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Mandatory Volunteer Info Meeting

Mandatory Training Meeting  –  Choose one

This year we are trying something new and offering 2 separate training meetings to give you a choice of what works best in your schedule.  All volunteers – even if you’ve done the event before, must be present – unless you have talked to Amy Mueggenberg or your team lead, to be excused from the 2015 training meeting.  As you come in, there will be all the releases for the event that needs to be filled out.  We’ll have a quick meeting as a group, then break up into volunteer roles for small group training sessions.  I hope to have your location/volunteer positions set by the meeting, but many of you will have to be patient til the week of or possibly days prior as things settle into place.  But I’ll do my best to keep you all informed.


Tuesday November 17th

6:30pm to 8:30pm

Westminster Presbyterian Church

1285 3rd Ave SE, CR – downstairs


Sunday November 22nd

3pm to 5pm

Marion Christian Church

1050 McGowan Blvd, Marion



Portrait of Kindness on KGAN Channel 2

Thanks to KGAN Channel 2 for this great story on our past and upcoming Help Portrait event in Cedar Rapids


Mom Michelle and dad Kirk say the photos with their daughter Karley are one of their most precious possessions. But these family photos…almost didn’t happen. “We hadn’t had a family picture done before because we couldn’t afford it,” says Michelle.

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GCRA HP Comment card…

One of the many comments we had at our 2013 GCRA Help-Portrait event:

     “This is the first family photo we have since we lost all of ours in the flood of ’08.”  ~Sandra

Donate to the Greater Cedar Rapids Area Help-Portrait Pure Charity fundraiser

Here is a link to our Greater Cedar Rapids Area Help-Portrait Pure Charity fundraising account.  Help-Portrait is a 100% volunteer event.  Our goal this year is to print at the majority of our 5 neighborhood locations.  This money would help pay for ink, toner, and photo paper.  We’d love to be able to have enough donations raised to send each family home from our free event, with one framed 8×10 print that they can hang on the wall, as well as their images on flashdrive or CD.


The GCRA Help-Portrait Team