On November 30, just 2 short months away, the world is again uniting for a day of sharing goodness. Every Giving Tuesday millions of people contribute, collaborate and celebrate generosity. Whether it’s giving someone a hug who needs it, helping a neighbor or stranger with a task, speaking up for those who can’t speak for themselves, or gifting some of what we have to those who have not, every act of kindness counts, and everyone has something to give.
This Giving Tuesday 2021, we eagerly invite you to participate in an incredible day of exploration at Photo Start:
On Instagram and Facebook, you will be able to explore our world through our students’ eyes. From San Francisco to The Bronx and Nairobi to Cape Town, you’ll see how young people are telling their stories through some pretty awesome photography.
Here’s a sneak peek from one of our newest Partners…
Based in Kajiado, Kenya, Rebirth of a Queen’s mission is to mentor and support survivors of domestic violence and gender-based violence. Photo Start’s goal is not only to teach basic photography skills, but also to help these youngsters heal by using the camera to tell their stories.
A recent assignment asked students to make a photograph with leading lines. Model and future art director, Jane, came up with a very creative solution, and photographer Zachary captured the scene perfectly!
While training is free for students, scholarships ensure our partners can provide the necessary facilities, equipment and infrastructure for our growing family. Consider one of the following options for Giving Tuesday or as a recurring donation.
You don’t have to wait until the Big Day to show your support. Start right now by planning a charity donation drive at your school, workplace, or neighborhood. We have been receiving requests for more classes and have an urgent need for your old digital cameras, iPads, smartphones and other photography accessories like lighting, tripods, camera bags, and memory cards. It’s easy and fun to do:
A donation drive is double the goodness: You’ll be helping friends and neighbors find new homes for their old gear, and giving our students the tools they need to succeed.
Photo Start is Silver-certified on GuideStar as a 501c3 non profit organization providing children’s education. We partner with youth charities, schools and NGOs in Kenya, South Africa, Uganda, and the United States, and with your help we’ll be expanding to more countries in 2022.
Don’t forget to show our students some love on Instagram and Facebook!