NONPROFIT WORK

 

Uganda, 2011 with the Grameen Foundation.

 

BACKSTORY

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, it has been a privilege and an adventure to work with organizations like UNICEF, IRC, 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 in Newsweek and it's reached hundreds of thousands of NGO supporters globally.

 

Rebecca with a young boy at an orphanage, Haiti


NONPROFITS PHOTOGRAPHED

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INDIA

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.

 

JORDAN - 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.

 

COSTA RICA  

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.

 

 

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

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

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.

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

Newsweek: NPH/St. Damien Hospital, 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.

 

BRAZIL   

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.

 

KENYA & UGANDA

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

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."