Helena Maxwell Photography Charitable Organizations
For every wedding or portrait sitting I am paid for, I will donate 10% of the cost of my service to one of the following charities. From this list, you can choose the charity you'd like me to donate to. If there is another charity that is near and dear to you, I will consider donating to that; however, I prefer to donate to charities with which I am familiar.
1. Food for the Poor (www.foodforthepoor.com) "Food For The Poor raises funds and provides direct relief assistance to the poor, usually by purchasing specifically requested materials and distributing them through the churches and charity organizations already operating in areas of need. In this way, the organization serves the poor with dignity and ensures the most appropriate use of donors' funds." 2. One.org (www.one.org) "One is the campaign to make poverty history." 3. The National Wildlife Federation (www.nwf.org) NWF's mission: "National Wildlife Federation inspires Americans to protect wildlife for our children's future." 4. The American Cancer Society (www.cancer.org) "ACS Mission Statement: The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service." 5. The American Heart Association (www.americanheart.org) "The American Heart Association is a national voluntary health agency whose mission is: "Building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke."" 6. Habitat for Humanity (www.habitat.org) "Habitat for Humanity International is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry. HFHI seeks to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the world, and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. Habitat invites people of all backgrounds, races and religions to build houses together in partnership with families in need." 7. America's Second Harvest (www.secondharvest.org) The America's Second Harvest Network supports approximately 50,000 local charitable agencies operating more than 94,000 programs including food pantries, soup kitchens, emergency shelters, after-school programs, Kids Cafes, Community Kitchens and BackPack Programs. Each year, the America's Second Harvest Network provides food assistance to more than 25 million low-income hungry people in the United States, including more than 9 million children and nearly 3 million seniors. 8. The Morton Arboretum (www.mortonarb.org) "The mission of The Morton Arboretum is to collect and study trees, shrubs, and other plants from around the world, to display them across naturally beautiful landscapes for people to study and enjoy, and to learn how to grow them in ways that enhance our environment. Our goal is to encourage the planting and conservation of trees and other plants for a greener, healthier, and more beautiful world." 9. The Humane Society of the United States (www.hsus.org) "The Humane Society of the United States is the nation's largest and most effective animal protection organization—backed by 10 million Americans, or one in every 30. Established in 1954, The HSUS seeks a humane and sustainable world for all animals—a world that will also benefit people. We are America's mainstream force against cruelty, exploitation and neglect, as well as the most trusted voice extolling the human-animal bond. Our mission statement: Celebrating Animals, Confronting Cruelty."