community care day

A long time ago before I became a designer, I was a photographer. I'm not sure why I gave it up years ago. Maybe it was the cost of film and the lack of a darkroom, but technology is a wonderful thing and earlier this year I decided to pick up photography again. To support my desire to dive back into photography, I've decided to post a photo of the week, so that I have a reason to shoot every week. 

This past weekend I volunteered with First Free Church's Community Care Day. The volunteer day took place at five different sites across the city. I teamed up with Tyler and Jake, two very talented photographers and videographers to capture the whole day. One of my sites I visited was Heartland Alliance. Heartland serves the refugee families in Chicago. While the parents sat in on a session about Chicago Public Schools, the kids played games outside. I loved the sheer glee on this girl's face while she ran up and down the alley in a relay race. You can view the rest of the photos from the amazing day here.