Causes I Support
No Kill Animal Shelters and Organizations
I am an avid animal lover and support organizations that offer "no kill" rescue services to our precious fur babies. All of my animals are rescues. I currently own a Patterdale Terrier (my baby girl, shown in the picture on the day she was adopted at 11 weeks old) and two beautiful and delightful Siberian Husky boys. I am also a strong advocate of spaying and neutering pets.
I am now offering Pet Portrait Sessions, and 5% of any proceeds from any pet sessions will be donated to the pet shelter or organization of the client's choice, as long as it is and organization or shelter that advocates or practices "no kill."
Help Portrait of Central Florida
Founded by Celebrity Photographer Jeremy Cowart, Help-Portrait is a community of photographers, coming together across the world to use their photography skills to give back to their local community. Each December, photographers around the world will be grabbing their cameras, finding people in need and taking their picture. When the prints are ready, the photographs get delivered. This is about GIVING the pictures, not taking them. These portraits are not for photographer's portfolios, websites, or for sale. Money isn't involved here. Help-Portrait is about giving photographers the opportunity to give back to their communities.
I was part of the founding team of photographers, in 2010, for the Central Florida chapter of Help Portrait. Giving back to the community I am surrounded by is something I feel passionately about.
Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida
The Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida is able to help approximately 700 people each day, including men, women and children. As one of the few emergency shelters that accept intact families in Central Florida, they see a large number of families in need of shelter and support. On any given night, the Coalition provides services to over 220 children, with a current average age of 10 years old. Last year, the Coalition served more than 302,000 meals.