Green Bay, Wis., wedding photographer Mark Hawkins is the type of pro who stays connected to his clients. So when one of the brides he photographed asked him to help Freedom House‘s fundraising event, Gallery of Hope, he was happy to keep the connection alive, plus support a great cause that she worked for.
Freedom House is a program in Green Bay geared to ending the cycle of homelessness by providing families with shelter, food, clothing, education, counseling, discipline and spiritual guidance. “Freedom House does all this awesome stuff for them, while not babying them at all,” Hawkins says. “And they have such an awesome track record.” According to Freedom House’s website, 92 percent of the families helped by the organization never become homeless again.