I have exciting news! I am returning to Peru for two and a half weeks in August to teach more photography classes to the kids at New Hope, as well as further develop projects for the kids’ gallery back here in the States in September. While I funded my previous trip, with people contributing by donating 4 digital cameras, I do not have the financial resources to continue to fund the trips and photography classes on my own. So, I’m reaching out, asking if you will take this opportunity to be a part of helping the kids learn photography!
By contributing to this trip, you would help me reach the goal of $1040 and would cover expenses such as travel, art supplies, printing of the kids’ photos, a Spanish/English translator for video interviews where the kids share their experiences about photography class, and a surprise pizza party! During this two and a half week adventure in Arequipa, we are providing classes for approximately 50 kids and need to purchase a bunch of art supplies for their photo project. We are doing a special project for the kids this time around entitled “Me” where they can create their own poster board with their own photographs to express their artistic talent and tell us a bit about their life. In addition to purchasing project supplies, we want to throw a surprise pizza party. It might not seem like a big deal to have pizza occasionally, but due to New Hope’s limited budget, it’s just not possible. Below is a break down of the expenses. All financial donations are tax deductible.
Airfare round trip to Lima: $460.00
Round trip bus from Lima to Arequipa $80.00
Art supplies and photo printing: $200.00
Translator for video interviews: $200.00
Surprise Pizza party for kids: $100.00
By achieving the financial goal of $1040.00, we will be doing more for these kids than you or I can fully grasp. We are using the healing power of the camera to give the kids a voice, an opportunity to express themselves through their own photographs, and a way to show off their new found talents to the world. We are building the foundations for future projects in the arts where no major artistic outlet currently exists. We are not just giving a child a camera; we are empowering a child to change the world where change was once thought impossible. And we are doing so, one photograph at a time.
To make a contribution to my upcoming trip, please make checks out to: New Hope Children’s Ministries, write “PHOTOGRAPHY CLASS” in the memo line, and send them to:
New Hope Children’s Ministries
P.O. Box 107
Yorkville, NY 13495
Thank you for all your support in this, and be sure to check the blog while I’m in Peru as I’ll frequently be posting all the great things happening.