Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Celebration of Smiles


On April 21 Lagniappe* will participate with "A Nurturing Moment," Southerland's Photo, Inc., and a group of photographers around the country in a very special portrait promotion. On that day we will be providing a wonderful opportunity for you to update portraits of yourself, family members, and friends. In doing so, you will help to support Operation Smile, which provides free surgeries for children around the world who suffer with cleft lips, cleft palates and other facial deformities.

Along with other members of Professional Photographers of America (PPA), we are offering the gift of an individual portrait session and a desk-size portrait in exchange for a $24 donation to PPA Charities, which has chosen Operation Smile as its charitable partner. For every 10 individuals we photograph, another child will receive the gift of surgery! It costs as little as $240 for Operation Smile's medical volunteers to provide a life-saving surgery that can take as little as 45 minutes. One hundred percent of each donation will go to Operation Smile.

We also believe that our Celebration of Smiles Day is a wonderful way to teach children the value of reaching out to others. Even small children can understand the importance of Operation Smile’s work, and they are eager to help these needy children. We hope you will join with us in helping to make this vital work possible, and we promise to create a portrait that you will treasure.

To schedule your session appointment, please email me at

Celebration of Smiles will take place on Saturday, April 21 at A Nurturing Moment, 7540 Memorial Parkway SW, Suite B, Huntsville, AL  35802, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Southerland's Photo is donating printing services.

Please, please try to participate in a Celebration of Smiles, and encourage your family members and friends to participate.  I am really hoping to earn enough for at least one surgery (two would be fantastic!).

Thank you!   Darlene

p.s. Maybe you'd like a new Facebook photo or photos for a FB Timeline Banner!

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