Description Dodge Charger Caravan ChristmasBack in the Day U couldnt have a Charger Caravan Christmas without the Dodge Charger! Yeh w/o the Charger itd just be a Caravan Christmas wouldnt it? HA! When I came up with the idea for this pix Olwhatshername the trouble-and-strife The Wife didnt like the first title! So I changed it. Its better now I guess. ~:0)What? Oh What was the first title? U ask. Well I seem to recall that OlJuJu pointed out somebodys property we were driving past one evening. It was a humble dwelling. It was what some call a mobile-home. Others might call it a trailer. While some could say its a caravan. I liked caravan b/c of the consonance with Charger Caravan Christmas made sense. ~:0)So back to the discussion she and I was having whilst traveling in the Yellow Truck soaking up the local color. Sos shes pointing out this trailer in the middle of a few acres. (for those of u using the metrix-system U would multiply the distance b/tween earth and the nearest heavenly body. Then ud divide by the number of croissants u had at breakfast and that would give u the size of the lot in cubic-centipedes) Anyway she points out this run-down caravan in this yard and its surrounded by every washing machine or any other machine those folks had ever owned. But!! That modest dwelling had a delightful string of Christmas lights adorning one of the edges of the caravan. It was just getting night and the glow from the string of lights was etherial!So I sez to her, Im gonna do a photograph of that modest abode with that nice Dodge Charger we fotod earlier. Told her Id call it Trailer Park Christmas. Seemed appropriate to me. Oh no. Sez She Sounds too much like Trailer Park Trash! What?! I sez back at her. Whered that come from? Im just sayin. She retorts. Well I gotta admit shes always right. (Just ax her!) So Charger Caravan Christmas is the second choice of the title for this Viv
Chas Sinklier, VivaChas! Member Since November 2008 Artist Statement The VivaChas! Story
There's a new sheriff in town here at VivaChas! - - - We have a story to tell U about what it is we do with all these cool photos we make. Long-Story-Short, VivaChas! uses half the proceeds from the sale of the Hot Rod images here to make a difference in the world. We got the idea for making giving a major part of our business plan from the book by the founder of TOM'S Shoes, Blake Mycoskie's - "Start Something That Matters" - it's all about integrating helping others in need into Ur business from the very start & that's what we're doing here at VivaChas! ~:0)
The mob here at VivaChas! works out of what we call "The Club House" that is a small building on the property where Chas lives & works - we rely on third party venues for printing and shipping, so the only expenses outside production are web-site related and that's very low. So what sort of donations do sales at VivaChas! support with the "profits" from Hot Rod, Rat Rod & Pickup Art Photographs?
For starters VivaChas! supports the work at World Vision International. There we and U can provide on a monthly basis the money needed by children in the needy places of the world. Right now we're helping a one year old girl in Guatemala - As funds become available more will be done there to supply water and other necessities many of us take for granted. We also suggest U support a child through World Vision urself - here's a link - http://www.wvi.org - That's a great place for U to start helping as well ~:0)
Now for closer to home. About 400 miles North of our Texas Hill Country Clubhouse is the town of Abernathy, Texas just outside Lubbock. There the hard-working staff help kids & teens learn what real love is all about - self-less love and direction for youth is what they do. The Love Shack is a genuine non-profit just as is World Vision - just closer to home so-to-speak - Go to The Love Shack site - http://www.abernathyloveshack.org - and read their story. They step into the midst of a need in their community and make a difference. Help us help them; or help them directly through their site. VivaChas! supports The Love Shack with a monthly donation - - - U could do that as well either directly or by buying Hot Rod or Hill Country Art from VivaChas! ~:0)
Let's face it kids and teens are the world's future. By supporting world relief and regional relief folks, we here at VivaChas! are pitching-in where and how we can. U can jump in where U want - it's up to U ~:0) Our goal is for giving to remain a lasting part of our business plan as it is in our everyday lives ~:0)
That reminds me about local giving. VivaChas! in a focus of global giving, regional giving and local giving provides locally from our own income from VivaChas! - Hot Rodney Hot Rods - and other sources as we think them up in the future! Additionally, I - Chas Sinklier the photographer behind VivaChas! - teach college students about the Way, the Truth and the Light - along with PhotoShop and other Art classes ~:0)
So - when U buy a VivaChas! print, half what we call "the Profit" - above printing & shipping goes to World Vision, The Love Shack and other non-profits as our bit in helping our fellow man. So there U have it. The VivaChas! story as it now stands. We'll be updating it regularly for U - - - now go buy a nice print for Ur own clubhouse, that blank spot on the wall, or as a special gift with a story for someone U know & love ~:0) VivaChas! - VivaTexas! & VivaYou!
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