Christmas cards feature ‘Pictures of Hope’ from homeless children in Denver

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DENVER — Some homeless children in Denver are now Christmas card designers.

The Salvation Army unveiled the new cards at their Aurora Corps on Friday afternoon.

The front side of each card has a picture taken by a homeless child from the Salvation Army’s Lambuth family shelter on Federal Boulevard.

Each child was given a camera, and asked to take a picture showing their hopes and dreams for the future.

Ionna Rivera, 12, took a picture of a restaurant.

“When I grow up I want to own my own restaurant, and this helped me by realizing I can do it,” Rivera said.

The project is called “Pictures of Hope,” the brainchild of well-known photographer Linda Solomon.

The cards can be purchased, with proceeds going to the services provided by the Lambuth shelter.