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Homeless kids show hopes and dreams through "Pictures of Hope" program

Posted at 10:35 PM, Nov 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-10 00:35:43-05

Local homeless kids got to see their hopes and dreams in high definition Thursday. 

It's all part of the "Pictures of Hope" program through the Salvation Army.

The program gives homeless kids digital cameras and a day to explore their city and take pictures of things that make them feel hopeful for the future. 

In total, 15 Tucson kids were chosen for the program. 

Now, their pictures will be on display at Yikes Toys throughout the month of November. 

For the next year, those pictures will also be featured on Salvation Army greeting cards, and all of the profits will go to help the kids and their families. 

Photojournalist and author Linda Solomon taught the participants how to capture their pictures before they went on their tour of the city. 

She says this program is so important because it gives kids in a bad situation an opportunity to see how bright their futures can be.

"To get a little hope into their future, and know that they have a whole life ahead of themselves. That they can create any life that they want," Solomon said. "And to give them the motivation to proceed to grow and create their future."

The pictures will be displayed at Yikes Toys at 2930 Broadway for the rest of November.