Monthly Archives: October 2013

Ubuntu Help-Portrait

We are constantly inspired and amazed at the work of Ubuntu Help-Portrait in South Africa. Follow their Flickr feed and their website for ongoing inspiration. Here are some photos from recent events at the Joburg Housing Committee Holiday Programme on Oct. 25 and the Ekuphumleni Old Age Home in September. Click for more.

By |October 31st, 2013|Inspiration|1 Comment

7 things you need to know about HP on 07 Dec 2013

Can you believe that it’s already the end of October, and the 5th Annual International Help-Portrait Day is only 39 days away? As we’ve said all along, without you, Help-Portrait is just an idea. Because of you we’ve been able to give portraits to over 282,000 people in 67 countries! Amazing.

As we turn our attention […]

By |October 30th, 2013|Updates|0 Comments

Help-Portrait Milwaukee

Help-Portrait Milwaukee hosted a dozen event sites last year. They were superstars at fundraising and media darlings as well. In this video they recap their amazing year as they look forward to 2013’s events Dec. 7-9. Find them on Facebook at facebook.com/helpportraitmke and leave a note of encouragement below for them!

By |October 29th, 2013|Inspiration, Story of the Day|1 Comment

Help-Portrait 2013 Staten Island, NY Documentary

Last year in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy that ravaged the Northeast U.S., the Help-Portrait community rallied to help victims.

With donations that came in, 78 photographers and 172 volunteers were able to provide free portraits for 278 different families who were affected across four events in New Jersey and New York. Each family […]

By |October 28th, 2013|Inspiration|1 Comment

New Merch Available in the Store!

A few things you should know:
1. We are offering a new Limited Edition T for 2013!  Once it’s gone… it’s gone.  Order soon!

2. We now have V-neck and Ladies’ Cuts available! Whoohoo!

3. Make sure to place your order before Nov. 29th if you’re in the US or Canada and before Nov. 15th if you’re international to guarantee […]

By |October 25th, 2013|Updates|0 Comments

#HelpPortrait on Social Media

Want to know what’s happening in Help-Portrait events around the world as they happen? Follow our tagboard #helpportrait to see, and don’t forget to use #helpportrait when you post your pictures as well!

By |October 23rd, 2013|Updates|1 Comment

Help-Portrait Inspires Personal Project

Bert McLendon is a photographer in Austin, Texas, who volunteered at Help Portrait event in Raleigh, N.C. in 2010. He was so inspired by the idea that he pursued a personal project in a similar vein. He shared this note with us, and we asked him if we could share his story here.

“A […]

By |October 22nd, 2013|Inspiration|1 Comment

Help-Portrait Franklin: Tips on Planning Your First Event

Help-Portrait Franklin is a group just south of Nashville, Tenn. They have four planning committee members and 40-50 volunteers for setup and the day. Last year’s and this year’s HP event is held at New Hope Academy, a private Christian school in Franklin which reserves 50 percent of its seats for low-income children with a commitment to […]

By |October 21st, 2013|H-P Organizers, H-P Tips, Inspiration|3 Comments

Social Media Coordinator Job Opening

Help-Portrait season is in full-swing, and we could use some additional help!  We currently have an opening for a Social Media Coordinator Volunteer to join our team. Here’s what we’re looking for:
Job Title: Coordinator, Social Media
Reports to: Project Manager
Social Media Coordinator – Job Description
Summary & Position Overview
The Social Media Coordinator will implement Help-Portrait’s online […]

By |October 15th, 2013|Updates|24 Comments

Heart Strings Video Celebrates 5 Years of Help-Portrait

Help-Portrait is a global movement of photographers and volunteers who give back. Our 2013 video documents some of the amazing stories happening around the world in the past five years we’ve been doing this event.

Help-Portrait is more than a day of giving photos – it’s a day for celebrating hope.

Share this video with […]

By |October 1st, 2013|Updates|0 Comments