On December 8th, 2017 I had the pleasure of representing Impact Imaging by Stephanie Hill at a Sip and Shop hosted by Blue Moon Boutique to benefit The Youth Center. I am on a journey right now of becoming an addiction counselor so that I may go on to teach photography therapy and in my studies last semester I was fortunate to meet Mrs. Lina Lumme from The Youth Center in Los Alamitos. The Youth Center provides a place for students of a wide age range a safe place to play and do homework after school as opposed to being out on the streets. Blue Moon Boutique is a philanthropic boutique that carries many products from small non-profit and philanthropic brands to feed the hungry, help the homeless and provide protection and resources to endangered men and women, just to name a few. Every month Patti, the owner of Blue Moon Boutique chooses a benefactor to donate a portion of that month's proceeds too. The Youth Center was chosen for December and we had a Sip and Shop party to bring awareness as well as to help add to the donation that the The Youth Center would be receiving. I was so honored to be able to participate in such a fun event, to be able to use my passion to give back to such a great cause, to spend the evening in a fabulous boutique with amazing women... and some men, and to experience it all through my lens. The evening was a huge success and load of fun and ultimately Patti and her team from Blue Moon Boutique gifted the largest ever donation to The Youth Center that month.