I have been so blessed in my life, so I feel strongly about giving back to my community and charitable organizations that are close to my heart.
A few ways Tiia Norsym Photography gives back to the community:
A percentage of the credit card processing fees paid goes to the Purple Asparagus in Chicago through the Merchant Giving Project. “Every day, Purple Asparagus strives to teach children across the Chicagoland area to enjoy food that’s healthy for the planet and for their bodies, incorporating fruits, vegetables and whole grains for a healthy lifestyle – and bringing whole families together back around the table.” Please visit their website to learn more about how they help: http://purpleasparagus.com.
Supporting families that are planning or recently have adopted is one of the most important ways that Tiia likes to give back as she was adopted as an infant from South America. Tiia works with Red Thread Sessions to offer a complimentary photography session for adoptive families. This is held during the homecoming or shortly after they have become a family. Please visit her Adoption Photography page to learn more.
Offering portrait Fundraising events and Volunteer photography services for neighborhood schools, Sauganash Elementary School, Queen of all Saints, and Lincoln Park Cooperative Preschool and as well as her children’s school, Near North Montessori in Chicago.
Donating portrait session gift certificates are to all schools and organizations requesting a package for their silent auctions, benefiting organizations across the city of Chicago.
The Annual Valentine’s Day Portrait fundraiser benefits Dando Amor and the Shoes 4 Love shoe drive in the Chicago area brings shoes and income to orphans in Haiti, Ecuador, and Africa. Dando Amor is a truly special organization that is close to Tiia’s heart as they are changing the lives of orphaned children. To help tell the story of Tiia’s personal experience with Dando Amor and why she continues to raise money for this organization, please visit the Blog Post.
Below are some highlights from the Valentine’s Day Fundraiser. If you would like to learn more or attend please contact me.