The Twin Cities Professional Photographers Association fundraises throughout the year toward “TCPPA Charities” - our charitable giving efforts. This fund is divided between three beneficiaries:
PPA Charities/Operation Smile (Professional Photographers of America National Charity) - This organization allows imaging professionals to combine their individual efforts to make an impact on the lives of children and families everywhere. A perfect fit for photographers, whose daily business is creating smiles for their clients, Operation Smile’s mission is repairing childhood facial deformities including cleft lips and cleft palates. It costs only $240 to complete a simple cleft-palate operation because Operation Smile’s medical team volunteers their services.
NILMDTS (Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep) – The Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep Foundation administers a network of volunteer professional photographers who provide a helping hand and a healing heart to families who suffer the loss of a baby at birth or soon after. Volunteer photographers provide gentle, compassionate photographic services that allow families to honor and cherish their babies and to share the spirit of their lives. For more information, log on to www.nilmdts.org.
Members Helping Members – TCPPA fund to help members in the event of an emergency. Illness and other emergency situations happen when we are least expecting it. This fund, established in 2017, may be used to help a member with their emergency situation or to help with expenses as a result.
"Twin Cities Professional Photography Association" is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization. Copyright 2017 TCPPA all rights reserved.