And it just keeps getting better!
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
With the recent CNN.com
article featuring The Oldham Project and our mission, things have literally exploded around the Oldham offices! Emails from all over the world, offering congratulations and the nicest words of encouragment. Offers of help from other photographers and requests for photography from the US, to London to Swaziland and Argentina. We couldn't be happier with the response, BUT, our staff, our finances and our abilities haven't changed, despite all this publicity and need. We can use all the help we can get from the community and the world.
Our biggest need is a full time studio space. As a very small non-profit, with a very limited budget, we have had to move three times in the past two years. This is not only stressful, but disruptive to our mission and continuity of care to our clients, but hard on our equipment. We would love to have a lead on a location (800-1200 sq. ft), wide open space, that is handicap accessible, has a bathroom and plenty of electricity, and affordable.
Which brings us to our second biggest need...financial support. We operate totally on the generous donations of individuals and the community. We've just received a couple of grants towards our Kourageous Kids program, but our Be Bold, Feel Beautiful program is sorely lacking in funding. We are able to offer each child a goodie bag full of toys, games, t-shirt, etc. and would love to offer our women participants something similar. A nice bag with some lovely smelling things, maybe nailpolish, perfume, etc. Just lovely things to make them feel special.
If you, or someone you know might be able to help us locate a new studio space, we'd love to talk with them. Our 'dream' is to build "The Oldham House", with two fully functional studio setups, one for children and the other for adults. Our partners at Douglas J Spa have offered to set us up with a salon on-site, so that our women can have their makeup done prior to their sessions, and finally a comfortable room for some on-site counselling and resourses, to keep our clients plugged into the resources available in the area for whatever their need might be.
Can you help us find or build The Oldham House?
Labels: Be Bold Feel Beautiful, Kourageous Kids, Terri Shaver, The Oldham Project
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