Pictures For Vets evolved from the nonprofit project Big Shots For Kids. Through our original organization over two hundred color digital images were placed in the following institutions over the last three years. These included Lurie Children's Hospital in Chicago, Veteran's Homes in Grand Rapids and Battle Creek, Zeeland Hospital, Holland Hospice, Lory's Place, Exodus Place, and Lighthouse For The Blind in Miami.
With the inception of Big Shots For Kids it became apparent that the children's hospitals are not often in need of artwork. BUT our Veteran Heroes have been sorely forgotten, which moved us in a direction to fill this void.
As an active photographer I have an enormous digital gallery in a wide variety of subject matter, and with the help of others will place images on as many Veteran's walls as possible. Above are images from the Grand Canyon placed in the little lounge off the staff offices at the Grand Rapids Veterans Home. There are ten additional
photographs featured in one of their busy first floor hallways, and two more images were just delivered to the Grand Rapids Home through Pictures For Vets.
This website will be developd as we progress. But its growth will depend on the generosity of others. Please consider becoming part of our team through a donation of any size, and spread the word of our mission.
Ted Swoboda Director of Pictures For Vets