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Shutterbugs 4 Charity is kicking off its second fall fundraising effort with the sale of wall calendars and blank note cards. Donations and purchases can be made here on the website or you can email your order to our executive Director; Barbie Jones at barb@Shutterbugs4charity.org, or mail a donation/order to:
Shutterbugs 4 Charity
488 Ferry Road
Saco, ME 04072
Attn: Barbie Jones
The Shutterbugs Team has grown from 7 to 25 ( 23 of which are among the talented photographers presented on our website). The stunning work of our photographers captures the beauty of Maine, which are represented on our calendars and note cards.
The success of this first fundraiser allowed us to support many causes in 2020 including:
Royal Family Kids Camp – Serving children with a history of abuse, neglect, and abandonment.
The Center for Grieving Children
FairTide Homeless Services
Camp Capella- Serving Children with disabilities
My Place Teen Center
National Association for Suicide Prevention Program
Good Shepard Food Bank
Covid relief through My Teen Center and Rivalries meal programs offered to those in need in the community, as well as, our first responders.
Saco River Wildlife rescue
Our Shutterbugs team will continue to be active in nonprofit fundraising efforts by participating in charitable events and/or donating photography to support fundraising efforts.
We have also had a couple of Ambassadors who have taken on individual fundraising efforts to include Chris Bennett who did a trek for the National Center for Suicide Prevention and Lauren Chaffe who is currently touring lighthouses and raising awareness and donations for Camp CaPella, a camp for children with disabilities (view her journey at Laur’s lighthouses).
The Shutterbugs team has been humbled and overwhelmed with the outpouring of support and generous donations and purchases thus far. We have high hopes for 2021 and all that we will be able to accomplish in the community, none of which would be possible without all of your help.
Next, we have been hard at work on our website. We hope to keep you updated on what we are doing and the organizations and causes that we have supported. Please feel free to check back from time to time for updates.
We are also accepting nominations for nonprofits so please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have someone you would like us to consider (in the near future we will have a nominate button on our website).
Also, we have been working on establishing a social media presence on Facebook and Instagram so please give us a follow!
Lastly, We are part of the Amazon Smiles program and we are listed as a nonprofit you can select to receive a percentage of your purchases as part of Amazon’s program to give back to the community. This is an easy way to make a significant impact by simply signing up and telling Amazon who you want them to send the donation to. They do the rest, but you must remember to order under your “Amazon Smiles” account and not your existing Amazon account as they do not transfer the purchases automatically to this program.
Thanks again for all of your support. We hope to make you all proud to be involved in our organization!
The Shutterbugs Team