Sharon High Photography Club helps Hope In Bloom plant Gardens for Breast Cancer

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The Problem

After reading an article on Hope In Bloom, I saw an opportunity to be able to combine two of my greatest passions in life, helping others and taking photographs. I created the Sharon High School Photography Club last year as a freshman. Hope In Bloom is a non profit organization that plants gardens free of charge at the homes of men and women undergoing breast cancer treatment. These gardens allow them a peacefulness in their life that helps them mentally feel healthy and heal faster. You can see more about this non profit on their web site www.hopeinbloom.org. Please consider Hope In Bloom and Sharon High School Photography Club as an organization worthy of your grant.

Plan of Action

My first year was pretty much organizing how it was going to work, writing a proposal to the principal, asking Hope In Bloom permission on creating cards made from our photos to sell, and figuring out how I was going to go about selling them. We have 13 members this year from all 4 high school grades. We have done many events to date and have a lot more planned thoughout the year.All proceeds go to Hope In Bloom. We hope to raise enough funds to plant a garden in the spring and one each year to come. Sharon High Photography Club's goal is to help people in need, one garden at a time.

Project Updates

Sharon High School Photography Club is organizing a professional photographers on line auction to benefit the gardens of Hope In Bloom. The auction will take place in the month of October. To date we have collected many photos from famous professional photographers. Watch for our updates. Anyone interested in donating a photo please email ericagreenberg@gmail.com.

Sharon High School Photography Club planted their first of hopefully many gardens this spring. It included a beautiful stone fountain, walkways and deer resistant perenials. See the before and after photos.

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