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Capes & Crowns Foundation 041716

Apr 13, 2016|

AN INTERVIEW WITH KYLIE COLE, FOUND AND CEO OF CAPES AND CROWNS FOUNDATION, ABOUT THE WORK THEY DO PHOTOGRAPHING CHILDREN AND FAMILIES WHO ARE STRUGGLING WITH DISEASE, ABUSE, OR OTHER SAD CIRCUMSTANCES, AND ABOUT THEIR FUNDRAISING GALA.

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This is microscope. And Entercom radio Portland public affairs program. I'm Gary blocks and if you need a smile on her face today and listen to this show when they introduce you to an organ launch for newer. Who's doing amazing things simply by taking pictures I would like to welcome Kylie cold she is the founder and CEO of keeps him crowns foundation welcome to microscope. The QL so they keep some crowns foundations yeah what does this show very cool. It is I think so. Advocates across the nation is a nonprofit hearing parlance and our whole goal this you bring joy to children in need. A short. Kids you're going to something really difficult if we do got through custom themes portrait session Experian says that are totally free for their family. Silica a kid maybe your who has an illness yeah. Yeah can come to you wouldn't and Gil dressed up thanks our favorite action hero or princess sir or whatever they wanna dress up like and the fact and you take pictures. So kids you an illness for. A medical condition like threatening or not it doesn't really matter. I hadn't kids not have a special need kids who you are in Foster care military families. The list kind of goes on and on it's there's really no black and white who can do this and who can't as just kids who've. Concerts and generally difficult and we just one and give them an unforgettable. Exciting experience. Priests and joy back to their life for there may be isn't summary of exactly. When a kid go through something try not anchor become an illness of some like. They can really take its hold on and just their life and and there are other kids and oust a sitting caring those burdens. And not where we come in and we just need something really fun for them to do with a feeling you are their friends and take their mind off of what it is that they're going through. So may not necessarily just be a photo shoot with the one child can be. Hint all the kids and their family or her whole family are everything they can include whoever they are here so they can do if their whole family they can do with just their siblings they can do about himself if they want Antioch. Or they conclude a few friends. Tell me about some of the photo shoot to jump start this must be it some exciting work. Pretty head and it's so funny and it totally and snapped. We just recently did a photo shoot last Tuesday in which a family through all three of them are not there's four and telling parents and a Tubal little boy and little girl. And since then mom and the kids they have a genetic disorder. Called and asked. And it's kind of taken its hold on net. This is particularly. The very young boy he's nine. And and it affects his developmental. Growth at a facts. More fine motor skills. Things but a normal nine year old continue he has a harder time with. And so we did a whole family photos she was found. The daughter she is six I believe and seen it of course loves on an outside the offense of course and food doesn't just. The sushi dress up as Elsa and we got mom all dressed up in this beautiful on a costume. And then Logan the sun hole was Haq Captain America and Spiderman. So of course he would have tab B Aaron and so all four of them gotten Ali's great costumes and hair and make up for the mom. And the daughter and we just had a blast doing these photo shoots and Portland at the Rose Garden downtown Portland bike on the and turning them into a superhero in a princess. That is so great that really fun. The themes are very. There's huge write anything that we can DO patent. Superheroes princesses we recently did a grim themed shoot from the west has a really fine hair and makeup turned an index. Asked me to forget that better. Correct terms. Hex and be steady with a foot a couple of things. That's very Portland yes Larry garlands for sure that while this group where did you come up with us India. Do you want to my AA fan girl and sir or my own airfare. Halting a little reached epic. As show my ought to stand there and we would be back in July we had a federal issue and what she'll need to take the stock first packet in January of 2015. And I had the idea to do you princess birthday parties. So I would come and bring all the costumes and props to you kid's birthday is it gets straddled costumes we take pictures really gotten. And then of course I got what do those superheroes. So I did not end. And then I just got crazy crazy busy with everything else going on in my life that's photography with the preschool with my own kids. And I just didn't appetites for. And then I just kind of I had everything. We did a superhero shoot for failing. Four voice. And we had them dress up as the commanders nights and the one of their sons as it was Elijah and and he was just a historic come to an out later after the issue that he had cancer and has slipped. And thankfully his international pop points. We took this photo. And it was a writer and golden are and the sun was just incredible I knew we had amazing light. But I couldn't see it hit the announce of I scheme described the light was amazing. Getting home and looking at these pictures there's picture of allies address at the store standing Arab. He has a hammer on the floor of and the sun is coming down from sky in this big streak of light straight onto a split where he advocates are well. I did not see on the camera I didn't Photoshop it. That was just. And I am I just speechless and he's not a I hadn't. To see that photo compared to you the photos of him in the hospital. Where he was going through treatments and so. You know just so thin and so. Week and you're going through. Cancer treatment not really takes a total body. And then to see this picture of him so confident and so strong. Just this I can't even describe it. We're pretty good doubled to show we do know that the guy you. There's so impacts all not just hurt his saline but also for me to seeing the power. Dot photography house. They have this photo so look back cat when times get tough. To remember he is tomorrow so that's where the hole. These kids are the real superhero concept came from. And he was really the inspiration for. What we're doing. Knife can girls version. Did the Stephen amount is they don't so. The so aero Monty daddy I'm prepared my husband and I are huge fans we've met Steven quite a few times now and he's huge in the charity work again and we're actually on our away to you a nerd convention in California could look at it. And add a whole cast of aero almost the whole cast of arrows gonna be there. And we've we had done an era themed photo shoot with kids so I mean that's a pretty. And it's her show for mold their kids and it's so funny thing means you know eight to thirteen year old dressed up as the green arrow on the black canary in. And bill Lowe bow and arrows and fighting at night with the smoke bombs that fog machine then. If so much fun so we have these photos and he did the flash Tim could we took the photos with. To have the cast sang it. Honor the flight that left at six 615 if I got the idea to turn it into a cherry. And it just. Exploded in my head ends meet get there and I told Stephen I told you the other cast members like and it's amazing. You have to deal this is incredible. So they started tweeting about it they're faced looking about it and then nots next day TW contact and hey we want to get involved. And just fat. That inspiration got people excited as they wanna see this happen and that was really what drove me don't really think it happened so fast. And that got Holman. Just got everything together and we've put together our board of directors we applied for our 523. We're told it would take about five months it took us nine days while hooked up with what sort of closed its business right so why does things where it's like every single thing. Came together and it was so obvious and this is what I'm supposed to be doing life and I could not. Not to. They're still right in the place he really doesn't do for you like I had nothing to do with it that separates. Exciting yes. Actually so who's eligible to have two particular photo shoots her. Lots of people that I hadn't. Kids to learn Foster care. Kids you. Are like we said before I have a medical condition like recovering from cancer it does need to be outpatient. And as of right now. Kids you are in remission from going through something like that kids with special needs. Kids to look. Have experienced a really difficult situation with about being some form of abuse. Lawson an immediate family number. Gosh the list kind of goes on an island and were always getting emails from people of stories that have you know. Of what their kid is gone through insist it's it's heartbreaking. But it's so encouraging at same time hearing all these different things that the kids go through and how we can have an impact on. Is an application processors from the not for good so on her website which is key concurrence dot work. There's an application process and a nomination process so the parent wants to apply for their family they would just go one download the application. Fill it out send it back to us. And then there's also professional referral form. So just to make application process fair. And we need a referral strung a teacher or a social worker school counselor. At their pediatrician in order somewhere in the medical field. Then. Just sitting verify what's going on and then but they're capable of doing photo shoot and kill things like that and they get that back to rest and then me. Talk about the issue and get on designing it. It's about the kids get so excited I have to say we start talking about blue design process same Darryl will finally hear what they weren't here because really the options are and yes. Well to their imagination in hand and back like that relieved to only makes everything even that much better relished because they think about things. I think every single shoe is completely unique there's not. You know it's totally different for every single candidate which is really exciting for photographer because they're in the same thing over and over there just got kind of boring and mundane but for advanced. It's something new every single time great and just see the impact that these kids how I got the Kitna impact among kids at this link since it's so worth it. Most zealous cost for the family want to have a photo shoot 00. This totally true for the how do you do that. Yeah hello our commitment to doing on your part to be here it's because we are sending an and we started vets November 21 is the day that we had the idea. So a lot of it I just kind of paid for myself as we've gone. We've done it a couple of got a funny pages. You've done and an online raffle and really that's just donations and sponsorships. As Halloween operate. The senior would say there is a big donate blood and yet has given Elton for. Yes I guess now that tells our listeners can go to caves in crowns dot org and hip and Tony. Now let's. It's a great organization to Jennings here it's what's awesome is that if they want a sponsor character. So I I at a friend's really good frontier. Passer a couple of years ago and he actually loves Captain America US Captain America incarnate and and it's in now every single Captain America shoot we're gonna do it and hit. Moments and tofu or something like Adam Finley number can. Sponsored character sonar and their donation will go towards purchasing those costumes and those props which can be used. Countless times. And read so many kids. And you supply all the costumes and makeup and all the stuff to gasoline I wish we could give the costumes for the kids but. We have all the costumes all the props on hair and make it services. And all volunteer. Amazing isn't good for you can't no one. Big fund raiser you have coming up present gala. Reacts yes it's called the 2016 psychic gala. Coming up on Sunday may 22. Viewers are taking place that is at the embassy suites near the Portland airports. Is this your first time having a part of what does he can't answer first major fundraiser. And it's really the goal is that this will help us really. Kick off the ground running. And since. Make it possible for us to reach so many cancer that's not what's going to be is a kind of. Blunt okay let me ask this of black tie event or is it a costume event it is either a half. So we've got to be really fun to you give the option of that Seth you wanna dress up black child via feet. You can you got or you can dress up as Batman or Caplan winner. An any costly or two and go to that I narrower. That's going to be a fun party I know I'm really excited to see how people should have to do the dinner Indians in drinks in the hole up the whole linearity got dinner. Drinks of it and we have a wine wall we have a raffle. We've got an auction going. We've got a deejay music dancing. Are ala cart is coming outs and we'll have a fund adult adult coloring tables could there. For the non Panthers three got photo Booth for Anderson giant super your city cake. Which will be incredible hungry. And Dario from wanna find on the buzz yes she's the most and almost as she is but that's just nonsense we are so excited to have her. It's going to be so much and there were proud to have dory here room Maria stations she's the past now she's and she's pretty good woman. Compared to be degrading your partner to eye with the Dow tonight at the start of ultimate helix to grow soft yes exactly very Dallas will be barrel. And assuming Khalil dressed up there in their cost and how do you get tickets to the gala on our website. Tickets are on sale now aliens as Dan mentioned that there's a promo code if they write and Interscope. They'll be a five dollar off coupon for them very nice it. Thanks to that of course. The hope now we can. Thumb but do you need volunteers. Though both party yeah at the party and the more than just shoots and generally how we're always looking for professional photographers to come. That is really our goal is to expand this to all parts of Oregon and let alone the whole entire country. I'm not exactly sure how that's gonna happen but not there all the so yeah any photographers I wanna volunteer their time and serves as an talent. Hair and makeup artists. We can use a mole. Maybe customers not do you have sooner we get your costume from and it's a company called cause we have caused plan. And they hand make the costumes and there actually gorgeous yeah unless specifically etiquette that princess costumes there. Legit you honestly think they are huge stress that they got hoops spirit that it got to lace up back there absolutely gorgeous. In the superhero costume three of those. Those from all over the place there's a company called groupies who mean typically order from. And just here in there now. I wanna hear some word more photo shoot stories to tell me to be some were his favorites after the there's so adorable eight they are they really are. The grim she it was a really fun we had a group of cash how many were saying eat. Eight teenagers. We all into this forest. And to have them all dressed Stockton in their grand outfits and do is uncanny how similar that teens looks like the actual characters. Have we had her hair and makeup artists come out. And did the grand make up on them as close significant gotta hurt I actually did the I haven't heard it called the Texans beasts make out which I'm nowhere near professional make up artist but. I tried. And. It gosh just seeing their faith is anything people occupied like what is on their face to what have to inspect the cook they're either really really neat. Yeah it's that there must be so fun for Hugh yeah you're doing has gotten from a such a nice place in your heart but it's going to be really enjoyable things like playing dress up with people. Except picnic I felt gonna creeping up up up so there are other age ranges they you do this with their buttons are mostly young kids older kids. Well we we actually just expanded it to be open to young Americans. Originally it was going to be about age four because that's really when they appreciate it and Kevin that really have fun. The better realized that. The pictures aren't just for the kids there for the parents to open and one of that footage is so we did on her. Sunday. This little girl her name is scarlet and she was recently diagnosed with and atypical HUS. Ands it's essentially like you. Back kidney and she's only ten months old when she was diagnosed. And serve her her mom in her grandma has gone through a really tough time the past couple months and we did a little super girl foot actually at her she just turned her she's tourney here in a couple weeks. And oh my goodness it was so cute she's got a little Clark Kent classes in the global white button down insert her little red teach you with a Superman shirt. Anne and her mom also dressed up like super girl the cape and and so is it was really neat to see hunting governor now strong. And to say and obviously they are strong however they are without costumes but dependency that. Handedly done even just really neat. And they locked. Yeah we did the finished product what you present to the tear in her. People in your photo shoot. Sure they get on the and it added images on a desk and it's also in a custom online gallery that they can share with family and friends and download however they please and has password protected. And they also get prince offer for. Well you're like an Angel. No not bat an. With the and you clearly enjoy what you do after so much but it's so rewarding and seeing. It's. My whole entire life. There's all these different things that I dot. It all it looks taking a step back and looking at everything it all points and that's. Ever experience and how whether it's in my career and education. It's all bets. And as a photographer. As a teacher. Dealing with kids on a daily basis. I used to do special tactic for theater. So that's for sure they grams you can't and couldn't. And then you know who's dealing with people all the time though you know. Really need a sense of joy that's. That's just amazing I can't say enough about it. At a sinker. So people listening to the show wanna get a hold viewing into a photo shoot for their kids or even wanna nominate the Stanley down the street to who has some kids that you could really use featuring up. Are gonna get a hold of. Sue and on our website there's nomination process that could also fill the form with all of their information and also the feeling that they want to nominate. And they can senate tax and then we would contact them in the family. Can get information. And then start designing an issue if they're eligible. And they killed emailed me to email or call me my email as a sleuths on the website Arab Kiley it keeps in crowns foundation dot org. A little different from the website it's got foundation on the hand but. That there main line is also opens an analyst contact me directly. What cool gift to give to somebody who moved their family maybe going through a tough time he got what it. Cool thing to give them. Like I said earlier it's one I can carry us through a difficult situation it can really ticket hole on. Just there every day life and when I was teaching before. I was able to see got a firsthand and seen being. Quality of I don't their quality of life bet. It just I could see that change in there the bankruptcy the change in their attitude as they are going through really difficult times. Which of course is totally expect at a and that's really what's. Why this is so important to me because. Doing something right thanks for the failing in not only. Give Darren some fun experience that takes our mind off of what they're going through. And it just lets them be kids again and just how fun and without having to worry about what they're gonna do next or how they're gonna have. Cash I don't know cope with but what they're going through it one thing I did notice to resign is selling console for the family and when the family is doing us all together. No one's on their phones no one's watching TV no one's working from home no one's doing homework. They're all there together in an accident and Matt. And they've seen their whole family unity come together and bonds and laugh and have a good time. When otherwise they probably wouldn't be doing that they company focused on. The typical situation Hampton. Says it's such a good distraction I don't want you there were distraction but it is that it is he really is it distracts strong. Whatever's going on this. Just one example certainly much better than being at that at the doctor's office perhaps being poked and RA we're going through chemotherapy and something like that are more. Being in the situation where you're being abused and you're out of that situation. Exactly and they found they nailed the planet. And be a part of the planning process. Not really in I'm not. And what they can get as creative as they want TO and we've had kids here oh. Favorite book character's favorite TV character Tigger movie characters. I guess that Walking Dead. A lot conduct that I share zombies that's monopoly phone oh. You can look at the editorial in the that I usually get so into and so excited and it gives them something to look for a TO. And then when the suits over against them something to talk about for a long long time and big including a photo on their wall and look at it. And it just reminds them of the joint they have not today. When they're still going through some political. What's there at its long lasting effects it's not just during the shoot not that he Italy. As their incomes well it's great. Talking an about the gala to come up pretty soon and if so tell your going to be making some some money he can fumble a stand cutting your not OK okay and you're doing this that just kind of out of the kindness of your heart but you need some support so we dale. Put a litter. Is going to be so much fun IAA invite your friends it's it's going to be a great date night and enemy you're girls' night out packing guys' night out. There's gonna something turning. And it's I just can't say enough to not and I am so excited about baton. I think it'll be the event of the spring period pentagon and the date again is Sunday may twenty seconds and 530 to thirty. At the embassy suites and buy an apartment airports and tickets are available. Yes online and don't forget to be not true scope coupon code our promotional code. Alexander about five dollars off. Excellent and keeps in crowns dot org into place to go to get tickets in make donations if you can't yes Kate says and superheroes crown doesn't frailty. Dot org do you have your. Unsolvable picked up for the party are you going you saw a. I haven't decided yet I found this really great blue dress and I was thinking about wearing a four helmet with a kick but the but that might be a little ridiculous. Now but the bond funds and does whole thing at a few options and that's great. Well congratulations on great success I think you so much I really appreciate you having me ten. Kelly co-founder and CEO of kicks in crowns foundation thanks for being non interest thank you. Microscope is an Entercom radio Portland public affairs program I'm Gary blocks and if you have a nonprofit or public affairs organization that you'd like to let others know about it. You can email me my email address is microscope that inter com dot com. Remember entered column start to the east and you can always go to this station's website click on the community link and submit your information there. If you'd like to hear this program again you can visit our website at microscope PDX dot com thanks for listening about just go and enjoy the rest of your weekend.