Can't afford to sponsor? Haven't got restoration skills? Interested in helping Sandy families in some alternate way? You rock! Helpful ideas below.


Print and frame images for families in need

If interested in arranging, paying for and mailing framed prints, albums or other photo gifts for one or more of our families, visit our "CARE Packages" page. We currently do not provide prints, as CARE for Sandy is not a formal 501(c)(3non-profit, and does not have the funds nor resources to do so.


Become a mobile, scanning volunteer

Would you be willing to pick-up and re-deliver damaged original photos for scanning for a family in the Rockaways, Staten Island, Long Island or elsewhere? Better yet, would you be willing to visit and scan images for a family in their home? We have a waiting list of families hoping to take advantage of this special service. Many endured extreme hardships, including total loss of their respective homes. We'd love to at least help archive their cherished photos, whether or not we're able to help with future restorations. We can teach you how to scan to our specifications and can loan equipment, if necessary. Send us an e-mail if ready to become a mobile volunteer.


Pay a professional to scan and ship damaged-originals for one of our families

Do you live far far away from the NJ or NY area, but would be willing to pay for round-trip insured shipment of damaged photos to a scanning vendor for a family in the Rockaways, Staten Island, Long Island or elsewhere?  Perfect! We have a waiting list of families hoping to take advantage of this special service. Many endured extreme hardships, including total loss of their respective homes. We'd love to at least help archive their cherished photos, whether or not we're able to help with future restorations. Send us an e-mail if ready to help in this manner.


Re-photograph glass or frame-affixed photos

If you're a tabletop/still-life photographer with professional gear, hence the ability to produce razor sharp, high-resolution, 'photo' reproductions — we may be able to put you to work. We have a waiting list of families hoping to one day receive restorations. A few have photographs stuck behind glass or frames that need to be re-photographed before removal is attempted, in case doing so further damages these treasures. Many endured extreme hardships, including total loss of their respective homes. We'd love to at least help archive their cherished photos, whether or not we're able to help with future restorations. Send us an e-mail for additional details.


Donate Harddrives

Our two back-up archives are full. Three archives now hold 1.75TB. Got a reliable new or refurbished, large-capacity external hardrive to share? We'd love to hear from you. (See more needs on this page.)


Write/Illustrate/Photograph/Shoot for us

We're looking for writers, photographers, illustrators and filmmakers to kick our NEWS blog into gear. We've been hoping to offer feature articles, interviews and videos but staff hasn't had the time! We can set 'you' up to interview volunteers and families as well, to cover the amazing stories that mainstream media outlets have missed.


Correspond with families

Surprisingly, half the families we've sent restorations to have not responded to let us know that a given restoration has been received. Many of our families are senior citizens who do not use the internet at all or with much frequency. Others have simply been too distraught, distracted or... um... less than gracious to take the time to reply. We're therefore looking for a couple of peeps who would be willing to consistently set aside 45 minutes to two hours per week for at least two months to help communicate with families by phone and e-mail. 

Familiarity with our website will be necessary, so that fielded questions can be answered with minimal staff guidance. Tech-savvy folks familiar with Google Drive and basic Photoshop knowledge preferred. We'll provide a careforsandy Gmail for correspondences. Hit us up here if this sounds like a fit.

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Become a Sponsorship Ambassador

Do you have clients or connections or with companiesndividuals whose services and supplies might benefit CARE for Sandy? We'd LOVE to make your acquaintance. 


Become a mini PR rep

Pen a blog? Frequent web forums? Ever written a letter to an editor? Are Oprah and Ellen on speed-dial?! Can you help us track down key press contact info for targeted PR mailings? Lasso CARE for Sandy local and international press! Without it we'd have 90% fewer restoration volunteers. Yay, you!


Become our bigwig PR rep

Do you work in PR professionally? We'd love to make your acquaintance. Take a look at some of the amazing press we've received so far.


Become an Arts Community Ambassador

Share info about CARE for Sandy at your next ADC chapter meeting, post about us on industry forums or educate fellow Linkedin photography zealots. In other words, help recruit new technically capable restoration volunteers!


Print + distribute Restoration Volunteer recruitment flyers

Do you attend art school? Belong to an organization like Adhesive NYC, the International Center of Photography or AIGA? Live or work in an area populated by fellow creatives? Download this recruitment pull-tabber.


Become our copy editor

Website copy is constantly changing. Every aspect of this site was created by one person. Swift fingers and tired eyes make mistakes! Help keep an eye out for typos, inconsistencies and broken links.


Spread the word in Spanish

Bienvenido a CARE for Sandy. Nuestra misión es simplemente ofrecer servicios de restauración de fotos digitales para individuos y familias cuyas fotos han sido dañadas por el huracán devastador Sandy. Este servicio es ofrecido por GRATIS!.

¿Por qué usar CARE for Sandy? Debido a que los automóviles, hogares y puestos de trabajo son reemplazables, las imágenes de mamá y papá, luna de miel, los primeros pasos del bebé y el retrato del unico bis-abuelo sobreviviente no tienen precio. Fotos preservan historias significantes. Fotos mantienen el alma y el espíritu. Para mas informacion, porfavor visiten: careforsandy.org


Print and post Sandy family info flyers: NO LONGER APPLICABLE

Download our pull-tab PDF flyers for printing and distributing. Leave copies around your community to help others learn about CARE for Sandy. (Download our Spanish version here.)


Arrange a mini scanning event in your community: NO LONGER APPLICABLE

CARE for Sandy would like to arrange scanning events in every deserving community, but knows this won't be possible. However YOU can help. Arrange your own mini scanning event! We'll help coordinate digital transfers of your scans, and will provide the literature you'll need to help inform your attendees about CARE for Sandy's services.


Man our Twitter account: VOLUNTEER FOUND!!!

Social networking upkeep takes time. We're looking for a Twitter zealot to supplement our Facebook feeds with #careforsandy tweets.


Help coordinate and arrange scanning events: NO LONGER APPLICABLE

Do the legwork for us. Contact community leaders, nail down event locations and share your leads. Let's work together to make these happen. 


Devote your CSS wizardy

We have needs. You have the know-how. How now brown cow. 


Aesthetically code our auto-fill forms

They work well (thanks to you know who!), but could be prettier. We can provide fonts and design elements if you can help integrate these with your expert coding skills.


Teach us how to kern between individual letters in HTML

The gap between the D and the Y on our masthead drives us nuts!


Hire CARE for Sandy's founder!

Lee Kelly is a Freelance Creative Director, Designer/ Writer/ Crossword Puzzle Constructor/ Music Supervisor with diverse industry experience and accolades. Managing CARE for Sandy, 10-18 hours a day, 5-7 days per week since 11/10/12 (15,000+ hours and counting), has whalloped an exhausting pecuniary toll. Supplement CARE for Sandy's humanitarian efforts by keeping baguettes n' bacon on Lee's kitchen table. Pen her a personal memo to request a portfolio link.

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