Aided by a grant from Chevrolet, a professional photographer is helping homeless children visualize their dreams through the lens of a camera.
“Pictures of Hope” founded by Linda Solomon will travel to ten homeless shelters in ten cities this year.
During each session, Solomon teaches a basic photo class. At the conclusion of the tutorial, the children are surprised with cameras and given their first photo assignment as young photojournalists: capture their “hopes and dreams” on film.
“When you show children that you care about what they wish for in life, perhaps a child who never felt he or she had self worth, now will,” says Linda Solomon.
The children in all ten cities are ages 6-13 and will celebrate their “Pictures of Hope” at Meet The Young Artist Receptions during November and December.
The photos became holiday greeting cards, with 100% of the proceeds going to back to the shelters.
(WATCH the videos below – from NBC and CBS) You can read more at Linda’s website.