Two boys show a craft Christmas reef one made at the Drew CDC's Family Preservation Christmas party
I’ve currently been working with a talented group of pro-bono consultants from a nonprofit called Taproots Foundation. The organization pairs up professionals from a variety of concentrations with small, local nonprofits that need help in achieving some goal or developing something.
In this case, my team and I are helping LA-based Drew Child Development Corporation (Drew CDC) develop an annual report. Drew CDC is a community-based child development and family support organization serving the Watts/Willowbrook area of Los Angeles. As the photographer for the project, I’m tasked with the creative direction and production of images that are to be used in the document.
After a lengthy discovery phase, we are now moving into production. This month, I made the first of many visits-to-come to Drew CDC’s facilities. I got to see and capture what they do. It has been inspiring and moving, to say the least, witnessing people, passionate about their work, help to lift up a community of mostly under-served families. This is the kind of selfless pursuit for the greater good that continues to draw me to working with nonprofit organizations. Visit their website to learn more about Drew CDC.
The following are a few of my favorite shots from their annual Christmas Potluck and a Christmas party held as part of their Family Preservation program.