Another First Friday is this weekend!

Monday night I visited Neighborhood Ministries in downtown Phoenix to shoot some photos of kids for the Day Twelve Gallery and this coming First Friday event. I wish I could remember the girl’s name in the photo above, but it was long and I’m bad with them anyways. However, when I asked her name…I remember it sounding beautiful. Just like her. A foster child attending this weekly Neighborhood Ministries event…who knows what her life is like? Is it hard? Has she been shuffled around a lot? Separated from siblings? Or have things been good for her?

I don’t know any of the answers, but I do know her smile and enthusiasm were catching. I took about five photos of her while standing in this classroom filled with kids. She demanded the camera…I have a feeling she’s going places.

But right now, these kids need some help. This Friday’s event at Day Twelve will feature photos of children from all over, including a few from Neighborhood Ministries and also some recent images from Haiti by Charith Norvelle. The goal of the evening is to provide for these local foster kids and everyone is encouraged to bring an unwrapped toy to donate to their cause.

I urge you all to stop by on Friday night from 6-10pm, drop off a toy and see some amazing art. You can read more about it with this month’s flier.