Take a Picture, Change a Life?


 

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Let’s face it, we are a selfie obsessed culture at the moment–especially when we are traveling. Any time you go anywhere you need to share your adventure with friends and family. And its a very good thing to document all the interesting places we’ve been to and loved.  Sometimes those pictures can even be a tool to support and comfort others. Just think of how many pictures your friends have shared on Facebook of themselves in front of the Eiffel Tower to show that they are united with the city of Paris this month?

Johnson & Johnson has figured out a way to channel our photo mania for an even  greater good. The company is sponsoring a very cool free app called Donate a Photo that we love.

Emma Roberts, Nigel Barker and Zachary Levi were among the celebs launching the concept at the The Ritz-Carlton near Central Park in New York City recently.

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The always photogenic Emma Roberts was on hand for the November 24th launch

Here’s how it works:  First download the donate a photo app. Then you select a cause you are interested in (ours is helping an organization called Girlup which provides bikes to help girls in Guatemala get to distant schools safely, but there are lots of others to choose from). Take a photo or select one from your phone. You finally donate your photo to the Johnson & Johnson gallery and they will give $1 to the cause of your choice. It’s that simple.

The company plans on carrying on the project until they reach the goal of 50,000 photos shared– that means your photos could lead to $50,000 being donated to the causes you care about. Could there be a better way to celebrate the season and showcase your favorite travel memories at the same time?

www.donateaphoto.com

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Celebrity photographer Nigel Barker was on hand to support the USA with his picture. The USO provides phone or video calls home for deployed U.S. service members. 

 

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I sent in this shot of me with my very photogenic best friend Joey. It was taken during a getaway to upstate New York. 

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