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