“A picture can tell a thousand words, but a few words can change its story.” – Sebastyne Young
Jeremy Cowart a world renowned artist who uses paint, graphic design, and a camera lens to capture the beauty in people and art across the world. Not only is he an artist, but a huge humanitarian. He’s always trying to think of how he can help impact communities, and give them voices.
One of his latest contributions is being the co-founder with his friend Kyle Chowning of a worldwide movement called, Help Portrait. Cowart, knowing the impact a single photograph can give someone is an empowering expression of self to a person in need. It gives us a simple message that every human in the world has their own unique story to tell, and that they matter. This movement has sparked sixty-seven countries since 2008 to host in various communities across the world on the first Saturday of December. Help Portrait is about bringing professional photographers, hair, and makeup artists the chance to give back to their communities in a special way during the holiday season to families in need.
Here at the Community Health Center in Middletown and New Britain AmeriCorps will be sponsoring Help Portrait for its third year. This Saturday on December 10th from 10 am – 2 pm we will have professional photographers, hair, and makeup artists. Anyone from the community is welcome to get their portrait taken for free, and there will be scheduled days to pick up their photographs. Local businesses in Middletown and New Britain are also donating food. The Community Health Center AmeriCorps have worked with various local vendors for this Saturday. We’d like to give special thanks in advance to everyone who plans to make this day very special not only for the participants getting their photos taken, but all the volunteers.
Thank you to our donors! Stop & Shop, Nardelli’s, Dunkin Donuts, Mondo, Fusion Bakery, Illiano’s, Subway, Roly Poly Bakery, Café Beauregard, Big Cheese Pizza, People’s Choice Pizza, Copy Cats, Minute Man, Sebastian Photography, Stephanie Kaplan, Kyle Turner, John Kane, Marinello School of Beauty, Mira Helder, Michael Fiedler, Fred Bonilla, and Valerie Gengras.