Project Pinball at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital

Project Pinball Star Trek Pinball dedication @ UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Teen Lounge - San Francisco, CA, USA Project Pinball Star Trek Pinball dedication @ UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Teen Lounge – San Francisco, CA, USA

Last week we were very excited to be on hand for Project Pinball dedicating a Stern Star Trek Pro Pinball machine in the lounge at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital.  Orange Photography had photographed and organized several events to raise funds to get the machine including the last event, a tournament at Pizza Depot in Sunnyvale ahead of California Extreme that helped to raise the money to get the pinball machine.

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Volunteering in San Francisco at the SF-Marin Food Bank

SFMarin_FB-1095f Right here in our neighborhood is the SF-Marin Food Bank and as part of our Giving Back program, we’ve done some volunteering with them.  The organization itself is really great as it provides over 47-million pounds of food per year to those in need.
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Project Pinball charity at the UCSF Children’s Hospital

8441_UCSFProjectPinball_0004We’re excited that today we’ve loaded up our pinball machine, a Stern Iron Man, to drop off at the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital just down the street here in the Dogpatch in San Francisco.  This is part of a test run we’re doing through the Project Pinball Charity.
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Orange Photography Charity Pinball Tournament for First Exposures

pinball2014_1232f Chris Harkins, host of the tournament, takes a shot at the side tournament on Lord of the Rings.

This past Sunday we organized our first charity pinball tournament […]

Variety Children’s Comedy Benefit

151_6095_KB_585Sometimes we get so busy that we forget to blog about fun events that we get to cover.  One of those was the Variety Children’s Comedy Benefit […]

Holiday Gifting Ideas (of the non-commercial type!)

holiday gift giving ideas for charity from orange photography

Ahhh!  Can’t believe how quickly the holidays have crept up […]

Book Review: Zilch

Zilch is a book about doing more with less, something we hold as a value at Orange.  Since our inception, we’ve always valued that, not just because we bootstrapped our company but also from a social responsibility angle.  Waste is something we don’t like, especially when reducing it can both save the environment and save you money so this booked piqued my interest.

It’s written by Nancy Lublin who started DonorsChoose.org as well as Dress for Success. There are a lot of lessons and each chapter has one of 11 ways of getting more bang with less buck including topics like “Do More with Your Story”, “Do More with Less Cash to Throw at People” and “Do More by Bartering with Zero”.

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First Exposures kills it!

Last Thursday was the benefit auction for the First Exposures mentoring program at SF Camerawork and the fundraiser raised over $60,000 – the biggest fundraiser to date!  We had a packed house at the gallery and there was a lot of great work up.  Alan Bamberger made an appearance as did a ton of others there to support the program.  Having been a mentor for over four years, it was great to see such a big turnout for the kids who all seemed to be having a great time.

As Erik Auerbach, Director of Education, stated: “Your generosity enables us to continue providing essential one-to-one photography mentoring to underserved Bay Area youth. Your contributions help us provide a creative outlet to these deserving young artists. Thank you for being a part of our critical work. We couldn’t have achieved this success without your commitment to arts education in San Francisco.”

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Bike to Work Day photo booth at Public Works

We at Orange Photography are huge supporters of biking and while there’s been a lot of negative publicity of bikers in the news, we know that the majority of bikers are good people who follow the rules of the road and of course one of the biggest cycling days in San Francisco is Bike to Work Day.  This year it’s on May 10th and we’re excited to again participate, this time having a photobooth at the BTWD afterparty at Public Works.  It’s part of Bike From Work Day and should be a good time.

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Slap Cancer with the San Francisco Giants!

Our Social Photography program has been in high gear of late and we’re excited to be a part of the Slap Cancer program.  Slap Cancer […]