Forsaken Generation’s Holiday of Hope

‘Tis the season for giving and Forsaken Generation has committed to feeding and loving the homeless children of Jacksonville through events like “Holiday of Hope”. It was such an honor and blessing to be asked to photograph this amazing event. The whole family got involved. I took pictures while Brian, Rachel, and Heather loved on the kids and helped them pick out Christmas toys.

This time of year, when we are bombarded with advertisements of the latest greatest thing we need to have to keep up with the neighbors. Sometimes, we need a remind of how blessed we are to have a warm place to lay our head at the end of the day. Thank you Forsaken Generation for all that you do!


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amberDecember 20, 2010 - 11:22 am

WOW, I cannot stop crying looking at these pictures. What an amazing job!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!!

Amber Miller
Forsaken Generation Team Jacksonville

Jenn BaileyDecember 20, 2010 - 12:47 pm

WOW! Those smiles! Fantastic!! Thank you!!! Jenn Bailey, Forsaken Generation, Team Jacksonville

LindsayDecember 20, 2010 - 12:55 pm

Love this set and the spirit of Christmas and love it represents. So glad you and your family could be a part of it.

Hector CruzDecember 20, 2010 - 1:16 pm

This is awesome Thomas…great photos and what an awesome organization. I am sure you and your family received the best gift of all…..giving.

RhysDecember 20, 2010 - 8:25 pm

What a cool event Thomas. I love seeing photographer giving back in whatever way we can.

You’re also just about the only photographer I know that can go right from photographing a smiling child to photographing a pan of chicken wings without skipping a beat.

Rae Marie ThrenoworthDecember 20, 2010 - 8:32 pm

Thank you for this beautiful reminder… Those smiles brought tears to my eyes. Good on you xx

JUSTIN PHILLIPSDecember 20, 2010 - 8:56 pm

Such a great representation of worth cause. WOnderful photos and you captured it well.

GraymaskDecember 21, 2010 - 3:45 am

Thank you for bringing this story to us. The smiles of children are so touching and you did well to capture the mood.

Johanna HietanenDecember 21, 2010 - 11:13 am

You’re an amazing talent – I always enjoy looking your photography. :) These photos are just great, it’s no nice to see people giving back in this self-centered world.

Ryan BrenizerDecember 21, 2010 - 12:42 pm

There are some really great moments here, great work. I want to see video of the Elvis kid!

Paul RowlandDecember 21, 2010 - 3:09 pm

Awesome work Thomas – this is very similar to an event I just did for Toys for Tots here in Nashville. I love the Elvis impersonator.

gabe acevesDecember 21, 2010 - 4:40 pm

great stuff here thomas. im diggin it. elvis ftw!

amieDecember 21, 2010 - 9:36 pm

great shots, wonderful way to give back

Charlotte GearyDecember 21, 2010 - 9:53 pm

What a wonderful organization! The kids look so happy. And of course I loved the mini Elvis.

TallDecember 22, 2010 - 12:08 pm

I would have loved to see the kids get to see themselves in such awesome photos. Storm is a star!

Becca DilleyDecember 22, 2010 - 6:49 pm

Lots of fun in these photos.

HeatherJanuary 4, 2011 - 1:37 pm

Wonderful documentation! They look so happy. :)

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