St. Joseph's Foundation Announces Open Casting Call | Contests
St. Joseph’s Foundation announces an open casting call for children up to the age of 10 to participate in the 2013 Little Angels Calendar Contest. The brainchild of Portraits by Angie Lane photographer Angie Francis, Little Angels is a fundraiser featuring and benefitting children.
The fundraiser has three parts:
First, parents sign up for a photo session and make a $100 donation to St. Joseph’s Foundation. Little Angels portraits incorporate wings, tricycles, headpieces, other adorable props, and, most importantly, your child.
Next, all images will be posted online where people can vote (for $1 per vote) for their favorite images. Parents should forward the link to everyone they know (post it on their Facebook profile, send it to their entire email address book, tell their family members and friends) so that their child can accrue votes. The top 13 images are then published in a Little Angels calendar, with the portrait that earns the most votes on the cover and the rest featured throughout the twelve months of the calendar.
Finally, when winners are announced, the calendar is produced and available in St. Joseph's Foundation for a $10 donation.
Proceeds from the sitting fees, votes, and calendar donations benefit the Women and Infant Center at St. Joseph’s Medical Center.
Past fundraising projects have been directed towards:
- The purchase of specialty Omni Giraffe Beds, a neonatal incubator designed specifically for thermoregulation (to sustain critical temperatures) and the reduction of environmental stimuli for the baby.
- The purchase of a fetal echocardiogram for pediatric cardiology services, enabling our perinatologists to perform EKGs on a fetus inside the womb, which in turn allows for the opportunity to identify heart problems and even correct them, before the baby is born.
- The purchase of neonatal resuscitation units for the two operating rooms, rocking chairs for breastfeeding, and specialty isolettes.
- The provision of yarn for local knitting group, the Knitwits, to create tiny, handmade blankets which are given to NICU babies.
Get involved in Little Angels 2013! Session dates have been set for May 3-5, 2012. Schedule your session by calling Portraits by Angie Lane: (209) 607-2768 or find out more by visiting www.angielane.com/littleangels.