I don’t have a dog in this hunt, but I thought I would weigh in anyway. I like the idea of a photography or arts based charity. My vote is for the International League of Conservation Photographers and Child’s Play. Although I wouldn’t complain about a donation to Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep.
Wow, I like that charity, cameraflage. Honestly, looking at NILMDTS and how they’re run, Flashes of Hope looks like it actually gives more money toward research as well as the photo sessions. From the friends of mine who do NILMDTS, I think they volunteer their time and also provide the photos, so I’m not sure what the organization actually pays for other than their 3 staff members and “education” on the pay forums for volunteer photogs. It looks like Flashes of Hope pays for framed prints and makeup artists for the kids’ photo shoots as well as cancer research. I think I might want to change my vote; need some clarification from my NILMDTS friends on what kind of coordination and funding structure there is….
Just a suggestion. What about something like ORBIS or Helen Keller International, both charities trying to prevent avoidable blindness in developing countries? We could use our eyes behind the cameras to help improve the sight of others.