We’re adding something a little different to our Mother’s Day special this year: a chance for you to give back to our community. It’s no secret that Brooks and the County of Newell has been one region hard hit by the economic downturn in the oil and gas industry. People and businesses are feeling the effects big time, as well as the service providers locally that can help out.
It wasn’t so long ago that our area was rocked by the layoffs at XL Lakeside: the largest employer in Brooks. This time around, the situation is way different.
We’re an extraordinary community that pulls together during tough times - it’s something we’re known for. Some people point to the pattern of every seven or eight years, the oil and gas industry goes through a bust, returning to a boom later on. This time, the bust will be larger, but we can pull through it.
In response, RyKie Images & Events will be donating half of all session fees for clients who book Mother’s Day Mini Sessions to the Brooks Food Bank. Why that organization? Well, it’s a simple numbers game. The Brooks Food Bank is totally donation-funded, with a large portion of that coming from local oil and gas companies. Demand has gone up at the food bank, and will continue to do so….with a reduction in monetary support.
We realize that donating a large percentage of session fees will not change the world, but we hope to raise awareness on the Brooks Food Bank and that they are one of many local services here to help families affected by the downturn.
So here’s how it works: from now until May 10, if you book a Mother’s Day Mini Session with RyKie Images & Events, we will donate 50% of the $150 session fee to the Brooks Food Bank. The actual session can take place anytime before or after Mother’s Day, but needs to be booked before May 10, 2015 (please note: other offers cannot be combined with this special).
Yes, times are tough, but there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Keep watching for more ways RyKie Images & Events