As a photographer I've discovered that my favorite subjects are children. They're just so sincere and what you see is what you get. They don't hide their feelings and when they're happy you can see it in their eyes and their beautiful smiles. It melts me.
I was recently asked to donate a photography item that would be raffled off at a fundraiser at the end of the month. I'm always happy to participate in any way I can but when I found out what the fundraiser was for I knew I had to donate and I had to make it good. A neighboring town is having a fundraiser Ball to raise money for a young girl's family to help offset medical expenses that they've endured and continue to endure due to her Leukemia. She was diagnosed with Leukemia at age 7 and she's still fighting. A photo of this little girl was displayed online and her smile was beautiful. It amazed me how she has gone through so much and still kept smiling.
With that being said, I wanted to make a raffle item that would draw attention and hopefully raise a decent amount of money for this family. Here is what I put together.
The basket contains the Basket itself, a 4x6 Photo Frame, Pricing Guide, Congratulations/Thank You Letter, 2 Business Cards, and a Gift Certificate for A Full Session valued at $350.
I wanted to dress up the basket a little so I bought some ribbon at my favorite craft store and hot glued it around the basket. Then I made a bow and glued that onto the basket as well. It's not perfect but it definitely gives the basket the look that I was going for.
I'm hoping my small contribution will help this family as much as possible! I'm proud to be part of a community that takes care of each other.