Davies Creative is proud to be a member of the Boulder county community. We are active members in the Boulder Chamber of Commerce and look forward to working side by side with many great Boulder businesses.
We also believe in giving back to both our local community as well as our global community, and to that end, we happily donate our time and services to some fantastic charity organizations.
Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep
Matt Davies is an affiliated photographer for Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep. This organization provides a gift that is so amazing, it brings tears to our eyes. Here it is in the orgainzation’s own words:
“Pregnancy and birth are miraculous journeys. This amazing time of life is full of mystery, anticipation, joy, hope, and wonder. Feeling the powerful energy of birth and new life, watching as a new family is born unto each other. These things humble and amaze. These are the things that we celebrate when a baby is born.
But there is another aspect of pregnancy and birth. There is an unexpected place in this journey where some families may find themselves. When a baby dies, a world is turned upside down. There is confusion, sadness, fear, and uncertainty that cannot be explained. There is sorrow where there should have been joy. During this time, it might be impossible for families to know what they might need in order to heal in the future.
This is the place where the Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep Foundation gently provides a helping hand and a healing heart. For families overcome by grief and pain, the idea of photographing their baby may not immediately occur to them. Offering gentle and beautiful photography services in a compassionate and sensitive manner is the heart of this organization. The soft, gentle heirloom photographs of these beautiful babies are an important part of the healing process. They allow families to honor and cherish their babies, and share the spirits of their lives. The NILMDTS mission statement is to introduce remembrance photography to parents suffering the loss of a baby with the gift of professional portraiture. We believe these images serve as an important step in the family’s healing process by honoring their child’s legacy.”
Please visit their website at http://www.nowilaymedowntosleep.org to learn more about this amazing organization.
Operation Smile is a fantastic organization. The are a mobilized force of medical professionals and caring hearts who provide safe, effective reconstructive surgery for children born with facial deformities such as cleft lip and cleft palate. The staff are all volunteers and the surgery is provided free of charge. They operate in 50 countries around the world, and since 1982 have given over 150,000 children a chance at a more normal life.
Through PPA Charities, Davies Creative participates in the annual Family Portrait Month charity drive every October. In 2011 Davies Creative will become a PPA Charities Studio, and will support Operation Smile with every wall portrait we sell. We are honored to be able to help children look their best just by helping our clients look their best.
To learn more about PPA Charities and Operation Smile, visit their website at http://www.saveasmile.org/
Founded by Celebrity Photographer Jeremy Cowart, Help-Portrait is a community of photographers, coming together across the world to use their photography skills to give back to their local community.
Every December, photographers around the world will be grabbing their cameras, finding people in need and taking their picture. When the prints are ready, the photographs get delivered. In 2010, Davies Creative was proud to assist a group working in Berthoud, CO that provided portraits for 125 people from 70 families. We look forward to participating in Help-Portrait again in 2011.
Visit Help-Portrait’s website at http://help-portrait.com/ to find out more, and hear some amazing stories about how lives were changed all around the world in a single day.