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Detroit Children Selected For Photojournalist’s Award-Winning Program

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Children from Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries (Facebook Photo)

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DETROIT (WWJ) - For children who live at the Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries, a picture is worth just one word: Hope.

Award winning photojournalist and author, Linda Solomon, brings her nationally acclaimed program “Pictures of Hope” to Detroit at the Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries on September 30 at 3:00 pm.

Solomon will provide a photography lesson and empower the children to capture photos of hope. Following this photo exercise, Solomon and Susan Ianni, General Manager of Gordon Chevrolet, will surprise the children with cameras.

Solomon said the children’s photos will share their hopes and dreams, captured in quiet moments that tell a story few adults can imagine.

The children’s photos will be transformed into holiday greeting cards which will be sold through the Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries. And 100 percent of the proceeds from the sale of the “Pictures of Hope” greeting cards will benefit the many families and children who receive services at the Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries.

During the holiday season from Thanksgiving through Christmas every customer who purchases a new Chevrolet from Gordon Chevrolet will be given the “Pictures of Hope” greeting cards as a gift.  A matching donation will be given to the shelter from Gordon Chevrolet.

Dr. Chad Audi, President and CEO of Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries, said the photos taken by homeless children will shows how simple, yet profound, the dreams and hopes all children have.

“It gives them the gift of realizing that they are loved, that they are ‘somebody’, how very important we think they are and it builds their confidence in ways that will sustain them as they spread their wings wide to embrace their bright futures, perhaps even as photojournalists,” Audi said in a statement.

The celebration of the unveiling of the children’s “Pictures of Hope” cards will take place in November at Gordon Chevrolet in Garden City.

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