A picture is worth a thousand words, and for the residents, it’s worth a lot of smiles too! Little pop-up portrait studios have made their ways into our family resource centers for the holidays; and families have been lining up to get their portraits taken. For a lot of our families, this is a rare opportunity for them to get a picture taken professionally. Portrait studios can cost upwards of $30 per session which is a luxury they just can’t afford.
“With two toddlers, it’s so hard to make it to a studio to take Holiday photos to send to our family…and it’s expensive! I’m so glad [Project Access] is providing this free service right at our home!” says a resident at a resource center in Anaheim.
Families can sign up at the Family Resource centers for a 10 minute slot with the photographer. Once the photos are edited, Service Coordinators print the photos and put them in a nice frame to give to the residents.
Service Coordinator in Rowland Heights, Brenda Morales, tells us “I put the pictures in frames so when I delivered the portraits everyone was so happy and grateful, we had some really nice pictures and the residents all loved them! I had one grandma tell me ‘I will now finally be able to have a family picture in our living room.’”
To learn how you can help other families this holiday season, please visit: http://www.project-access.org/spreadthejoy