Our digital press kit provides information on the upcoming Lifetouch Memory Mission trip to Juncos, Puerto Rico, including details on the volunteers, the trip schedule, when to catch volunteers on Facebook live, and past Memory Mission trips, as well as the press release below.
Lifetouch’s 16th Mission Trip Will Help Rebuild Puerto Rico School Damaged by
2017 Hurricane Maria
Nearly 45 Educators and Lifetouch Employees from Across North America to Participate in the Lifetouch Memory Mission
January 21 – 28
Eden Prairie, MN (December 6, 2018) — Lifetouch, the leader in professional photography for schools and families, is leading its 16th Memory Mission of educators and employees to help rebuild a Puerto Rican school damaged by Hurricane Maria last year.
Nearly 45 educators and Lifetouch employees from across North America will travel to Juncos, Puerto Rico, from January 21 – 28, to offer their assistance to Colegio Bautista. The school is home to 120 students from kindergarten to 9th grade. The rebuilding process is underway at the school and to help with these efforts the Memory Mission team will be rebuilding the school’s
“Since 2000, the Lifetouch Memory Missions have been gathering volunteers and money to support areas in need around the world,” said Jan Haeg, director of the Lifetouch Memory Missions. “This trip which includes our partners in education along with our employees is not only transformative for the communities we serve, but also for the volunteers who are selected every year to participate. Lifetouch Memory Missions change lives and we couldn’t be more proud to be going to Puerto Rico with this group of energized volunteers to make a difference for this school and its students.”
In addition to the repair and rebuild efforts, the students and staff of Colegio Bautista will have their portraits taken by Lifetouch volunteer photographers on Thursday, January 24.
“It’s a process we’ve perfected since 2000. Once photographs are taken they are uploaded to our Chattanooga lab for processing. Glen Hawkins, our lab manager, will fly down with the students’ photographs allowing the volunteers to hand deliver them to the students and parents on Sunday,” said Amy Klein, director of sales support at Lifetouch. “Having their portraits taken will be a rare experience for many of these students and their families. It’s a truly special and unique component of the Memory Mission trips we look forward to providing.”
Since 2000, Lifetouch has organized 16 different trips, traveling to eight different destinations in need around the world for a week of intensive volunteer service. Nearly 500 volunteers have devoted over 100,000 hours to Lifetouch Memory Mission projects in eight different locations.
At Lifetouch, Inc., our purpose is to help families make memories and share them with others. For more than 80 years, Lifetouch has been the professional photography company of choice for schools and families. Headquartered in Eden Prairie, MN., the enterprise is organized around four primary business units operating in local communities across North America.
Built on the tradition of “Picture Day”, Lifetouch captures smiling faces from preschool through high school graduation, as well as sports, special events, seniors and yearbooks; and also serves customers in JCPenney Portrait Studios and Church communities.
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