The Front Porch Project

“The purpose of this project is to bring us together when we might feel isolated.  I aim to highlight the faces of our community during a time when we might not see them in passing at the grocery store, coffee shop or at the gym.  Participating in this project is also an opportunity to step up to help those who need it most right now in [Bedford].These days are challenging for every single one of us. As we stay at home to hopefully limit the spread of COVID-19, we lose the unspoken connections we shared by simply being out-and-about in town.But even if we are separated, we are together.”- Cara Soulia

The Ali B Process 

You will know when I am coming. After deciding on the date and time, and before leaving the house I text you letting you know I am on my way. I text again when I am outside of your home. 

I will be either in my car or standing next to my car more than 10 feet away. I will take a few photos and thats it! It takes about 3-5 minutes then I am on my way! I do not physically touch or pose during these session. I am only interaction through a loud voice so you can hear me from far away.  I will smile and laugh with you which is so nice since I think we all need some laughter right now!

After your photo is taken, I will email you with a way to log in to see your image and where you can download the file. I also will send you a link to view the blog post.

I will share these images on Facebook and Instagram using the hashtag #Frontporchproject. You can also follow along HERE.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO MAKE A DONATION

These sessions are FREE but if you would like to make a donation, I ask that you donate to the Greg Hill Foundation

Samuel Adams and The Greg Hill Foundation are bringing the successful Restaurant Strong Fund to 20 total states to aid the restaurant workers impacted by the Covid-19 closures. Following the success of the Massachusetts launch in mid-March, Samuel Adams is donating over $2,000,000 to kickstart funding in Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Maine, Michigan, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Vermont.

There are more than 1 million restaurants in the U.S., home to more than 15 million employees nationwide who are especially vulnerable to the effects of Covid-19 closures.

During these unprecedented times when many establishments are forced to close their doors for the greater good of our community, Samuel Adams and The Greg Hill Foundation recognize those who will take the biggest hit and offer our support. We stand with and want to extend a toast to the restaurant workers who have had our backs for so many years, from serving our favorite beers to celebrating life’s most memorable moments with us.

Initially unveiled in Massachusetts on March 18th on the heels of mandated Covid-19 closures in Boston, the original Restaurant Strong Fund raised nearly $500,000 from 2,000 individual donors in its first week, with support from athletes David Ortiz to Jimmy Develin and chefs Ming Tsai, Chris Coombs and Ken Oringer. Samuel Adams and The Greg Hill Foundation quickly realized the need was widespread and desire to support was even stronger.