About the Faces of Hope fund
Alison Wright, a New York based documentary photographer, has spent a career capturing the universal human spirit through her photographs and writing. For many of her editorial and commercial projects, Alison travels to all regions of the globe photographing endangered cultures and people while covering issues concerning the human condition.
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The Faces of Hope fund partners with community and Non Governmental Organizations to help provide medical assistance, education and aid to children in crisis around the world. I partner with new projects on an ongoing basis.
When documenting world-wide humanitarian issues I strive to bring a face to the place and raise social conscious awareness but sometimes making a photo doesn’t feel like enough. My goal through the Faces of Hope Fund is to also help bring some financial assistance to the various global communities I’ve photographed that have touched me so deeply.
I bear witness to the dire needs and situations of children of each of the countries that I travel. When you hear that over 230,000 were killed in an earthquake, the numbers are almost too much for us to comprehend. But when you look into the eyes of one child the situation becomes more personal. Despite sometimes feeling that we’re digging our way out of a catastrophe with a teaspoon I’ve learned along the way that helping even one child is at least something. One country, one child.
We’ve been busy supporting a health clinic in Laos, supplying tents to Haiti after the earthquake, sending girls to school in India, donating to a rehabilitation center for children in the Middle East, helping fund a mobile medical unit for Burmese refugees in Thailand, supporting girls from being sex trafficked in Nepal. By partnering with these local grass roots organizations I’m always struck by the fact that so little money can do so much to make such a difference in these countries.
The faces of hope are not just the children, I’ve come to realize, but the faces of hope are also those who are out there working so tirelessly to create solutions to the problems. Thank you for your generous donations that have helped touch so many lives with your support.
Every tax-deductible dollar donated to this fund goes directly to valid grass-roots organizations I’ve witnessed that are helping the children in their communities.
Online giving is safe and easier than ever. However, if you would prefer to send your donation by mail please send using this address:Tides Foundation Attn: Bella Celnik PO Box 29198 San Francisco, CA 94129 BCelnik@tides.org Ph: 415-561-6400
The Faces of Hope Fund (#1804) is housed through the Tides Foundation so please make the checks out to “Tides Foundation” with a notation on the memo line that it’s for the “Faces of Hope Fund,” (#1804) on the check. All donations are tax-deductible.
In this life, we can’t do great things. We can only do small things with great love~ Mother Teresa