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Kids of Kathmandu Charity
Kissy Kissy
May 23, 2016

We have a new photo shoot coming up! (Get all of the details on how your child could be included here.) Usually we photograph our collection in Peru, where Kissy Kissy is made. But this time, we're teaming up with NY-based photographer Jami Saunders for a special shoot... that could include your child! We're going to be hosting a contest through which a few lucky NY-area babies will be selected for this project. But more on that later.

We first want to introduce you to Jami and her special cause. Jami focuses on family and children's photography as well as wedding and engagement photos. Jami's work has appeared in many publications including The Bump, Parents magazine, The New York Times, Town & Country magazine, 100 Layer Cake and Style Me Pretty.

While we love Jami's beautiful work, it is her labor of love on behalf of orphans and special needs children a world away that inspired us to collaborate with her on our upcoming shoot. Beyond photography, one of Jami's big passions is travel. That wanderlust is what first led her to Nepal in February 2010. While volunteering at an orphanage there, she recognized a need and soon set about finding a way to meet it. Later that year, she and co-founder Andrew Raible launched the Kids of Kathmandu charity.

Since then, they've rallied friends, family and their circle of NYC artists to find creative ways to fund projects to help Nepal's most vulnerable. Their work has

  • enabled the children to leave their poorly performing school to attend a respected private school
  • provided a solar energy system for lights and hot water
  • fed the children with 4,500 meals a month
  • and provided water purification systems

The team is now focused on helping to rebuild 50 schools that were devastated in the 2015 earthquakes in the region.

If you'd like to help, you can donate to the charity or shop Jami's new plush toy line, Oja Moon. And, if you live in the NYC-area, enter our contest here and your baby could become a Kissy Kissy & Oja Moon model! 

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