Virtual Photo Walks Inc Donation Page
Virtual Photo Walks is a project to allow people using Google+ to be interactive citizens again. Utilizing the hangout feature people are able to visit and interact with smart phone enabled photographers to see places and people they use to. See places and things that they might not have had the chance to see.
It is a not just a service for those who are hospitalized or cannot go out into the community, but also for the many who just need a break in their day. It is a way to lend a helping hand by providing a window to places and things most of us take for granted, a truly interactive experience.
John Butterill discovered a way to share his photo walks through Google+ Hangouts.
Below click on the image link to see the movie Google made showing Virtual Photo Walks.
Word began to spread across Google+ amongst professional photographers who wanted to help and participate. People with disabilities or illness, or simply needed a break in there day began following Virtual Photo Walks.
Virtual Photo Walks Inc is a 501c3 pending.
Virtual Photo Walks™ mission is to thus enable those who are immobilized by disability, illness or age to escape their isolation and re-engage with society virtually. Those whom we will service learn to use mobile video chat tools to virtually participate in events in selected locations around the world and then use those same tools to engage with their family and friends and to more efficiently interact with their caregivers.
Virtual Photo Walks™ has now been organized as a not-for-profit entity (pending) approval by the IRS in the US - using a 501C3 charitable structure. VPW has now established its Board, and its Advisory Board.
The funding to date has been minimal and borne largely by the founder John Butterill. The goal now is to raise money to fund the organization on a proper footing for a full year of operations.