NONPROFIT PASSION PROJECTS

 

Uganda, 2011. I photograph the Grameen Foundation who helps these farming families get a higher crop yield via useful farming info on mobiles. 

 

BACKSTORY

Rebecca with Haitian orphan

In 2007, photography still just a passion, I found myself volunteering at an orphanage in Kenya, where I hatched the idea to blend this passion with my love for travel and desire to give back.

Four continents and 20 nonprofits later, I've had the privilege of working with organizations like UNICEF, Nobel Peace Prize-winning Muhammad Yunus’ Grameen Foundation and Opus Award-winning St. Luke's Foundation, for which I'm a Volunteer Ambassador

This work has now been published in Newsweek, it's been used on annual reports, websites, social media, for fund raising -- ultimately seen by hundreds of thousands of people globally.


NONPROFITS PHOTOGRAPHED

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COSTA RICA 2016  

President of Costa Rica Luis Guillermo Solís with Rebecca, Good Deeds Day

Rebecca documented international Good Deeds Day for the Arison Foundation for their 10 year anniversary. Over a million people globally participate. In Rebecca's blog she tells the story about how she did one small, good deed years ago, and it ballooned into an incredible adventure.

 

 

Flash mob, and a whole day of performance events in a San Jose city park for Good Deeds Day.

 

INDIA 2015

UNICEF India and it's partners in the Rajasthan desert, and Wildlife SOS animal rescue and sanctuary at their Agra location.

WildlifeSOS rescues and provides lifelong sanctuary to Sloth Bears and Elephants who spent their lives in painful, often literally tortured captivity by people. 

 

HAITI 2015

Rebecca returns to Haiti to document doctors and nurses from the Mayo Clinic, a partner of St. Luke Hospital, provide free surgeries for the poorest of the poor in Haiti. Designer and humanitarian Kenneth Cole, a long time supporter and friend of St. Luke, also happens to be there on one of his regular visits.

Kenneth Cole, long-time friend and sponsor of St. Luke Hospital, walking with the people of Cite Soleil. It's the largest slum in the western hemisphere, and with his support, St. Luke built the most equipped clinic servicing the 200,000-400,000 people living here. 

 

JORDAN 2014 - Syrian Refugee Crisis  

UNICEF Jordan, International Rescue Committee - "Postcards of Hope" art therapy project for kids in Zaatari refugee camp, ARDD-Legal Aid, Jordan Health Aid Society International, PCRF, and RUWWAD. Photographs include UNHCR's Zaatari refugee camp, housing 80,000 Syrian refugees, near Syrian boarder.

 Rebecca Arnold with UNICEF, Zaatari Syrian refugee camp, Jordan

Rebecca Arnold with UNICEF, Zaatari Syrian refugee camp, Jordan

IRC - International Rescue Committee and Kaynouna Arab Art Therapy Center allow kids at Zaatari Syrian refuge camp be kids again for a day. Coloring, painting, laughing - playing. This project created "Postcards Of Hope", where one can send postcards made by these kids to someone else in the world.

JHASI - Jordan Health Aid Society International's caring staff gives medical care at their clinic on-site at UNHCR's Zaatari Syrian refugee camp. 

 

BRAZIL  2013  

CARE BrazilLua Nova (New Moon), a partner with Women in the World Brazil, and Fundo Elas (Funding Women), a partner with Synergos.org

 Women who created and run a radio station in their favela which plays popular music plus gives talk advice on air to women about resources, domestic violence, etc.

Women who created and run a radio station in their favela which plays popular music plus gives talk advice on air to women about resources, domestic violence, etc.

Newsweek's 2015 Special Cancer Edition publishes two of Rebecca's photos documenting St. Luke Hospital in Port Au Prince, Haiti

Newsweek's 2015 Special Cancer Edition publishes Rebecca's photos documenting NPH/St. Damien Hospital in Port Au Prince, Haiti

Photos used in websites for St. Luke Foundation & Hospital. And below, Restavek Freedom, helping enslaved kids in Haiti.

Website Home Page of Haiti's Hands and Feet Project - an orphanage with 2 locations caring for and educating some of the estimated 430,000 orphan kids in Haiti. 

 

KENYA & UGANDA 2011

The Grameen Foundation develops mobile phone technologies that cleverly help millions of poor in developing nations. “Give a man a fish, he’ll eat for a day. Give a woman microcredit, and she, her husband, her children and her extended family will eat for a lifetime”  – Bono.

 

Grameen Foundation 2011 Annual Report. Women and their small businesses from small loans, Kibera Slum, Nairobi, Kenya

 

KENYA 2011 & 2007

This is where it all began. Limuru Children’s Center helps hundreds of at risk kids and orphans get an education, one hot meal a day, medical support, and guidance from incredible staff.

Working at this orphanage/children's center in 2007 inspired Rebecca to write "Not Far From The Equator."


Volunteer Resources

Want to volunteer? Find a nonprofit, locally or abroad: IdealistCross Cultural Solutions, Charity Navigator, Great Nonprofits