I don't think I mentioned this on here before but I wanted to share something with you guys. When I decided to make my passion of photography my career I also decided that I want to use my passion and my gift to give back to my community. I now volunteer my time to two causes. The first one is helping to raise money for Autism research and programs in the name of AJ's Groovers. That one was a no brainer since my little boy, AJ, was diagnose with Autism at 2yrs old. The second organization I volunteer for is called Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep.
The Today Show ran an extraordinary piece on the Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep Foundation on March 5, 2008. Professional photographers capture keepsake photos for families whose babies are stillborn or who die soon after their birth. The Foundation's website says, "All life deserves to be honored no matter how short its time on Earth and that is exactly what all of our phenomenal volunteer photographers are doing each time they help a family in need."
You don't have to be a photographer to get involved, donations are accepted to help us be able to keep giving this special gift to those families in need. One of the hardest things to see in this world has to be seeing the grief in a mother's eyes after losing her child.