Scout takes portraits for low-income families

January 26, 2014 

Lucy McNamee of Cary has received the Silver Award, the highest achievement in Girl Scouts.

For her Silver project, Lucy set up a photo booth to take pictures of families unable to afford professional family portraits. After doing a great deal of research about photography, she took the photos herself. Lucy partnered with Lindsey Bui of the Carying Place in order to identify families who would benefit from this project. The Carying Place is an organization in Cary that teaches homeless, working families with children life skills for independent living while providing short-term housing and support. Lucy gave each family a printed copy of their photo as well as digital copies on CD.

Lucy, the daughter Greg and Sally McNamee, is a member of Troop 1860, led by Wanda Schramm and Nancy Moody.

News & Observer is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service