In it's second annual event, the 2009 Hope Calendar project proudly donated $5,000 to its beneficiary, Montgomery County Women's Center last week.
Two years ago, Debi Gomez of Life’s Images Photography created a fundraiser for local family charities using her skill photographing children. With the support of local businesses, she photographed local kids aged newborn to nine years (all volunteers) and created a calendar, which was sold to benefit the charity.
“I wanted to create an annual event that would inspire hope and that the community could participate in to support organizations focused on the family,” Gomez said. “The Hope Calendar blends an innate love for children with the desire to do charitable work in a really fun way and has gathered an outpouring of support. I am excited to have such a great response to the project.”
Local organizations from Kingwood, Spring and the Woodlands, underwrote the calendar production, allowing 100 percent of the proceeds to be donated to this year’s recipient. Orders for the calendar were taken from October 2008 through February 2009, giving participants a good feeling about starting off the New Year.
“I plan for the calendar to be an annual fundraiser that inspires families in the greater Houston area to support family-oriented charities each year,” Gomez said. “With good fortune, we've been able to utilize something as simple as a calendar to make a big difference in our community.”
To learn more about the Hope Calendar and to apply to have your children be photographed for the 2010 calendar, visit www.hopecalendar.com.
Life’s Images Photography celebrates life and love with intimate portraits in the greater Houston area. Specializing in maternity, newborn and child photography, Life's Images is naturally committed to supporting organizations that celebrate and preserve the family. 832.257.3880