I’m excited to announce that it’s almost time to begin another Charity Model Search, benefiting my favorite charity, Now I Lay me Down to Sleep (NILMDTS). I co-founded this 501©3 nonprofit organization in 2005, and it is more near and dear to my heart than ever.
NILMDTS offers free, professional portraits to parents suffering a loss of a new baby. This delicate and tragic time in a family’s life is profoundly heartbreaking. Commemorative portraits of the baby are a source of healing for parents and a unique way to honor their child’s precious memory.
The Charity Model Search is a major source of funding for the meaningful work that they do at NILMDTS. It’s a wonderful asset to the charity, made possible by portrait photographers (and their clients) across North America.
With your participation, you will receive substantial exposure in your local community as well as on a national level, through the charitymodelsearch.org website, where the voting process occurs. Your clients will be featured on the model search website, with the opportunity to win prizes and become North America’s Cutest Kid. Best of all, all proceeds from this fundraiser will benefit NILMDTS.
With your $25 registration on charitymodelsearch.org, you will receive a full set of marketing templates to help get your clients involved in this campaign. You can begin booking sessions and uploading portraits on January 1st, 2012. There is no limit on entries per photographer. Once uploaded, each portrait will receive $1 votes from family, friends and the general public. North America’s Cutest Child will be announced in mid-April next year, with valuable prize packages for the winning child and photographer.
Participating in the Charity Model Search is not only a great way to gain exposure to new clients in your community; it’s also a great way to give back. Last year’s Charity Model Search raised over $44,000 for NILMDTS. That is truly amazing. Thank you to everyone who participated and helped make that a success. Please join us this year.
Register at charitymodelsearch.org starting October 1st to become a part of this important cause.
To learn more about NILMDTS, donate or become a volunteer photographer, please visit their website at http://www.nowilaymedowntosleep.org