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.  

OYHFS Boys’ Group Home: Photography Workshop & Art Show

Optimist Youth Homes and Family Services (OYHFS) is a non-profit agency that provides comprehensive treatment, education, and support to more than 1,300 at-risk youth each year.  OYHFS provides so many services to LA families,...

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...

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...

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...

Annual Holiday Photo Booth for Children with Cancer

Every December, Camp Ronald McDonald throws a Holiday Party for cancer patients and their families. Held at the Warner Bros. Ranch, there’s food and music, fun rides, and activity booths for the 3,000 kids and...

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...

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...

Food Forward: Fighting Food Waste and Hunger

An estimated 40% of food in the United States goes to waste, according to the National Resource Defense Council (NRDC.org). In California, we throw out 5.6 million tons of food per year (KCET.org).  It’s...

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...

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...