About

We are a small team of creatives working hand in hand with various charities in the Gauteng area to give back to those in need. We aim to give people who have absolutely nothing a little piece of humanity, hope, and inspiration in the form of a photograph of themselves or a loved one, and an opportunity to share their story.

In order to do this, a number of events are hosted throughout the year, each with its own specific focus group. During these events, we provide an opportunity for people in need to have their portrait taken and printed for them. We also provide the opportunity at these events for people to have their makeup and hair done, choose a few new clothing items and share their story.

Our next event will be taking place on the 2nd of December 2017. To be a part of it, simply fill in this application form. Alternatively, if you’d like to make a donation to the Project, please get in touch with us. If you’d like to find out a bit more about this project, you should check out this video.

If you’d like to get in touch with us, you can drop us an email at hello@helpportrait.co.za.

Organizations Involved

Tshwane Leadership Foundation

The Tshwane Leadership Foundation is committed to innovative social change and social inclusion within the city of Pretoria.Within the Tshwane Leadership Foundation, there are a number of programs and institutions all of which provide support to women and young girls at-risk, homeless people, women and men involved in commercial sex work, children in need, people living with HIV/AIDS and chronic mental health, as well as residents of the inner city social housing projects.

Fujifilm South Africa

Fujifilm is considered to be world’s largest photographic and  imaging company. The overarching aim of this company is to enhance the quality of like for people around the world. Fujifilm has aligned this aim with their contribution to Help Portrait Pretoria by printing portraits at events.

Village Montessori School

The Village Montessori School is located in Centurion and offers a holistic education to students from pre-school to high school level. Part of the school mission is to foster an awareness in their students of their role and responsibility in society. In line with this, Village Montessori School has become involved with Help Portrait Pretoria by collecting numerous donations for the events, as well as serving as a donation drop off point.

Bravo Pizzeria

Bravo Pizzeria is a unique pizzeria located in Hatfield, Pretoria, that offers a wide range of delicious pizzas as well as a comfortable environment to work in. Bravo has become involved in Help Portrait Pretoria by supplying pizzas to a number of events such as StorySpace Acoustics.

Dot Brand Ink

Dot Brand Ink is a small passionate family business that specializes in printing personalized products, ranging from baby grows, home memories, T – shirts, caps and other clothing to corporate gifts. This printing company was a great help in the printing of the Help Portrait Pretoria stickers for the portrait events.

New Acropolis

New Acropolis is an international organization of philosophical, cultural and humanitarian nature. The organization was founded in 1957 in Buenos Aires (Argentina) by Jorge Angel Livraga Rizzi. Today, New Acropolis is present in more than 50 countries on five continents and has branches in over 400 cities. Its areas of activity are: philosophy, culture and volunteering.