Professional photographer, Linda Solomon, is working with Chevrolet to introduce "Pictures of Hope" to children living in shelters in The Salvation Army's Barbara L. Goodmon Women & Children's Shelter.
On July 30, Linda Solomon will provide a photo tutorial to the children, ages 6-13. At the conclusion of the tutorial, the children will be surprised with cameras and given their first photo assignment as young photojournalists: capture their "hopes and dreams."
After receiving their digital cameras, provided by Walgreens, the children will go out with volunteers to express their "hopes and dreams" with the images they capture in the community. Through photography children will be able share their heartfelt feelings.
"Their hopes and dreams captured in quiet moments tell a story that few adults can imagine. When you show children that you care about what they wish for in life, perhaps a child who never felt he or she had self worth, now will", says Linda Solomon.
Holiday greeting cards with the children's heartfelt photos of "hope" will be available at Thanksgiving. Thanks to the generosity of Chevrolet and it's dealers, 100 percent of the proceeds will benefit the shelters and facilities in each city.
The images will then be created into cards available for purchase. All proceeds will go to The Salvation Army of WAke County. To celebrate their "Pictures of Hope" and reveal the cards there will be a Meet The Young Artist Receptions in November!