While there were countless smiles in front of the camera, there were just as many behind it.  I was so impressed with all the volunteers–eager to be a part of giving back.  There was an energy in the room–I felt like I was part of something big, something that brought a new kind of joy to those in need.

It’s funny, when you think about those in need, your mind likely goes to the basics–food, shelter, clothing.  But I think today provided something important as well.  Getting your picture taken validates you as a person and captures a moment.

They say a picture is worth a thousand words–so I think it’s appropriate to let some of the pictures tell the story of this amazing event.  Below are just a few of the shots I was able to capture.

Today didn’t cost me anything, but I was honored to be a part of giving someone a priceless memory and was inspired by the number of other volunteers who were willing to look through the lens of kindness and give back.

-Kelly Maroney, Dayton, Ohio

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Posted on Dec 10, 2013  |  Category: Story of the Day  |  No Comments