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  • Susie Wilburn

    My husband did this this past Christmas and really was happy with how it went. It is really a great feel good thing to do and he is hoping that it will expand next year to additional local schools participating. They targeted "Luke's backpack's students" or Free Lunch Students, however the principal did the contacting due to the confidentiality of that information. Many of the moms came with their children dressed up in Christmas outfits and had tears in their eyes because it meant so much to them to be able to get this kind of thing done at no cost. That was the part that really made my husband feel that he was really doing something wonderful for these folks. I'm just guessing, but I think they photographed about 65 people total at one school.

  • Rachel Chaikof

    You asked very good questions, Jen! However, I didn't create create this project. I just came across this video through a friend who posted it on Facebook. I would love to know what were the results from three years ago. I should look up online and see if there are more information.

  • Jen Gurecki

    While it's important for all individuals feel special and raise awareness about issues that affect the most vulnerable and disenfranchised, I'm curious if what the sick, poor, and lonely want or need is their photograph to be taken? What feedback did you receive from people who had their photo taken three years ago? Is there an opportunity for your project to change policy, provide funds, and/or create tangible change for these people? I applaud your vision and I'd love to learn more about your outcomes.