Hands of Hope

When Vicky Wauterlek, Founder of the nonprofit organization Hands of Hope, asked me if I’d like to include her cause in my philanthropy photography, I jumped at the chance. I had long admired her work in Africa, meeting the critical needs of women and children by addressing education, economic development, clean drinking water and health care. And I had long admired Vicky as a hard-working, determined yet consistently placid woman.

The first thing I did was take take a beautiful portrait of her.


In my meetings with Vicki over the winter, I realized that the best way I could support her work in Africa was to photograph the unique beauty of her Garden Faire, the #1 fundraiser for the important work of Hands of Hope. Over the last 14 years, the Garden Faire has raised over $4.5 million dollars. This year, as the Garden Faire is being staged, I’ve been photographing the volunteers at work. Here is a sneak peek at some of the special items you’ll be able to pick up at this year’s sale  …

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