Okay, as I know you are all crazy busy, and here I am demanding some of that time, so let me cut to the chase about how you may help make a difference. Only after that I'll explain my thinking, so you may act right away or, you're curious, read on for more details.
Cutting to the Chase:
Photographs for charity,
Cyber Monday (long weekend) special:
Buy one fine art photograph through my brand new store on Scott's Marketplace, through Tuesday, Dec 3, and I will donate 15% of the sale to the Welcome to America Project, one of the local charities that I volunteer my photographic services to, bringing my international aid experience to an import local organization.
Buy two and that goes up to 20%.
Buy three or more and I'll make it 30%!
(percentage will be figured before shipping and handling is added to the total).
|A new helmet to go with a new bike for a Liberian refugee to get to work.|
They help folks who have been through trauma that have only read about, much less imagine, in escaping persecution based in politics and conflict, often under the threat to their lives. Those who are resettled in Phoenix, often arrive, and this is no exaggeration, with little more than the clothes on their back.
WTAP helps get them settled by providing basic furniture and household items and even some clothing, helping ease the transition as they begin their new lives in a new country and culture. I've voluntarily done the culture adjustment before and it is no easy thing in the best circumstances.
I volunteer for WTAP by providing my professional photojournalistic services to tell their story and history as a local, grassroots organization that makes a difference in people's lives.
|A chance to put my bike knowledge to work assembling a new |
machine for a refugee, with the help of "Bike Lady"
Jackie, a fellow journalist.
I believe in what WTAP does.
By raising funds through the sale of work, it's an amazing opportunity to lighten their load in another way, to keep the truck running, the storage units full, deliveries on track.
|One of the images in question, Oak Creek.|
D'Elia Photographic Photoscapes:
I recently partnered with Scott's Marketplace to set up an online store for fine art photography. While my primary job is commercial and journalistic photography, I am a photographer inspired by anything that speaks to my visual muse.
I enjoy photographing landscapes and cityscapes just as much I enjoy my other specialties and so I create according to what grabs me. This store provides another opportunity to share that inspiration.
With all that is going on here at D'Elia Photographic Central, this store offers a chance to do several things at once, help out a causes that is near and dear to my heart, promote the buy-local cause, by working with another local business (Artisan Color is our large print photo lab), a local marketplace, (Scott's and Local First Arizona) and, yes, help my business grow just a little bit (maybe a lot?).
Could we cover the cost of delivery to one household?
Could we fuel the delivery truck or provide hardware and tools like nails, hooks and other supplies used to repair furniture and hang photos in refugee homes?
As a community that appreciates photographic art, you and I could pay for a month's rent on WTAP's office and storage facility or fuel the delivery truck?
The more pieces of artwork that fly out the door, the more gets raised for WTAP.
Is it conceivable that we could raise enough to cover all of the above?