Posts Tagged ‘Donations’

The night before…


Workshop classes start tomorrow! Yesterday we were busy getting cameras ready for each class: testing, finding batteries, chargers and memory cards. We also found some interesting stories along the way. A few of the donated cameras still had photos on the memory cards (all cleared now, but we liked the peek into your lives!). As […]

Suddenly I LOVE going to the post office!

Angelica and Dyar

Hey everyone!   We’ve been blown away by the support we’ve received!  Here is an update to let you know how things are going:   -We’ve had cameras donated from many different countries, coming in the mail, and via friends and volunteers.  I can’t tell you how excited I get when I go to the […]

Half-way There + A Cheer for Social Media


  Two weeks ago we launched a campaign to gather enough cameras for our 2012 summer workshops.  I’m happy to say that we’re over half-way to our goal!  Thank you!!  We’ve had cameras, memory cards, and other bits donated.  Some are on their way to Iraq already.  It’s been so amazing to feel so supported! […]

1 camera + 1 memory card = super happy kids


  Hi friends! This week we’re launching a campaign to gather the cameras we need for our summer workshops.  Would you help us spread the word? Most folks who upgrade their cameras tuck their old camera away “just in case”.  There are millions of cameras tucked away and never used. They could be donated and […]



Wanted to give a shout-out to the kind folks at First United Church in Sherkston, Ontario (Canada). They asked me to speak at their Christmas luncheon today. It was a lovely time. Not only were they gracious, asking lots of questions after my talk, but they also gave a donation toward the project. Thank you!!

Preview: 2011 Workshop Day 15

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We mixed it up a bit in today’s class, and we couldn’t wait to show you a preview of how things went. We’ve had a few generous donors give DSLRs to ONE-SHOT. Some of our students are ready to move up from the point-and-shoot cameras. But we have many more students than cameras. How to […]

A new way to get in touch…

Did you think we disappeared? Nope! But with everyone in Sulaymaniyah (and the rest of the country) celebrating Eid al-Adha, our schedule has been a little off. In the meantime, we’ve been working on some administrative details. I’m happy to tell our American supporters that we have a new U.S. address to receive donations of […]

Friends + Family + Food = Cameras for Kids!

friends+food+family = Cameras for Kids!

This past Tuesday, the most amazing group of folks got together in support of ONE-SHOT. Linda Crago, a friend and farmer, hosted an event at her farm in Wellandport, ON, Canada. Linda knows that people who support local farms and who love good food are some of the most generous people around. She’s right! Linda […]

Gear Update – Only 3 weeks left!

18 Flip video MinoHD Cameras have been donated for this workshop!

This feels like a count-down: in less than a month we’ll be starting our first photography workshop! We put out the request a few weeks ago for point & shoot cameras. The word has gone out via email, blog posts, Twitter, Google+, Freecycle, and of course by word of mouth in our own social circles. […]

Update on the number of cameras!

It’s now a little less than 6 weeks away from our first photography workshop! We put out the request last week for point & shoot cameras, with the hopes of having enough for our class of 15-20 kids from the local group of students in Sulaymaniyah, northern Iraq. We’ll be collecting more than 20 cameras, […]

New Donation! from Atlanta

ONE-SHOT | Donations from Atlanta!

This is a quick update! Today we’ve received another donation for ONE-SHOT, this time from Gary S. Chapman and some other friends from Atlanta area. I’d like to mention their names here: Gibbs Frazeur, Michael Alexander, Stan Kaady and finally Sara Chapman. We want to thank each of you and let you know that we […]

Update! June 2011

First of all I own you a BIG apology for our lack of communication on this site. That should never have happened, so we’ll make sure that it doesn’t happen again. We have faced different problems that have delayed our work as ONE-SHOT, starting from some unrest/protests in our city, which included some casualties, from […]

Encouraging News for ONE-SHOT! (Update)

Wow, it’s been 4 months since we launched this website and finally we have some news to share with you. Let me start from the beginning… at the moment ONE-SHOT is the effort/result of my family, IGVP, and my NGO team, but since my family and I are on a break in our home country, […]