Friday, March 28, 2008

This May Be One Of The Best Posts Of The Year

I want you to stop and think for a minute. Do you have a dog or cat? Do you love them? Now imagine they are living on the street without you in a poorer country and just want your love, but can't find it?

Kirsten Lewis is a photographer from the States who moved to Mexico and found a calling most would turn away from. My wife found her blog the other day and insisted I check it out. I was reluctant (I can be very stubborn), but I did. This woman is doing amazing things. To make a long story short, Kirsten moved to Mexico and needed a spark to get her back into loving photography. She found it in charity. She started the ANNUAL EYES OPEN PROJECT (found on her blog) where she will donate the proceeds from the sales of the photos on her site to one of the three charities listed. You all know my wife and I have a love for cats and dogs and that we volunteer every Saturday at the Seal Beach Animal Care Center in Seal Beach, CA. Her blog post hit home and now I am sharing it all with you. The entire story can be found on her blog, but here is a quick review and 2 images from her site (posted with permission © Kirsten Lewis).

"WHAT IS IT? A Donation Image Trade Fundraiser

WHEN? From March 23rd to April 18th 2008

HOW CAN I HELP? Make a donation and get the word out. Send a link to this post to all your friends and family.

FELLOW BLOGGERS before publishing your next post consider making mention of this fundraiser with a link. I would be indebted to you forever and will also send you an original 5X7 of your choice from below.

SIGN THE CARD: After you make a donation please be sure to make a comment on any of the posts this week. They will all be featuring the organizations above. Please leave your name, where you are from and anything else you might like to say. It will be included in the card when the donation is made in April.

THE DONATIONS: I will present the donations in April. I will be videotaping the actual donation and then posting it on the blog so you can ALL SEE what you helped to do.

THIS WEEK: Keep checking back to learn more about these amazing organizations.

HOW DOES IT WORK? I have chosen 26 original images are limited edition and taken this year at the Refugio, Centre de Acopio and around Paso Ancho. I have made it real easy for ANYONE to make a donation starting at just $10. Just choose the image(s) that you like, decide what size donation you would like to make and purchase the image. Your purchase will be mailed right to your house! The size of the actual images or the amount of different images you choose will determine how large of a contribution you would like to make. You could also purchase images for friends and family and send the photos to them instead!"

Tell me this isn't awesome!!! I am going to donate some money to try and help as much as I can. Kirsten, this is an awesome thing you are doing. Keep us updated as to how things are going!

1 comment:

kymberli q. said...

Kirsten rocks. She is awesome. Wow.

And you rock too, babe. Thanks for sharing this with your readers!