Owens and United Way to host Dec. 7th event
PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP, Ohio, Nov. 19, 2019:
In partnership with United Way of Greater Toledo, Owens
staff, students and alumni will gather with community volunteers
on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the
Owens Learning Center Downtown Toledo to donate their time
and skills to create memorable professional portraits for those
in need. Walk-ins are welcome on a first come, first served
basis from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Photographers, make-up artists, hair stylists, and volunteers
will gather to take part in this event to mark the tenth annual
Help-Portrait worldwide event. In 2008, Help-Portrait
began as an idea that transformed into a movement in just three
months. The idea behind Help-Portrait is simple: 1. Find
someone in need 2. Take their portrait 3. Print their portrait
and 4. Deliver their portrait.
Celebrity photographer Jeremy Cowart formed
Help-Portrait, a non-profit organization, in 2008 as he
contemplated using his skills and expertise to give back to
those who may not have the opportunity for a professional
photo. The idea is that a photographer has the unique ability
to help someone smile, laugh and return their dignity. It is a
movement, a shift in photography.
In the last ten years, more than 75,442 volunteers have given
more than 381,856 portraits. Help-Portrait is a global movement
in more than 2803 locations in 67 countries. The annual
Help-Portrait event takes place on the first Saturday of
December each year in addition to special events.
This event is made possible through generous contributions made
to the Owens Community College Foundation.
The Owens Learning Center Downtown Toledo is located at
1301 Monroe St., Toledo. For additional information or
questions, please contact Krista Kiessling at
For more information,