Samy's Camera Outreach

Samy's Camera Outreach The goodwill division of Samy’s Camera.  We provide empowering portraits for children’s & women’s causes, seniors, hospice patients, and animal shelters, plus free photography classes to low-income schools and youth groups. For info, volunteer opportunities & all media inquiries, press kit or photo requests, please contact the program director, Deborah Cloyed at outreach@samys.com.  

Samy’s Camera Donates Photography Course in East Hollywood

Samy’s Camera Outreach happily donated a semester photography course to Kingsley Elementary, a 500-student LAUSD school in East Hollywood. The school’s dedicated principal Karina Salazar works hard to provide Kingsley’s students with quality education and...

Living Beauty: Serving Women Cancer Patients

Samy’s Camera Outreach had the pleasure of photographing a Potluck & Meditation event for The Foundation for Living Beauty. The Pasadena-based non-profit was founded in 2005 with the goal of providing supportive services to women cancer...

Irvine Public Schools Foundation: Samy’s Camera Donates Photography Workshop

In February, Samy’s Camera Outreach donated a photography workshop and memory cards to the Irvine Public Schools Foundation’s annual Enrichment Day. Proceeds went to their Innovative Grants program, providing funding directly to teachers for innovative teaching...

Annual Photo Booth for Camp Ronald McDonald Holiday Party

Samy’s Camera was back for 2017, their ninth year providing a full-service photo booth for the families of Camp Ronald McDonald Holiday Party.  Samy’s Camera’s Harold Sweet and his trusty team of fellow employees...

Samy’s Camera Donates After School Photography Course & Cameras

This Fall, Samy’s Camera Outreach donated a semester photography course to Westminster Elementary Math & Technology/Environmental Studies Magnet. Magnet programs aim to diversify and desegregate Los Angeles schools.  Instead of the court-ordered bussing of the...

Samy’s Photo Camp: Remembering Spring

As school starts back up in full swing, I find myself reminiscing about last Spring’s stellar photography students. Spring 2017, we brought three new schools into the Samy’s Camera fold (and returned to beloved Good...

Samy’s Camera Captures Holiday Memories for Camp Ronald McDonald Cancer Patients and Families

Since 1982, Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times has offered a variety of camping opportunities for cancer patients and their families, helping them “recapture hope, enthusiasm, and love of life in a medically and psychologically safe...

Operation: Love Reunited. Samy’s Camera Outreach Provides Free Patriotic Family Photo Sessions to...

"Giving back to those who want nothing more than to come home." That’s the motto of Operation: Love Reunited – a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides free professional photography sessions to military families dealing with...

Samy’s Camera Outreach Offers Free Photography Education at South LA’s Holy Name of Jesus...

This Fall Samy’s Camera Outreach was delighted to offer a semester photography course at South LA’s Holy Name of Jesus School free of charge.  Holy Name of Jesus parish has a long, rich history beginning...

Celebrating Life: Photoshoots for Hospice Patients – An Interview with Dr. Sunita Puri

Samy’s Camera Outreach has teamed up with USC’s Keck Hospital to offer portraits for their hospice and palliative patients.  The program is in collaboration with Keck Hospital’s Dr. Sunita Puri, an esteemed clinician-educator and author in...