Monday, December 8, 2008

Faces of Hope Calendar

The 2009 Faces of Hope calendar is now available for purchase, and I am going to try and solicit some sales here on my blog! This calendar was a labor of love for me, and I feel so incredibly blessed to have been such a big part of the project. For those of you who aren't familiar with what I am referring to, let me get you up to speed.

Most of you know that I am a pediatric speech therapist that works primarily with children with autism. Most of you also know that I dabble in photography and recently opened my own photography business. Well, this last spring, I decided to join two of my passions and volunteer to put together a fundraiser photography calendar of photos of children with autism from our community. The end result is the 2009 Faces of Hope calendar.

The fundraising portion of the calendar is for a local non-profit organization called the ISAAC foundation who provides therapy grants for local families of children with autism. So many of our families spend thousands and thousands of dollars each year on therapy so this is a way that they can get some relief from a portion of the financial strain. The Isaac foundation was started after Isaac Lytle, a three year old with autism, passed away in his sleep due to an undetected heart disorder. The family took the memorial funds and started this organization, and they already have given out over $25,000 this last year.

If we sell all of the calendars then we will have close to $10,000 more dollars to put back into the therapy grant funds. So, this is where you come into play! For just 10.00, you can be the proud owner of a calendar full of photographs of children with autism and also be the a very proud supporter of an incredible charity that is doing amazing things for families with autism.

Who do you know that would enjoy this calendar? a teacher? a special ed teacher? a therapist? someone who loves children? a family member with a child with autism? a friend with a child with autism?

You can purchase the calendar here, or you can leave me a comment with your contact information, or you can email me at:

Thank you so much for supporting this cause!


Anonymous said...

I've been reading you since Bedrest Boutique - my bedrest-inducing-niece was born in April 2007 at 34 weeks. I love your photos, stories and lessons. Purchasing this calendar (times 5) and bringing it to the East Coast is my thanks to you for all you are and all you do for others. Good luck and Merry Christmas! Yeah - it's okay to still say Merry Christmas!

Ashley said...

Dear Michelle in MA,

Thank you so much for purchasing the calendars! What a wonderful surprise to hear from you!

If your niece was born in April of 2007 then your sister/sister-n-law and I must have been pregnant and on bedrest at the same time! I hope she is thriving and doing well!

Merry Christmas to you , too! : )