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Portraits capture generosity

PEOPLE from all corners of the Tasmanian community donated just enough time to have a photo of their face taken as part of Colony 47’s “I GIVE” Winter Appeal, which launched on 21 June at Salamanca Market.
Tasmania’s favourite photographer, Manabu Kondo, captured professional digital portraits of all market goers who “donated their face” to the appeal and shared their story about “why they give”.
Colony 47 chief executive officer Therese Taylor said that at the heart of Colony 47’s work was a deep commitment to the Tasmanian community.
“We know that winter in Hobart is relentless and that more people than ever need our assistance – that’s why we have a winter appeal,” she said.
Ms Taylor said the portraits – along with people’s reasons for giving – had been collected throughout the appeal and would feature in a social media campaign using the hashtag #IGIVE.
On the day, patrons could purchase their portrait through a $20 donation, with all proceeds going directly to the 2014 Winter Appeal.
They also entered the draw to win two tickets to Colony 47’s End of Winter Fundraising Feast with TV’s “Gourmet Farmer” Matthew Evans.
Tickets for the annual event are on sale now from the Colony 47 website (www.colony47.com.au) or by calling Anne Gosling on 6214 1311.
The Colony 47 Winter Appeal aims to raise $50,000 of untied funds to support Colony 47’s programs across homelessness, mental health, education and employment, early intervention and community services.
Each year the organisation supports more than 15,000 Tasmanians and provides outreach to more than 750 people in Colony 47’s Housing and Homelessness programs.

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