It’s hard to believe that we are only 10 days away from the Help Portrait for Indy School On Wheels next Saturday, December 10th. Thanks to everyone who has stepped forward to take part in this event, which literally brings smiles to people’s faces.
Recently, I spoke with a couple of potential participants who called to ask about the Help Portrait opportunity. They were so excited about the idea of having a ‘real’ portrait of their kids, as it isn’t something that they could ever afford to do. What a simple, but really powerful thing you are doing to help others.
At the request of our incredible partners, Roberts Park United Methodist Church and School On Wheels, the portrait opportunity has also been extended to IndyReads and Latino Health Organization. It has the potential to be a very busy day.
If you have volunteered or are interested in filling an available slot, check out our current list of volunteers and available spaces. We are most in need of hair stylists and make-up artists, so if you know of anyone who can pitch in for a few hours, please let them know about this event. You can sign up to volunteer here.
If you cannot make it to the event, but still want to help in some way, we have a list of donations needed, which includes snacks and meals, ink for printers and picture frames. We would love to have a picture frame available for every family that comes through. If you have a donation or loan available after viewing the list, you can provide donation/loan support here.
Donations of cash are welcome via the SOW First Giving site, and will be applied toward supplies and to help provide transportation to the families. While we found a place that is centrally located downtown, School On Wheels has 12 locations that they serve throughout Indianapolis and some families won’t be able to participate if they don’t have a shuttle, bus fare or other ways to get to the event site.
Volunteers have asked if their kids can help, as well. Kids are certainly welcome to come out and support the event. There will be a craft area to keep kids busy while they wait for their photo to be taken or printed. It would be great to have kids helping out in that area.
Volunteers who have already signed up can read about event details here.
Once again, thanks to each of you who has stepped forward to help on the Help Portrait event. We are looking forward to it and to seeing all of you then.