WHEN WE SAY LTYM SPOKANE WOULD NOT BE POSSIBLE WITHOUT THE SUPPORT OF THE LOCAL COMPANIES WHO STEP UP TO SPONSOR US, WE MEAN IT. LIKE, NO THEATER, NO PROGRAMS, NO NOTHING. IT MEANS SO MUCH TO US FINANCIALLY AND FUNDAMENTALLY TO HAVE SPONSORS WHO BELIEVE IN OUR SHOW, OUR CAST AND OUR AUDIENCE. UPCOMING BLOG POSTS WILL HIGHLIGHT SOME OF THESE BUSINESSES AND COMPANIES. IF YOU ARE IN THE MARKET FOR ONE OF THEIR SERVICES PLEASE CONSIDER SUPPORTING THEM AND KNOW THAT IN DOING SO YOU ARE SUPPORTING LTYM, TOO.
Margaret Albaugh does with her photography what LTYM does through our stories. Through her documentary style images she shows families in all of their glory, from smiling and clean to naked and dripping popsicle on the couch. She captures the beauty of the mundane, the love that is in all of the quiet moments, and her pictures reflect life as it is (albeit with perfect lighting and a beautiful artistic eye).
Brianna Loveall, a LTYM alumna who has done a beautiful job documenting our LTYM shenanigans for the past few years, has a new baby who came just a smudge earlier than expected so we had our eyes and ears out for a photographer for this year’s show. After one of our cast members submitted some of her photos to be used in our slide show I contacted Margaret, knowing her gorgeous work was out of our budget but wondering if we could come to some sort of arrangement. Guess what Margaret wanted in return for her time and talent taking pictures at the show? Not money or publicity or anything else for herself. She asked if we would be willing to put out the call to our audience to collect clothes for Lutheran Family Services.
When a sexual assault survivor shows up at the emergency room, on top of being poked and prodded for evidence they have to leave their clothes to be examined and tested for evidence. Lutheran Family Services workers and volunteers often meets these survivors at the ER and accompany them during the evidence collection process providing advocacy, comfort and emotional support. They like to be able to offer survivors new clothes to leave the hospital in and are always looking for donations of sweat pants and sweat shirts for this purpose.
That, my friends, is what Margaret wanted. And so we are putting out the call. We will have a donation bin at the show on Sunday where you can leave new sweatpants and sweatshirts of any size. We will make sure they get to LFS. If you forget to bring some, or you would like to make a donation instead, we will have a box to collect money and will use the money to purchase and donate clothes.
~Thank you Margaret, for your beautiful photos and your giving heart~