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 to the details to ready ourselves for the big 07 December 2013 date, I wanted to send some reminders:

* If you’re looking to get connected to a group, the best thing to do is open Google and type “help-portrait [your city name]”. Our community is so widespread that it’s becoming nearly impossible for us to track each group individually.

* Speaking of tracking, if you’re leading a group, please be sure to let us know the details of your event »

* If you’re looking to get started and need a jump start, start here »

* If you’re in the US and you’d like to raise tax deductible funds for your event, go here »  We’re sorry that we can only offer this for US based events.

* Don’t forget to track your numbers…this is a key part of building our story. We’re looking for details on the number of people attending your event, photographers, hairstylists, makeup artists and volunteers. You can report them here »

* We just released our new line of 2013 Help-Portrait apparel. Check out the the limited edition 2013 T-shirt we just released at the end of last week too. Get them while they last…once they’re gone, they gone! »

* Reminder that the Twitter handle has changed to @helpportrait. Also, track social conversations by tagging your posts with #helpportrait

As always, if you have any other questions, please submit a support ticket on our support site:

Finally, remember, that Help-Portrait isn’t just about 07 December 2013…it’s about helping people anytime, anyplace, anyway you can. If you can’t do HP on 07 December, please find another day to participate.

Thanks again for all that you’re doing! We’re so excited to be celebrating our 5th anniversary with you!

Talk to you soon,

Kyle Chowning
Executive Director