Orphan Prevention Care Center Update

I’d love to share the latest updates from our Beautiful Together Orphan Prevention Care Center in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where we are working to keep impoverished families together by protecting children & empowering women through education, vocational training, and community support. Three months into program kickoff: As their children are now being well cared for, the women […]

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Beautiful Together Gallery Event in NYC

We’re very excited to invite all Beautiful Together patrons to join Nikon Ambassador Tamara Lackey on Thursday, August 17th from 6-9pm for a one night only exclusive gallery event at the Union Square Ballroom in New York City supporting the incredible work of Beautiful Together. See imagery from some of the life-changing recent projects, hear from Tamara […]

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Creating a Korah Disaster Relief Center

Beautiful Together is working to create a Relief Center for the families displaced by a devastating landslide that occurred on March 12th.   A disastrous landslide occurred in Korah, Ethiopia on March 12th. The death toll has now risen to 115 people – mostly women and children – and a significant number of injuries. Many more are still very much […]

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Our Safe Showers for Homeless Youth Project is Fully Funded!

Our Beautiful Together Safe Showers for Homeless Youth Project is FULLY FUNDED! We are thrilled to announce that our latest Beautiful Together project, Safe Showers For Homeless Youth, focused on improving the quality of life for impoverished youth in America – specifically, homeless youth who have recently cycled out of foster care and are struggling to find a […]

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Safe Showers for Homeless Youth

Our first Beautiful Together US-based Fund – Safe Showers for Homeless Youth Our brand new Beautiful Together project, also our first full project based in the United States, is focused on working to improve the quality of life for impoverished youth in America – specifically, homeless youth who have recently cycled out of foster care […]

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Update on the Build an Orphan Feeding Kitchen

I wanted to share a recent update on our Build an Orphan Feeding Kitchen project in Korah, Ethiopia. I was, and still continue to be, amazed at the generosity that allowed the work to begin so quickly. Things are progressing and the developments are amazing! The biggest shift is that the new kitchen capabilities will allow for […]

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Building an Orphan Feeding Kitchen

We have been partnering with Life To Live for Korah for a while now in opening a feeding center to try to feed  as many children in Korah as soon as possible. To date, they have made food right on the spot in a small mud home – but with so many more children to feed, […]

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The Orphan Feeding Fund is Growing!

You are making a difference! The Orphan Feeding Fund is growing and we are very grateful for everyone’s support as we continue to work with our friends at Life to Live for Korah! Because of your help and generosity Life to Live for Korah has been able to move from their mud hut into a new, awesome space! […]

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Announcing the New Beautiful Together Transformation Fund

  Beautiful Together is excited to announce our new Transformation Fund! We have partnered with our friends and founders at Make Your Mark to help transform the lives of children living on the streets in Ethiopia. Make Your Mark reaches out to the forgotten orphans in the world by providing the resources needed in order to change the […]

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Grateful for the PMDA Award & Grant

A few weeks ago we were given the wonderful opportunity to speak at an event hosted by PMDA, PhotoImaging Manufacturers and Distributors Association. The PMDA Salutes Photographer’s Who Give Back Event was held at the SVA theatre in New York and awarded four photographers who have used their talents to shed light on important social and cultural issues. Beautiful Together was […]

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The Orphan Feeding Fund

From the Tamara Lackey Blog: Beautiful Together Feeding Fund is grateful to partner with Life To Live for Korah, working to feed the children in Korah, Ethiopia. One of the more impactful experiences we had on our last trip to Ethiopia was spending a couple of rather meaningful days in Korah. We not only visited […]

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Light Up The Classrooms!

From the Tamara Lackey Blog: We are so grateful to have completed renovating the orphanage bathrooms in Ethiopia – the children living there now have clean, safe bathrooms with new toilets, lovely sinks, updated plumbing, and (my favorite) hand sanitizers! These newly renovated bathrooms have made a big improvement in the orphanage. We are also currently finishing up our […]

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The Orphanage Bathroom Renovation is Officially Completed!

From the Tamara Lackey Blog: We are thrilled to announce that the orphanage bathroom renovation that has been in process for nearly two months is finally, totally, beautifully completed!! When we first announced this Beautiful Together project, we weren’t sure exactly how long it would take or what kind of complications we might run into, […]

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Partnering with Make Your Mark in Ethiopia

From the Tamara Lackey Blog: When we founded Beautiful Together, our 501(c)(3) all-volunteer, non-profit organization focused on supporting children without families, we knew that one of the benefits of doing this type of work would be meeting others who were doing similar work. We knew we would want to partner with a few key organizations and […]

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The Brand New Orphanage Portrait Gallery

From the Tamara Lackey Blog:   Last week I wrote about my concept for a portrait photography gallery for the Kidane Mehret orphanage in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.  And I spent two full weeks photographing the approximately 65 children who live in this orphanage with the intention of creating this gallery, feeling a strong desire to create it for a few reasons. First, […]

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Orphanage Renovation – Bathroom Nearly Complete

The orphanage renovation project for the bathroom areas is nearly complete! This downstairs one is almost finished, and the upstairs one is about 90% there. We should be finished with everything in just a few days. It’s great to see such amazing progression on the ground here in Ethiopia. Have never been so thrilled to see brand new working toilets in our lives ; )

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Portrait Gallery for The Orphanage

This little boy waits excitedly outside one of the areas we’re renovating so he can use a brand new bathroom stall. There’s been a ton done on this project already, and tomorrow we start on tile replacement and painting.

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Orphanage Bathroom(s) Renovation PROGRESS

These are definitely some rough visuals,  no doubt – but as our team strips the bathroom of what the children at this orphanage have been using for years, we are thrilled about the simple dignity of clean, new bathroom fixtures. After all is torn out and the new equipment is installed, we can move on […]

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Kids Helping Kids – Myers Children Raise $200

HUGE THANK YOU! We want to thank the four Myers children who raised $200 from hosting multiple lemonade/cookie stands, accepting donations for orphans in Africa. They often explained to “customers” that their family is in the process of adopting and they had been learning about the great needs in Africa and wanted to help. They […]

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Kidane Mehret Orphanage Renovation Is Underway!

(Literally!) broke ground on the first phase of our bathroom renovation projects at Kidane Mehret orphanage in Ethiopia. Lots more to go but the work is officially underway! The project will include renovating 7 bathrooms and making small upgrades to the kitchen. Including: Replacing the toilet stalls and pipes Repairing the water damage Applying a […]

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Summer 2015 Campaign
New Bathroom for Kidane Mehret

Donate Today! Kidane Mehret Orphanage – Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Bathroom Renovation and Sanitary Improvement Project Budget: $7,500 Our 2015 Summer Campaign is dedicated to supporting Kidane Mehret Orphanage in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.  We are raising funds to purchase needed supplies for this orphanage that currently supports over 60 children of various ages. And to maximize local economic […]

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Erin Costa
Creative Hero

Photographer Erin Costa Wedding Photography Auction – Running Online July 1 – 24, 2015 Wedding photographer Erin Costa is producing a Wedding Photography Auction program with 100% of proceeds going to Beautiful Together! The online auction will be online via Ebay July 1-24, 2015. Winners will receive the following: 8 hours of wedding coverage Custom […]

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Sarah Coppola
Creative Hero

Photographer Sarah Coppola Professional Headshot Sessions – July 12, 2015 Photographer Sarah Coppola is producing a Professional Headshot Sessions program and giving 100% of all proceeds to Beautiful Together! Her sessions will be held on Sunday, July 12, 2015 in Durham, NC You can reserve your session by contacting Sarah directly. sarah@tamaralackey.com 919-484-8000  

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Yesenia Bocanegra
Creative Hero

Photographer Yesenia Bocanegra Senior Mini Sessions Program – August 1, 2015 Photographer and instructor, Yesenia Bocanegra is producing a Senior Mini Sessions program where 100% of all fees will be donated to Beautiful Together. Her program is scheduled for August 1, 2015 in Raleigh, NC at the NC Arboretum.  Limited spots are available. Reserve your […]

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Tricia McCormack
Creative Hero

Photographer Tricia McCormack Raised $1,100 In May 2015, photographer Tricia McCormack produced a Mother’s Day Mini Sessions program and raised $1,100 for Beautiful Together! Great work, Tricia!  We are proud to have you on board!      

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