I decided to run a simple photo project for charity this year that involves me taking a photo of you, in return for a donation of $10 (people are free to give more if they wish) to any of the four charities that this project currently supports. The four charities are: SPD, Bone Marrow Donor Program, the APEX Rehabilitation Centre For The Elderly and the Children’s Cancer Foundation. I am thinking about adding a fifth charity – the Cat Welfare Society. (I like cats, that’s why.)
This is not a new idea. I read about this project on ShootTokyo a while ago and have been toying with the idea of doing something similar, but I have always been caught up with dealing with various work and personal issues so the idea stayed as an idea. It is only recently that I decided to do something about it. Perhaps the thought of entering mid-life spurred me on as I suddenly feel that more of my life is behind me than it is in front of me. There is no time to hem-and-haw about the things that I have always thought about doing. Let’s just do it.
This charity project is fairly to kick-start. It does not require much planning or financial resources, just a camera and Lightroom! Since I like taking photographs, this will be fun, and I get to do it all at my own time and pace. It also forces me to reach out to friends to meet up. It is also fun for them, since they get to pose for a photo and chip in a small token for charity.
How does one donate? Donations can be made on the GiveAsia website here, using your credit card. The photo is basically a headshot of you – a photo of your upper body and face, and a copy will be emailed to you. I have also set up a Facebook page to share these photos; if you want to contribute to this project, please reach out to me on the Facebook page!
Not sure how this will turn out, but at the very least, I know I am gonna have fun doing it.