Giving Back

Occasionally the stars align. My family and I were planning a trip back home to Reno to see my mom and dad. For them it was so they could see their grandkids. They don’t care about their actual child anymore. It’s all about the grandkids now! My mom mentioned to me that her job was planning to create a yearbook of sorts for the staff and their disabled team members. She works for United Cerebral Palsy of Nevada and their mission is to advance the independence, productivity and full citizenship of people with disabilities. They create programs that help create life without limits for people with disabilities such as Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Autism, traumatic brain injuries and many others. I was already looking for a way to give back to my community here in LA but things weren’t clicking. So I thought why does it have to be my community? Why not my old community? Or any community for that matter? So I asked her if they could postpone for a few months until I could make it out and shoot some headshots for them as charity. You see, organizations like UCPNV don’t have big budgets. They barely have one at all. I may only be saving them a couple thousand dollars but that’s a big deal for them and money they can put toward making their program better. I think the world is becoming smaller and smaller and our community isn’t local anymore. We can and should help wherever it’s needed no matter the location. I know Reno isn’t all that far but I believe this is just the first step in a longer journey to help those in need.

 

UCPNV Employee Headshots

UCPNV Team Members