Amelia has developed into quite the beautiful, young lady. Last year, we had a holiday card session with the Carr Shulman family at Pier A, but this year, we had a change of scenery and we took our gear to the beach. We had a blast, and so did Amelia when she jumped into the waves!
The Carr Shulman family has come back year after year for a new set of portraits to document their memories, and we are so grateful! Mac and I (and the girls) truly feel as if we are a part of our clients’ families, and that’s what makes our work so special to us.
I joined the Local Barre in Hoboken this month and love it. I swear my butt is going north instead of further south! The west location is in the Monroe Center and has a really slick look with steel and wood interior design. They focus on the details with every exercise and superb service. It’s the go-to destination if you want to get in shape and enjoy the journey while you are at it. They offer cycle and barre classes so that you burn calories and tone those muscles. Check it out!
On November 20th I will sleep on the street in New York City, to both draw attention to our homeless youth population and raise money for the homeless kids who live at Covenant House. Each year in the U.S. alone, as many as 2 million youths experience a period of homelessness, and every year more than 5,000 of these young people lose their lives to the streets.
I know that sometimes it’s hard to decide which cause or organization to give to – everyone seems deserving, and there’s only so much to go around. So let me tell you specifically what your money can do for the kids at Covenant House.
- $100 provides a week of meals for two kids.
- $275 provides medical care for one teenager or young adult
- $500 trains a volunteer to serve these young people.
- $1,000 provides a young man or woman with job training and employment preparation.
Hartshorn Portraiture will also be donating artwork from any previous photo session based on the level of pledge commitment from our clients:
- Pledge $500 or more = 16×20 standard print.
- Pledge $1000 or more = 8×10 hand torn and signed gallery watercolor.
- Pledge $2000 or more = 16×20 hand torn and signed gallery watercolor.
My goal is to raise $10,000 in the next month. No matter the size of your donation, the value of it to these kids who have so little is enormous. Here is a link to my donation page. Please be as generous as you can – with your heart as well as your wallet.