This Charity Fest post from Oscar Sifuentes, takes us to Mexico. It's the perfect example that not all photographers give back using their cameras. This is just about blood, sweat and tears for a project that one photographer is working hard to simply give back, with or without a camera! Skip Cohen
Marcie Ornelas, with her family since 2008, have given their time and sweat for a very special project, an Orphanage in Ensenada. Thanks to help from donations they are building the orphanage in Maneadero B.C. Mexico.
Twice a month they travel to take materials donated for the construction. Every year in January in Mexico they celebrate Dia De Reyes where the kids have received toys. During December Marcie makes a Christmas party for all her photographer friends. Each one has to bring donation of toys or clothes. Photographers are invited to help on that day and hand out toys and clothes for these poor children in Ensenada.
This has been a long road for our family taking a lot of our weekends, but it's taught us as a family, that together we can do anything. When Christmas comes around each year we don't make our Santa list, our Ensenada list. My mother has not only made time for the children of Ensenda, but our house is always filled with her photographer friends. She's built an amazing network of people who always come when help is needed. My mother can never say no.