy and a cause near and dear to my heart, too!

  2. What a beautiful little boy!