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GIVINGisAWESOME, and also a challenge | Austin Charity Photographer

When we moved to Austin last year, I was surprised at how many homeless people there are. I had never seen this before. My heart went out to those that are hungry and those that are cold in the winter. I made it my mission to start the GIVINGisAWESOME campaign benefitting the Capital Area Food Bank this year.

Thanks to you, my fabulous clients, we have raised quite a bit of money for the food bank and hundreds, if not thousands, of meals for those who need them.

But I also fealt like I needed to do MORE. It is with that spirit that I joined two photographer volunteer associations recently.  Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep provides families who have lost a child (up to one year) a free photographer to document their precious child. I had gone back and forth for over a year before I decided to join this group of amazing people. I didn’t know if I could be strong enough emotionally to take on such a task. But I’ve come to the conclusion that I can do it, and I will do it, and I’ll just HOPE that I’m never needed… because no family ever deserves to lose a child.

I have also joined up with the Pictures of Hope Foundation which provides parents a free photography session when their child is in the NICU. You need me, I’ll be there.

Thank you all for your wonderful support!

XOXO, Mariah

  1. Mariah,

    Thank you for all of your support. We truly appreciate everything you do for the Capital Area Food Bank. You are doing more than feeding families, you’re feeding hope.

    Warmest regards,
    Kelly Camunez
    Community Events Manager, Capital Area Food Bank

  2. Nicole says:

    That is amazing, that post made me cry!

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