Today is #GivingTuesday a National Day of Giving

By Jackie Augustine

To all our friends of the Josephine Herrick Project, I want to thank you for all your support that has allowed us to live up to our mission to educate students who have not had the opportunity to learn the communicative power of photography. Through partnerships with local organizations, JHProject’s completely free programs inspire children, teens, adults and seniors with the visual language of photography, enhancing their abilities to transform communities through artistic vision.

Today, we invite you to support the Josephine Herrick Project as part of #GivingTuesday,. a national movement to give back to nonprofits that make a difference.

After “giving thanks” on Thanksgiving Day and scoring great deals on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday was created by the 92nd Street Y and the United Nations to lend support to those charitable causes that would appreciate some extra support at this time of the year.  More than 2,000 organizations participated in #GivingTuesday last year and raised over $10 million in donations.

This has been a fantastic year of growth for Josephine Herrick Project, which for seven decades has enchanced the lives of more than 100,000 Americans by teaching them the basics of photography – for free!  Today through our free program, military veterans, autistic children, at-risk youth, formerly homeless New Yorkers and other people in need connect with the world and share their experiences in their own photos and writing. 

So please consider a gift to the Josephine Herrick project on #GivingTuesday  to help make it possible for us to create new programs for 2014 for students on the waiting list and help more children, adults and veterans realize the “the power of Photography” as a means of communication.

With my hearfelt thanks for your support and best wishes for you and your loved ones during this holiday season.

Yours turly,

Jackie Augustine

President

Josephine Herrick Project

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Click here or the button below to DONATE $10 or More to JHPWe use photography to help those in need!Josephine Herrick Project provides a unique opportunity for over 1,000 participants that are physically or emotionally challenged, elderly, at-risk, autistic, homeless, veterans or visually impaired. Our students learn to express themselves visually, verbally and emotionally. By exhibiting their photographs, they connect with their communities and become known for their talents rather than their disabilities.The passion for photography and a passion for serving others defines the JHP community. Through JHP classes, we often discover for the first time how our students see the world.Through our free programs, military veterans, kids and adults with autism, at-risk youth, formerly homeless, and other people in need connect with the world and share their experiences in their own photos and writing.

“Nousha showed us how to use the camera. Now, when I am depressed, I go outside and take pictures and it just helps me relax.”
—Benjamin Marrero, Veteran
JHP Bronx VA program

“Photography makes me peaceful.”
—Akeem Bonaparte, JHP student and 2013 Award Winner from President Obama for his volunteer services.

 
© 2013 Josephine Herrick Project

IRA Charitable Rollover Is Back

Just read an interesting article in The Wall Street Journal, “IRA Charitable Rollover is Back”.  The good news is that investors 70 1/2 or older can transfer as much as $100,000 a year from an individual retirement account directlt to  a qualified charity. And, charitable rollovers can be made in January 2013 for 2012.  Won’t you consider RTP for your IRA Charitable Rollover?

Best Wishes for a Wonderful 2013!!

Jackie Augustine – Preisdent – RTP

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