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.
Josephine Herrick Project