As you may or may not know, Gregg and I do a lot of charity work. Because of the support we get at Photography 35 from people in the community using our studio, we are able to give back to charities close to our heart. Children’s Home Society is one of those charities.
CHS helps children in the foster care system find forever homes. Think about your life growing up, your parents did a lot for you. They helped to mold you into the person you are today. Now imagine life without a parent. Never having someone to support you at your sporting events or pat you on the back when you did good in school or to encourage you to do something outside your comfort zone.
Don’t get me wrong, foster parents are amazing. I know a few and they are wonderful, caring, loving people – but it isn’t the same as the bond of a parent.
Growing up, a few of my friends were in the foster care system. They told me how much they longed for a family they could call their own. A parent they could lean on, siblings they could bond with, a place where they belonged.
This is why we support CHS. They find help find a place where a child can belong – a forever home.
The duck derby was a fabulous way to raise money for such a cause. This family friendly event gave everyone a chance to come out play on a beautiful Sunday afternoon. If you missed it, be on the look out for it next year, it was a blast! Here are a few of the photos Gregg took at the event.