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.  

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...

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 Outreach Photographs Foster Care Adoptions

Together We Rise is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization comprised of motivated young adults and former foster youth. Their vision is to improve the lives of children in foster care, who often find themselves forgotten...

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...

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 Helps Music Education Non-Profit Expand

Samy’s Camera has a 40-year history of supporting children’s art education. We use our Outreach program to provide free photography courses and workshops to the students and youth most in need.  We are committed...

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,...

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...

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...

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...