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Hi there, we are Tanya and Harry, a husband and wife team that specializes in fine art film photography and providing timeless imagery for the contemporary couple.

Meet the McSweens

Giving back to the community

Meet Jon and Dani, these two amazing humans are foster parents in our community. We have been friends with them for a few years now and just love their family! They are foster parents for a sibling group of 4 sweet babies. I am always inspired by their faithfulness to their children. The way they seek to love and serve each one of them is inspiring.

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When most children enter foster care they receive two trash bags to put all their belongings in.  A week or two ago Dani told me they were starting a project with an organization called Together We Rise.

Consequently, the Sweet Case project raises money to purchase and fill a duffle bag with a hygiene kit, a teddy bear, coloring book and crayons, and a blanket. Then, the duffel bag then goes to a child in the foster care system.

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Together we rise has provided thousands of foster youth across the country with new bicycles, college supplies, and suitcases. Children that receive one of these bags do not have to travel from home to home with their belongings in a trash bag.

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Duffle Party

So this past Saturday I joined a group of folks at Dani and Jon’s house to decorate and fill these sweet bags. Families will give these bags to foster children who will enter the system.

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With a batch of cookies in the oven, a pot of coffee, and an open home Dani and Jon pulled a community of people together who will make a change in a kid’s life in the days to come. You can do the same!

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In the hustle and bustle of the holidays. We go to parties, travel to see family, in all the festivities it’s easy to forget others in need. Going to this SweetCase party reminded me to think of ways that I can give back this season. Not just making this holiday all about me or even about my kids.

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The bags will go fast, and if this is a project that interests you, check out TogetherWeRise.org and plan your fundraiser today!