Pictures of Hope

The Meredith Vieira Show recently featured a child whose life was changed forever by her "Picture of Hope".
The Meredith Vieira Show

I am currently working with Chevrolet to introduce "Pictures of Hope" to children living in shelters in Tucson, El Paso, Philadelphia, New York City, Flint, Michigan, Tulsa, Raleigh, Fayetteville, Charlotte, Kansas City, St. Louis, Washington, DC, Minneapolis, and Albuquerque. The childrens' cards are ready for purchase and listed by city below.

The children expressing their "hopes and dreams" with a camera live in homeless shelters or are in at-risk situations. Through photography children share their heartfelt feelings.

"Their hopes and dreams captured in quiet moments tell a story that few adults can imagine. When you show children that you care about what they wish for in life, perhaps a child who never felt he or she had self worth, now will", says Linda Solomon.

Holiday greeting cards with the children's heartfelt photos of "hope" will be available at Thanksgiving. Thanks to the generosity of Chevrolet and it's dealers, 100 percent of the proceeds will benefit the shelters and facilities in each city.

As part of "Pictures of Hope", Linda Solomon provided a photo tutorial at each of the thirteen locations. At the conclusion of the tutorial, the children were surprised with cameras and given their first photo assignment as young photojournalists: capture their "hopes and dreams" on film. The children in all thirteen cities are ages 6-13 and will celebrate their "Pictures of Hope" at Meet The Young Artist Receptions during November and December.

Chevrolet

Pictures of Hope 2013

Holiday Cards from all 12 Pictures of Hope cities are now available. Each city has a set of 15 cards, with a sample card from each below. Contact the organization listed below the card to order your set!

Tucson

Tucson

Our Family Services

Order this set online at: OurFamilyServices.org or by phone at (520) 323-1708.

Fort Myers

Fort Myers

The Salvation Army of Lee, Hendry, & Glades Counties

Order this set online at: SalvationArmyLeeCounty.org or by phone at (239) 278-1551.

Memphis

Memphis

Agape Child & Family Services

Order this set online at: AgapeMeansLove.org or by phone at (901) 323-3600.

Albuquerque

Albuquerque

Joy Junction

Order this set online at: JoyJunction.org or by phone at (505) 217-9586.

El Paso

El Paso

Reynolds Home

Order this set online at: ReynoldsHome.org or by phone at (915) 274-2598.

Indianapolis

Indianapolis

Partners in Housing

Order this set online at: PartnersInHousingIndy.org or by phone at (317) 633-1861.

Kansas City

Kansas City

Sheffield Place

Order this set online at: SheffieldPlace.org/Pictures-of-Hope or by phone at (816) 483-9927.

Nashville

Nashville

Nashville Rescue Mission

Order this set online at: NashvilleRescueMission.org or by phone at (615) 255-2475.

Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City

City Rescue Mission

Order this set online at: CityRescue.org or by phone at (405) 232-2709.

Phoenix

Phoenix

Homeward Bound

Order this set online at: HomewardBoundAZ.org or by phone at (602) 374-8735.

Cleveland

Cleveland

The Salvation Army, Zelma George Family Shelter

Order this set online at: SalvationArmyCleveland.org or by phone at (216) 781-3773.

Morristown

Morristown

Jersey Battered Women's Service, Inc

Order this set online at: JBWS.org or by phone at (973) 267-7520.

CBS Evening News

Previously, CBS Evening News documented Pictures of Hope in Tucson. The children have created greeting cards with their photos and heartfelt words and 100 percent of the proceeds will benefit The Christina Green Memorial Fund.

» Ashleigh Burroughs' blog: Linda Solomon, A Genuine Hero
» Ashleigh Burroughs' blog: About the Pictures of Hope cards!

Pictures of Hope and the children Linda have inspired have been featured twice on CBS Evening News, twice on ABC World News, Oprah, NBC Nightly News and on local affiliates throughout the US. Pictures of Hope will allow children to create Holiday cards with their images of hope and beautiful words.

It's A SNAP

During the 90's, Linda created the ground-breaking "It's A SNAP" children's photography program for Kmart/Kodak, donating over one million cameras to children. Every Kmart in the country adopted a school and Linda's photography program was featured in each school, over 250,000 cameras were donated per year. And for the first time exhibitions were featured in Kmart stores, each child had a photo on display (a Solomon idea). "This builds a child's self-esteem", remarked Linda, and that is the reason Kmart and Kodak sponsored Linda's program and provided camera's to over 1 million children.

Other Endeavors

Linda Solomon has also been a corporate spokesperson and founder of children's branding platforms for Kodak, Eckerd, Kmart, The Taubman Company, General Motors and Saturn. She has devoted her career to teaching her love of photography and journalism. Linda attended The University of Arizona and has a home in Tucson.

Past Programs

Previously, her "My Holiday Wish" program, for children in Orlando, Florida and Raleigh, North Carolina homeless shelters, gained national acclaim. Photographs taken by these children were transformed into greeting cards sold through the Salvation Army in both cities, with 100 percent of the proceeds directly benefiting women and children in city homeless shelters.