First, a local Houston photographer and Photoshop guru, Kristie MacLaughlin, is putting together a book of visual and literary art on Louisiana and the Gulf Coast. She will be self publishing through www.blurb.com which allows proceeds of book/album sales to be donated to charity (I will be using them for photo albums). The proceeds of this book will go to help Louisiana residents affected by the tragic BP oil spill and she is asking for artists and writers to make artistic contributions to the book. I sent two photos to her today. For details on contributing or to get on a list of contacts interested in purchasing the book, please contact me and I'll put you in touch with Kristie. The submission deadline is June 21, 2010.
Second, the Houston Area Women's Center, where I volunteer, is looking for donations of school supplies (or cash) for the children they assist who are survivors of domestic violence and/or sexual assault. It's part of an annual school supply drive that they hold. For a list of needed supplies and information on where to donate, click HERE.