No, not Boy Meets World… Dog Meets World!

So a few months ago my friend Britt was going on a trip to Haiti. “Britt, WTF is in Haiti?” is what flew out of my mouth, and she let me know that her mom was starting a non-profit, and going to Haiti was part of it. Ok good enough, and I didn’t really think anything of it after that.

Now Dog Meets World is live, and growing!!

What is Dog Meets World, you ask? It’s a photo diplomacy project that seeks to take pictures of children around the world, because many children do not have a picture or have never seen a picture of themselves. Can you imagine? Most of us have grown up with parents and families who captured every moment on film, and we all know it’s not a good weekend if there aren’t pictures posted on Facebook the very next day.

Dog Meets World uses Foto, a stuffed dog bearing the likeness of Britt’s family’s dog (who is so cute!) to help children ease into taking a picture, and to realize that they do not need to be somber and serious, but can smile and be happy while having their picture taken. It’s a “Take and Give” idea, meaning that the PhoDOGraphers (hee hee) of the project bring portable printers with them, so the children can see their likeness appear before their very eyes, and get their picture right on the spot.

How cool is that? I told Britt today that I’d love to go with her if she did another trip to take pictures, and many of the volunteers have already documented children and given them their first picture in Costa Rica, South Africa, Guatemala, Peru, etc.

To learn more about Dog Meets World, because it’s so great, you can visit their website, http://www.dogmeetsworld.org/, visit their Facebook page, or purchase your very own Foto to help more children receive their very first picture of themselves.

Foto!

Comments

  1. oh what a neat project! I am definitely going to check this out!

  2. Carolyn Lane says

    Hey Lacey,

    I'd love to have you join a future Dog Meets World photo tour and become a practicing phodographer. You so obviously get the concept and the vision. Thanks for sharing with your community. Anyone traveling to the developing world for any reason can add this project to their journey. Carolyn Lane, Founder Dog Meets World

  3. I would love, love, love to be a volunteer. What a wonderful idea.

  4. love your blog!! just came across it and I am a new follower… hope to see u on mine as well!! xxooo

  5. theycallmecurlysue says

    I will check into this tonight. What a great project and something I never even though of—-hell, we have cameras on our phones to take something quickly if we want! Thanks for sharing ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Oh my gosh! That's so cool! Go go go! Do it! =)

  7. This is just an amazing project! I am definitely going to check it out. I work in a school and this is something I think that others would also like to help with…i will spread the love.

  8. Oh. My. LORD.

    I am obsessed with your friend and her mother (and you, of course) for doing this. What a creative idea! I'm all over it. Going to the site NOW!

  9. um this is such a cute idea. i love it!

  10. This project seems awesome!! I'll keep that in mind for my future travels (or perhaps for the volunteering I am going to do here in Mexico!)

  11. That sounds so helpful. And fun! I wish I could participate.

  12. Wearing Mascara says

    Awwww that's so cool!

  13. Honestly? That's one of the coolest charity projects I've ever heard of.

  14. Wow, that is so creative! Such a cool project.

  15. I love this. Lacey if you end up planning a trip to do this, let me know. If I could swing it, I'd love to join you.

    Seriously.

  16. What a great idea!

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