NOVA SCOTIA, Dec. 19, 2018 /CNW/ - Nova Scotia based businesswoman Eileen Richardson has taken her passion for photography and applied it to the greater good. Richardson has donated several pieces of her photographic artwork to support local community fundraising efforts.
"I am thrilled to be able to give back to the community through my photography, which has been a long-time passion of mine," says Eileen Richardson of DiaDan Holdings Ltd. "I take pride in being able to gift my artwork and was happy to donate to a good cause."
According to the 2018 Giving Report by CanadaHelps, overall, Canadians give 1.5 percent of their total income to a diverse range of charities, with 7 percent of the donations going to the arts. Interestingly, the report finds those who earn less than $20K also give a greater percentage of their income than those who earn $250K or more - more than double.
"There is a satisfaction in creating my art and there is also a joy in donating it to worthy causes. It is therapeutic to help others, and artwork brings joy to both the artist and the recipient," Richardson commented.
Art specifically has proven benefits throughout all walks of life. It helps children to be better, well-rounded students and it has been known to improve the quality of life for seniors.
Richardson adds, "Art helps enhance the lives of so many people - like those who are suffering from an illness or carrying the burden of stress. It can also alleviate the symptoms of anxiety and depression."
Eileen Richardson studied photography in Art College and the school supported her efforts by loaning out cameras to take with her on her travels, which included several trips to the Caribbean.
At one time Richardson had over 200 albums of photographs on Webshots, one of the first photo sharing/purchasing sites, which many people used for stock photos and computer backgrounds.
In addition to her pursuits in photography, Eileen Richardson runs DiaDan Holdings Limited, a Nova Scotia based private company. She is also an ordained minister in both Canada and the United States.
SOURCE DiaDan Holdings
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