On Friday, December 12, 2014, ND Pro Media held an event at the Galleria at Crystal Run for the winners of their March of Dimes Magical Faeries for Babies 2015 Calendar Model Search. Winners were presented with their awards, were able to sign a copy of the calendar and were also thanked for helping to raise funds for the March of Dimes.
The Magical Faeries for Babies model search commenced earlier this year. ND Pro Media, with a fund created by the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan, set out to create a unique fundraiser to benefit the March of Dimes of the Hudson Valley. Magical Faerie Portraits were scheduled through May, June and July, with all of the session fees collected going to the fundraiser. There were over 160 participants who were transformed into magical faeries.
Following the editing of the more than 800 portraits taken during the shoots, the images of the participants were then made available for voting. Voting for the 13 images to be used on the calendar commenced September 1st and ended on the 30th. The cost was a dollar per vote with a minimum of five votes. Again, all proceeds collected went to the fundraiser. This portion of the fundraiser raised $12,782.
Friday, December 12th ND Pro Media presented the March of Dimes of the Hudson Valley with a check for $18,651, the amount of funds raised through the promotion to date. The 2015 Magical Faeries for Babies calendar is available for the cost of $15 per calendar with all proceeds going to the March of Dimes. ND Pro Media hopes to raise their goal of $25,000 through the calendar sales, which can be purchased at http://calendar.magicalfaerieportraits.com.
ND Pro Media is located on Broadway in Monticello, NY. They have chosen to make giving back to the community an essential part of their business model, so much so that they were the recipients this year of the Orange County Chamber of Commerce Commitment to Community award.