Annually, Reason To Give holds a Holiday Community Pot Luck for the families they serve. As described on their website, Reason To Give provides a shopping/giving experience that’s simple, quick, and personal. We connect people who give a damn with people who need a hand. Using principles of sustainability, Reason To Give focuses on the immediate needs of our neighbors and believes the strongest communities are ones in which cultures are respected and people are given the means to improve their own lives.
The Annual Holiday Community Pot Luck is multipurpose—it brings the families together in a celebratory way providing them a space to share a hot homemade meal, the opportunity to select holiday gifts for including everything from basic needs like coats to toys for the kids and lastly a place for them to get their family portraits. For years I’ve volunteered my time and services getting to meet extraordinary families who really know what family means. It makes me happy to know that the people I’m photographing will really cherish the memories and time period instilled in these portraits. What’s more, Reason To Give goes to the next level providing prints to all the families. Below is just a small sample of the images from their last event along with the team of volunteers that make everything possible.