hope in shadows.

I find hope in the darkest of days,
and focus in the brightest.
I do not judge the universe.”
–Dalai Lama

“Hope in Shadows is a charitable organization creating
 positive social change for people and communities 
impacted by poverty, and marginalization.
  Our projects empower, educate, and
 provide employment training
 to low income people in
 Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside and beyond.”
–excerpt (and remainder of article) via here

Hope in Shadow’s most recognized project is
 their annual Hope in Shadows photography contest.  
The contest allows the residents of Vancouver’s
 Downtown Eastside an opportunity to showcase
 their community through their own eyes.
  A selection of the images chosen
form the annual Hope in Shadows calender .  
The calenders are sold by trained and supported
 homeless and low-income vendors
 in the streets of Vancouver.  

This calender is something I look forward to every year
and every year I learn more about this great charity
and various non-profit organizations they are affiliated with.

One of the many reasons
I’m proud of my community.

More photos and info available here.

Have a wonderful weekend friends.

xo N

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