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Making a Difference in

20 Ways in 2020

Impressions Photography is celebrating 20 years in business in 2020 and to commemorate this special milestone we are participating in 20 different philanthropic events to give back to community organizations, charities and those in need. 


Hello everyone! Krista here. It seems hard to imagine that back when I was in high school photographing my first wedding that my dream of having my own photography business would not only become a reality, but would be a business that would stand the test of time and would provide photography services for over 20 years. As we approached that 20-year mark I wanted to do something special that would commemorate the year but also honor the community that has supported my business for these 20 years. I decided that 20 service minded actions, both small and large, some in monetary donations others through time investments would be the best way to show my appreciation. I hope everyone will join in, participate, donate and cheer along as we try to accomplish our goal of making a difference in 20 ways in 2020.

We have a full calendar in 2020 joining different charitable causes each month to make a difference. We will update that list here every month. Check back to see the events and also find out how you can join the fun and help us make a difference!





September

Supporting and Advocating For Student Mentor Programs

This month I am advocating for The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools. To assist the great work this organization does we are donating 25% of every online print sale directly to the charity. This one is for current Impressions Photography clients who have an online gallery. Order one 5x7 print or an entire wall of canvas prints, now is the time to order! Every order placed between September 1st and September 30th, 2020 will be included and 25% of the total sale will go directly to The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools. 

I also want to spend this month advocating for this organization as well as all organizations that pair volunteer mentors with students. I am in my third year mentoring high school students and of all of the volunteer work I have done over the years this has been by far the most rewarding. Both the difference I feel I've made as well the impact it has had on me has far exceeded my initial expectations. I want to encourage others to consider also getting involved here in Fort Myers or in your own community as a student mentor. You may be surprised at how much you can offer by just being a friendly face and an open heart for a few hours a month. I am going to post more information about my experiences and benefits I've seen on the Impressions Photography Instagram page, however I encourage anyone who has questions about mentoring or wants to talk more about what it entails to reach out. I'd be happy to answer any questions and share more about my experience with The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools.

August

Sending Goats

During the month of August we are including our new wedding clients in our monthly community service project. This month for every new client that reserves wedding photography services we will be donating a goat to a community in Haiti. I have followed the amazing work of Many Hands for Haiti for years and I'm excited to be doing something to help the organization grow it's mission. They are an Iowa based organization that has done incredible things to help the people of Haiti. On their list of needs is goats, so we are making it our August service project to get goats into the hands of the people who need them. If you are considering reserving Impressions Photography for your wedding day sign up this month and be a part of the project. Help us help Many Hands for Haiti and bring one more goat to the herd. 



July

All About the Arts

We are excited to be a adding our name to the Alliance For The Arts new ArtsPark. Impressions Photography has sponsored a paver that will line the paths of this beautiful new park. If you would like to join our efforts and help to make this new space fabulous you can do so by donating on the Alliance For The Arts website


June

Porch Portraits for Harry Chapin Food Bank

Did you really do quarantine if you didn't have a porch portrait? There is still time to have one of these oh so 2020 portrait sittings. We have a limited number of porch portraits that we will be offering in exchange for a donation to the Harry Chapin Food Bank in Fort Myers. 100% of the money goes to the charity. The donation is made directly to the organization. The porch portrait sitting will be done right at your home and includes 5 digital images of your pictures. We are suggesting a $50 donation for these photo shoots. Shoots are available in Fort Myers, Cape Coral and Sanibel Island. Contact us today for availability and to schedule your families porch portrait!



May

Supporting a Classroom

We are providing a classroom with a complete set of the Sunshine State Readers books but we don't want to stop there! For every wedding or portrait that reserves Impressions Photography during the month of May we will donate one more book in hopes of filling a second classroom, making this reading program available to even more students.

While most school libraries have copies of these books, the Sunshine State Readers are often in limited supply. Schools with large outside support will have entire sets in each classroom while other schools may be sharing books among hundreds of students. The books encourage reading and offer students opportunities to compete for reading awards throughout the state. While the program is great for encouraging reading and rewarding students for reading these specific books, it is unfortunate that it is less accessible to some populations of students. Giving more students access to these valuable books will encourage reading while making this program accessible to even more students.

April

20 Trees for Every Wedding

For every wedding that reserves Impressions Photography during the month of April 20 trees will be planted through the organization One Tree Planted. Those trees will be planted right here in Florida and will help to restore forests destroyed by fire and hurricanes. Arbor Day is this month let's work together to make the world a greener place! 


March


BOGO Family Portraits

For every family portrait sitting that is purchased during the month of April a second family portrait sitting will be donated to a Valerie's House family. This local non-profit organization helps children to adapt to living with new caregivers after the loss of a parent. A family portrait will help to bring some normalcy to a very difficult time for these children. Book a sitting this month for anytime in the future and another family will also benefit from the special memories a family portrait makes.