The Heart Gallery of Western New York needs YOU to help foster children in need of adoption.
As per information provided by the New York State Office of Child and Family Services (OCFS):
“The Heart Gallery is a portrait exhibit displayed to raise awareness of the needs of foster children. Foster children waiting and hoping for their own adoptive family to love and protect them. Professional photographers volunteer to take compelling portraits and these beautifully framed and matted portraits get displayed along with the children’s biographies in various venues that will touch your heart.
The mission of the Heart Gallery of Western New York is to facilitate and use the power of photography to capture the individuality and dignity of children living in foster care in order to advocate for their permanency, raise public awareness about their needs, and obtain support to help meet those needs.”
If your are a Western New York-based photographer who’d be willing to volunteer your time by conducting photo shoots for local foster children in need of an adoptive family, PLEASE contact Sue Shaw at Adoption STAR (716-639-3900 or firstname.lastname@example.org). Sue can put you in touch with the necessary folks at OCFS who will happily take you up on your generous donation of time, services, and expertise.