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    Posted December 11, 2011 by
    Jonesboro, Arkansas
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    Locals Give Back For The Holiday (Help-Portrait Jonesboro)


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     As part of the Help-Portrait program, photographers and students from Jonesboro, Arkansas, organized portrait sessions last December 10. iReporter araslan, who shot and produced this video, says: 'Kelsey Cherry, (the first girl to be interviewed) asked me to shoot this video for her. Cherry is a senior photojournalism major from Manila, Arkansas that goes to school at Arkansas State University. She brought this idea when she worked in Nashville, Tennessee, last year. Generally the main concept is, six photographers donated their services on Saturday (December 10, 2011) to take family portrait of people that can't afford to get one done. Cherry organized everything from assembling a team to getting donations.'

    araslan adds: 'All the kids were laughing while their parents were comfortable and getting pampered with makeup and cookies. All I saw through out the day were smiles. And that's really what the world needs right now... is to just to smile.'

    Sara Krimm contributed to this iReport.
    - elchueco, CNN iReport producer

    On Dec. 10, students from Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, Arkansas and few other local photographers offered their services to people that wanted their family portrait taken for the Holidays. This movement is done as part of the global organization Help-Portrait.

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