It has been impossible not to feel moved by scenes of the devastating bushfires that have spread across Australia over the last few months, especially as conditions worsened throughout the country over Christmas and the New Year. And, we’re not out of the clear yet with more extreme weather expected this week and the summer far from over. As a business that is partnered with school communities in every state and territory, we have been paying attention to the news with particular concern and felt it was necessary to do something to give back to the families in communities that have been caught up in these terrible events.
Compass Photos and our partners MSP Photography have been providing school photos for more than 25 years, working with over 3,000 schools during this time. We’ve seen just how much joy school photos can bring to parents and carers, capturing those crucial moments in a child’s development from kindergarten to twelfth grade. These are memories families want to hold on to. That’s why we’ll be providing free reprints of school photos to families impacted by the bushfires.
We know it’s only a small gesture, but it’s one we hope families who have been affected by the devastation will find meaningful.
School photos are something that families cherish, however for many of families in areas affected by the bushfires, the fires came too quickly for any of their valuables to be saved.
If your family has been affected by the fires, claiming your free photo reprints is simple, with a dedicated page on the Compass site requiring you to provide a few essential details. Once your photos are ready, they’ll be distributed to a location of your choice, free of charge.
Over the next few weeks, the team at Compass will be doing more to raise funds for services supporting communities in the disaster zones. For now, we wanted to extend our sincerest condolences to all those who have found themselves impacted by these life-changing events; our thoughts are with you.