Rehabilitation Through Photography (RTP) has announced the launch of the “RTP Retailer Rally”. RTP’s goal is in-kind donations of $50,000 by December 2010 from the photographic imaging retailer community.
Hunts Photo & Video, New England’s largest retailer of photo, video and digital imaging products, is the inaugural retailer in this program with a substantial donation of camera equipment. Gary Farber, co-owner of Hunts Photo & Video declared “The RTP Retailer Rally” is a way for retailers to give back to the community. I challenge all retailers to join me by making a donation and support the RTP goal of providing photography equipment to help transform lives.”
RTP has been transforming lives of people with special needs through photography for almost 70 years. Programs serve all facets of the community from the physically handicapped, developmentally disabled, at risk or economically challenged youth and nursing home residents. RTP provides photography instruction and programs to the physically and emotionally handicapped, the elderly, at-risk youth, the economically disadvantaged, the homeless and, the visually impaired.
Jane Becker, Executive Director of RTP stated, “The RTP Retailer Rally gives an enormous boost to our program. The equipment we receive in the next few months will enable us to supply our current programs and perhaps expand to other qualified programs. Our special thanks to Gary Hunt of Hunts Photo & Video for becoming our inaugural donor to this program and to Jerry Grossman of PIR, Photo Industry Reporter for publishing PSA ads to spread the word about out program.”
The cameras can be “new” or “refurbished”. All types of cameras are needed from point and shoot cameras to DSLR’s.
Please ship the cameras directly to: RTP, 3 East 33rd Street, Suite 101, New York, NY 10016. All donations are tax-deductible.