19 years of service
Since 2000, Lifetouch has organized 16, week-long trips, traveling to eight different destinations around the world for a week of intensive volunteer service.
By the numbers
- More than 100,000 volunteer hours
- Almost 500 volunteers from 47 states and 5 Canadian provinces
- Photographed and delivered 5,350 student and family photos
- Ran 8,075 miles (that’s Chicago to Los Angeles, roundtrip, twice) in three years to raise funds for trips
A look at past trips
2011, 2012, 2014-2018 – Dominican Republic
Joined by educators from around North America, Lifetouch Missions have built two school campuses in Constanza, Dominican Republic. The team built three two-story buildings and a cafeteria, which provides space to learn and grow to more than 400 students.
2010 – Arizona
Volunteers traveled to Navajo Nation to construct a footbridge to connect
two parcels of land divided by a deep ravine so children could get to school safely. The original footbridge had deteriorated so schoolchildren were walking along the nearest highway to get to school.
2007 – Haiti
Volunteers traveled to Haiti to build a school in Fosse Capois. The team helped raise funds and enough money was received to build the Lifetouch Family School. Additional donations received were used for a lunch program and wells for clean water. Since 2000, Lifetouch employee-volunteers have built K-8 schools in twelve Haitian villages.
2006 – New Orleans
Lifetouch Memory Mission volunteers provided on-site assistance to victims of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. The team assisted with clearing debris and rebuilding efforts.
2003, 2004 – Appalachia
Volunteers spent time in West Virginia (2003) and Tennessee (2004) repairing homes. Many homes were deteriorating and lacked running water, central heating
2002 – Jamaica
Lifetouch Memory Mission volunteers traveled to Catadupa, Jamaica for a week to construct a new roof for an early childhood education and care center. The center provides shelter, protection and food for children whose parents worked several hours away.
2000, 2001 – Kosovo
The Lifetouch Memory Mission has taken volunteers twice to help the elderly and widowed rebuild their homes in a village ravaged by war in Kosovo. The volunteers also took portraits of