I’ve been attending Photo Rehab for the past few years, and it has truly become like a second family and a large tight-knit community. Photo Rehab wanted to switch things up for it’s next workshop, and actually collaborated with Soles4Souls, a charity that donates shoes to schools all over the world! Our trip was in April and we set off to Antigua, Guatemala! Our crew was small but mighty, setting out to deliver 450 pairs of shoes to two different schools and one community over a few days! That is approximately $5,280 worth of shoes that families in Guatemala don’t have to spend on their children this year! To add our little flare to the Soles4Souls effort, Photo Rehab also provided photography! We had a printer on site and took photos of the kids and their families, which we were able to print right there for them. We also provided a good chunk of photos for Soles4Souls’ website to promote future endeavors! This experience was so rewarding. The smiles and giggles from the kids didn’t make it seem like we were doing charity work at all. They were so grateful, giving us hugs after we sized their feet and gave them shoes. They even ran into their classrooms, and came out giggling with thank you cards! The language barrier didn’t even exist in that moment when we communicated with hugs and hand holding and smiles and shared laughs.
Photography. Travel. Giving back. All of things in one week!? It was the best time. Soles4Souls and PhotoRehab had such a great time working together that we are actually linking up AGAIN next spring! The trip will be for 10 days in MOROCCO!! If you or anyone you know is interested in an event like this, please reach out to me and I can send you all the info!! 🙂