Program aims to inspire hope among children

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - A Memphis program is using cameras to inspire hope among children, many of whom are transitioning from being homeless.

For the project called Pictures of Hope, the children at Agape Child and Family Services were told to write down their hopes and dreams, and then they were given disposable cameras and told to photograph the things on their list.

Those photos will be turned into Christmas cards in November and be sold to help the nonprofit agency.

Pictures of Hope founder Linda Solomon told The Commercial Appeal ( that raising money isn't the only benefit. She says the program also helps raise the self-esteem of the children involved.

Information from: The Commercial Appeal,

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