Hey Gang! Here are the vital statistics for this year's Help Portrait event.
When: Saturday December 10th, 2011. Setup and prep begins at 8AM for all volunteers. The doors are open to the public from 12PM-4PM.
Where: Captivate Church, 400 Luzerne Avenue, Baltimore MD 21224
Who: You!! If you are interested in helping out, here are the people you need to know:
Hospitality - For those people who just want to reach out to the community and help greet the public and listen to their stories, post a comment or contact Colleen Smith -
Photographers - For those people who want to setup a station and impact someone's life with a portrait, post a comment or contact Mike Stog - firstname.lastname@example.org
Technology - For those who want to help out with all things tech (training, setup, troubleshooting) during the event, post a comment or contact one of these guys: Aaron Curtis - email@example.com, Karl Leifeste - firstname.lastname@example.org
Hair & Make-up - If you have a flair for the glamorous side of things, we could use you. Post a comment to the post if you are interested. Tanya Curtis will heading up this area.
That's the deal as it stands right now. As we get more news, we will post it here on the forum. Make sure you have your notifications turned on, and that you have added us to your address book so we don't get thrown out with the Junk Mail.
Talk to guys soon!!
How are we getting the word out about the event? Has anyone contacted local non-profits so that they can pass the word along to their clients? I can do that if nobody else has; my husband has lots of contacts I can reach out to.
Great question Jessica. Colleen Smith is coordinating the outreach near our primary location, and I'm working with getting the word out at Helping Up Mission.
We had hoped to have our flyers in hand by now (ordered them last week) but it'll be another week before they arrive. Some folks are printing generic and doing other things to get the word out.
I'm going to be at my studio this evening working on getting flyers made and such if you'd like to come by and pick some up.
Anyone interested in some flyers, just let me know in advance and I can have some ready for you.
Another area that we could use assistance with is working to get support for some of the needs we have for the event. Soliciting donations to the event so we can purchase supplies and materials needed for the event. If that's something you're interested in, please let me know and we can setup a time to discuss.
Do you have a pdf or jpg of the flyer ready that I could email out until the actual flyers are ready? I'm going to the Stoop tonight, but I can come by next week when the flyers from the printers are ready.
Is there a list anywhere of the items we still need? I would be willing to contact some local retailers to ask for in-kind donations. I also noticed that Baltimore is not on the online donation list. The event leader should fill out this form so we can accept online donations: bit.ly/hp-donations-2011
Also, is there a press release? We'll have an easier time getting donations if people with money know about the event. I can prepare and distribute one if it still needs to be done.
Jessica, we do have a flyer for local. I'm printing some in the studio, but we can get you access to all the files and such. If you can send me a message on how to get a hold of you via email, I can get you access to those files.
Thank you for volunteering to take on these tasks! The help is greatly appreciated!!