Angels of Faith Calendar Sales Benefit Easter Seals UCP

Fine art portraiture artists, Crider’s Photography, has partnered with Easter Seals UCP to create a 2011 Angels of Faith calendar featuring local children photographed as angels. The motivation behind this calendar is Ethan DeJarnette, who is ten years old and has cerebral palsy. He is the nephew of a Crider’s Photography employee. The calendar fundraiser has so far raised more than $9,000 for Easter Seals UCP, a nonprofit that serves children and adults with disabilities and mental health challenges.

The fundraiser began in July when Crider’s photographed area children as angels and donated $50 from each portrait session to Easter Seals UCP. During the month of September, the public was asked to vote on the angels that would be placed in the calendar. Each vote cast was a $1.00 donation to the nonprofit. The Angels of Faith calendar has been a great seller with 100% of the proceeds benefitting Easter Seals UCP.

“Some children are born to serve an extraordinary purpose in life, while dealing with hardships,” said Pat Crider. “We love Ethan and have had the privilege of meeting and photographing several children that also live with cerebral palsy. We have learned and have been inspired by these children. They each have a huge heart, big smile and such sweet spirits. We are so proud of the Angels of Faith calendar.”

Crider’s Photography will be presenting a check to Easter Seals UCP from the Angels of Faith calendar promotion on Monday, January 31st at 10:00 a.m. at the Easter Seals UCP Charlotte Children’s Center (716 Marsh Road, Charlotte, NC 28209). Their inspiration for the campaign, Ethan DeJarnette, will help present the check with his aunt and Crider’s employee Krissy Sloan.

The Angels of Faith calendar features Ethan and 11 other children with and without disabilities and can be purchased for $12.99 by calling (800) 736-9901 or by visiting

About Crowder’s Photography
Crider’s Photography, specializes in fine art portraiture of children, family and senior photography. They are located at 2294 Wilkesboro Highway in Statesville and recently voted the best photographer in the Lake Norman area. For ore information on Crider’s Photography,

About Easter Seals UCP North Carolina & Virginia
Headquartered in Raleigh, NC with programs and services throughout North Carolina and Virginia, Easter Seals UCP is a lifelong partner to families managing disabilities and mental health challenges. The nonprofit serves more than 20,000 individuals and their families annually through an array of services. Easter Seals UCP enhances the quality of life for individuals and maximizes their potential for engaging in their communities. For more information on Easter Seals UCP North Carolina & Virginia, please visit