From fancy cars and expensive clothes to fine dining and exotic vacations, there are many ways you can spend your hard-earned dollars. And there is nothing wrong with rewarding yourself for a job well done — but what would happen if you rewarded someone else instead? JDi Data is continuing our commitment to continuously thinking of others with our 12 months of Giving blog series.
This months featured charity is the Cameras for Kids Foundation, chosen by JDi Data Senior Account Executive, Matthew Naglich. Who is passionate about photography, and practices the craft in his spare time. Matt does an amazing job taking all of our JDi Data team photos.
Cameras For Kids Foundation, Inc. is a 501 ( c ) ( 3 ) nonprofit public charitable organization founded in 2009 by Fine Art Photographer Betsey Chesler.
In the past, Betsey has volunteered at a number of Orphanages in South Africa, and that experience has allowed her to focus on the needs of children living without parents. Worldwide there are 146 million children living in foster care and in the United States alone, there are currently over 500,000.
Cameras For Kids Foundation is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of the abandoned children by exposing the teens to the process of creating art through a camera’s lens. CFKF uses photography to capture participants imaginations, to empower them, build confidence, self-esteem and open a whole new world for them to visualize and create.
On a recent outing the teens were taken to the Miami Zoo to work on framing and composing shots.
Their images are then showcased at local art galleries for the public.
How can you help Cameras For Kids Foundation?
You can do one of the following:
• Make a donation directly to CFKF address typed out or click on donate button – http://www.camerasforkidsfoundation.org/donate.html
• Call Betsey Chesler at 954-354-5080 to discuss sponsorship opportunities or to request further information regarding the Foundation.
• Start your own fundraising effort for the Foundation.
• Offer to volunteer your time, goods and services to the Foundation.
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