Three Mission-based portrait photographers raised $6,615 for the Mission Christmas Bureau last month.
This is the second year that the three companies – Megan Faber Photography, Athena Leskun Photography and Bailward Photography – participated in the Holiday Portraits in the Park fundraiser. They doubled last year’s total by photographing 46 families.
Megan, Athena and Alan made their donation announcement of $6,615 via Facebook Live and presented the donation to the MCB on Saturday.
“Our hearts are so full of love and joy right now. I wish you could have seen the families who attended. Everyone was in a festive spirit with big smiles. This year we had the big guy himself, Santa Claus, pay a visit to the 60-plus children who came to get their photos taken,” said Athena Leskun, adding the event would not have been possible without the help of volunteers Alyssa Kirkness, Andrea Bailward and Donna George.
To learn how you can help the Mission Christmas Bureau this season, visit missioncommunityservices.com/christmas-bureau.