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Front Steps Project: Maynard Community Chest

Tax deductible

Details on my blog here: LINK 

This does not mean you cannot make a donation to the Maynard Community Chest anyways, they still need your help!


A few days ago I learned about Needham photographer Cara Soulia’s “Front Steps Project.” Cara has graciously welcomed me and other local professional photographers to follow her lead in taking our cameras and our hearts to your front steps and make a difference in our respective towns and communities.

Sign up for your portrait NOW if you haven't already done so - the signup page will bring you back here.

These are unprecedented and extremely challenging times. While my fellow Maynard residents are doing their part by staying home, I think it’s important that we know that none of us are experiencing these times alone…. we are all in this together.

Here is my proposal: visit you at your home, stopping for just a few minutes at the edge of your yard to make a FREE portrait of you, your family (or roomates) on your front steps. My hope is that by sharing the portraits I create, I can spread goodwill, perhaps create some introductions among neighbors, and to hopefully lift our spirits a bit.

I’ll text you when I’m on my way. I will take pictures outside and from at least 10 feet away — I will physically touch no one or no thing on your property. I suspect most portraits will be informal, but it’s up to you how to dress. Fancy clothes, casual, sports uniforms, everyone in their pj’s? Whatever you like!

After your session, I will send you a link to a high resolution digital file of your portrait. You can make prints from it, share it with friends, post on Facebook, whatever you like!

With your permission, I will be posting your portrait, hopefully with a lot of others, on Facebook and Instagram, using the hashtag #frontstepsproject. Please share the posts or post it yourself!

The photo is FREE to you, but I ask that you make a good-faith contribution to the Maynard Community Chest through this GoFundMeCampaign.

To set up a time for me to take your portrait, please fill out the form below and I’ll reply to you within 24 hours to schedule our session. I’ll be doing these photos towards the end of the day, from 4pm on.

If you live in a neighboring town, pass this idea along to a photographer who is your neighbor, encourage them to do this too!

I look forward to collaborating with you on a fun and creative project and to sharing smiles with my Maynard neighbors. Perhaps most importantly, I thank you for joining me in stepping up to help those in our community who need it more than ever.

Go to the sign up page now.  (scroll to the bottom)

Your neighbor, Russ Campbell
Russ Campbell Photography

More information about Maynard Community Chest  Inc (Mcc): The Maynard Community Chest (MCC) is an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization that strengthens our community by supporting 19 local charitable agencies that provide a broad range of essential human services to people who live or work in Maynard, MA. We distribute funds to local charitable agencies and also function as a clearinghouse of information for people who live or work in Maynard to access the wide variety of services available to them by the agencies we support. We work together with our Member Agencies to support them in the work they do helping the people of our community.


  • Rebecca Norris-Bell
    • $50 
    • 4 yrs


Russ Campbell
Maynard, MA
Maynard Community Chest Inc (Mcc)

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