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“He never thought he would be photographed again” –Ribeira Grande, Azores, Portugal

Acácio Amaral of Ribeira Grande, Azores, Portugal, shared these photos and stories from their Help-Portrait event last year. They said it was a pleasure joining Help-Portrait, and they’re looking forward to this year’s event.   "We had the presence of an old man who had just taken a picture about 60 years ago, when he was photographed for military service. He never thought he would be photographed again."      [...]

By |2016-12-05T11:49:44-05:00December 5th, 2016|Story of the Day|0 Comments

Cardboard Cut-Out Hearts and Beaming Smiles [Portugal]

She walked in with a skeptical look on her face, she looked around at all the unknown people, so many strangers there treating her nicely, asking nothing in return. She was quickly taken to the kids entertainment area only to feel even more cared for, where she cut, glued and put together, with the help [...]

By |2016-12-03T07:36:00-05:00February 13th, 2015|Inspiration, Story of the Day|0 Comments

Behind the Scenes of Help-Portrait Lisbon

Name: Ana Rita Ramos Role: Co-organizer of the event Date: 25-26 June 2011  Location: Lisbon, Portugal How the event came about: We wanted to organize a volunteer event that had related to what we stand for Ginkgo, the magazine where I work, particularly in this European Year of Volunteering. How many people served: 65 Highlight from the [...]

By |2011-06-30T01:04:36-05:00June 30th, 2011|Inspiration|0 Comments