Upon returning home to California and sharing images on social media, his friends suddenly wanted to buy his eclipse collage image.
Around the same time, hurricanes were ravaging the Texas coast, Florida and Puerto Rico.
Tarik was suddenly struck with an idea. While he usually gave away his fine art photography to friends and family, what if he sold some of these eclipse prints – signed and numbered them – and donated the money for disaster relief?
So, he did. And, in less than two weeks, he raised enough money for local food banks to feed more than 60 people – in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico – three meals a day for an entire month.
And, just like that, an idea was born.
Focus Relief – FINE ART Photography for Charity
Making a Difference
Donating to food banks is a wise investment as they are quite efficient with your donation. For example, consider this perspective from the Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida:
Every $50 donated to a food bank provides $450 in groceries
Every $125 donated feeds a family of four for over a month
$500 provides 100 weekend food packs designed to bridge the nutritional gap that exists when elementary school children lack access to school cafeterias
97% of donations go directly to feeding hungry people
In other words, every dollar makes a difference for the most vulnerable in our communities, particularly the poor, children and the elderly.