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Donations Needed for Cradles to Crayons

Recently, together with my colleagues at BNI, we volunteered in the Giving Factory of a fabulous organization called Cradles to Crayons. We spent a few hours sorting and cleaning toys for thousands of kids in need in Massachusetts. This non-profit was the most organized, passionate, and fun group of people to work with! Their mission is to provide children from birth through age 12, living in homeless or low-income situations, with the essential items they need to thrive- at home, at school, and at play.

In Massachusetts alone, there are more than 305,000 children, 12 years and under, that are living in low-income households. In any given year, more than 100,000 Massachusetts children will experience homelessness! These statistics are staggering and hit home for me. There are so many children in need and so much we can do with just a little effort to help out!

I figured now is a great time to go through our homes and take an inventory of things that can be donated to help out. From now until February 12th,  I am hosting a collection drive for new and nearly new goods for children ages 0-12. This includes toys, clothing, footwear, outerwear, and new underwear, socks, and diapers. Click here for a complete list of items that are accepted. 

The most urgent need is for the following items:

1- Girls winter coats size 2T

2- New socks and underwear, all sizes

3- Warm hats and gloves, size 5-7 (both boys and girls)

The coolest part about Cradles to Crayons is that they strive to create gift packages for children that are tailored to the individual child. So for example, if Charlie, a 3 year old boy, loves Thomas the Train and the color red, Cradles to Crayons will try to send train toys, clothing with the Thomas Logo and say a red jacket. It makes the experience fun for the personal “shoppers” at Cradles to Crayons to pick out items for each kid, but must also be an amazing feeling for a child in need to receive such a special package.

So, what do you think? Do you have any new or nearly new items just laying around your home that could help out one of these 305,000 children in need? If so, send me an email at kieraslyephotography@gmail.com and I can arrange a time to collect your donations. I can’t WAIT to deliver them on 2/12!

Thank you so much guys!

 

For more information about how to give back, ways to volunteer and more, check out www.cradlestocrayons.org.

 

Here are a few images from our trip to the Giving Factory! Children as young as 5 can volunteer at the Giving Factory to help out! What a great way to share the value of giving back with your child! Consider a family trip soon!

 

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Black Friday – Cyber Monday Sale!

For the first time ever, Kiera Slye Photography is offering 50% off digital images Black Friday through Cyber Monday only! Join in on the fun and scoop up some fabulous images at 1/2 price! Choose to purchase digital images from your past sessions or pre-purchase digital image credit for future sessions!

All client galleries have been re-activated for the next month. Check out your favorite galleries here! To order, select your favorite images in the client galleries and email Kiera at kieraslyephotography@gmail.com with the number of images you wish to purchase and the gallery name associated with your order. Kiera will email you back to set up a payment schedule with you and digitally deliver your high resolution image(s). All digital images come with unlimited printing and sharing rights.

Pricing is as follows:

$30 for 1 image
$25 each for 5 or more images
$500 for entire gallery of images

Sale ends on Monday, December 2, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

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Boston Fall Mini Sessions!

BOSTON FALL MINI SESSIONS ARE BACK!

Here are the details:

  • The $125 session fee includes:
    • a 30 Minute Portrait Session; and
    • 1 digital high resolution image with unlimited printing rights.
  • Choose from 1 of 2 dates:
    • Saturday, October 12, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.; or
    • Sunday, November 10, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Choose your location:
  • Choose your package: (If you want more than the 1 included image, simply add your package to the session fee!)
    • 1 Digital Image = $50
    • 5 Digital Images = $200
    • 10 Digital Images = $300

The Fine Print:

  • The entire session fee is due at the time of booking to reserve your spot and is non-refundable.
  • Session times are first come, first served.
  • In the event of poor weather, a rain date of November 9th has been reserved.
  • Receive $10 off your digital package if you pay for it at the time of booking.
  • Refer a friend who also books a Fall Mini Session with us, and you will both receive $10.00 product credit. Make sure to let me know who referred you!
  • Book your session today by emailing me at: kieraslyephotography@gmail.com or call me at 617.433.SLYE (7593). Make sure to let me know which location, date, time, and package you prefer.
  • Mini Sessions are extremely popular and time slots will fill up fast.
  • I am looking forward to seeing you all soon!
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Wrapped Around Her Fingers

Magical moment when a Father’s life is changed forever! Baby Violet already has her daddy wrapped around her tiny fingers at less than 19 hours old! Congratulations Adam and Kelli on the birth of your precious and beautiful baby girl! Can’t wait to capture her newborn portraits soon!

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