Want to help?
• The 2012 Childhood Calendar can be purchased online at www.childhoodcalendar.com or at Blue Dangles Boutique, 9810 Medlock Bridge Road in Johns Creek.
• For more information about the Jack and Jill Foundation, visit www.jajf.org.
A local girl will appear in a calendar supporting an organization that helps children create memories with terminally ill parents.
Evie Reichman, 6, was selected for the 2012 edition of Childhood Calendar, which features the work of Atlanta photographer Oana Hogrefe.
Each year the photographer has a casting call for photogenic children.
About 30 are chosen for Hogrefe’s Web site, where the public then votes to determine the final 12 for the calendar.
Proceeds each year benefit a different child-focused nonprofit.
Reichman’s mom, Di Linh Reichman, said the family first got involved with the project last year, when 2-year-old son Everett was one of the finalists for the 2011 calendar benefiting Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.
While he didn’t make the final 12, Reichman said the family was happy to be involved.
“I admire [Hogrefe] and the fact that she does this every year to help the community,” Di Linh Reichman said.
As a result, Reichman asked Evie if she would like to be a part of the casting call for this year’s calendar.
“When I asked her, she said she would definitely want to help other children,” Reichman said.
Throughout the online voting period, Reichman said her daughter kept close tabs on the Web site.
“She’s very excited about it. While people were voting, she kept asking, ‘Am I winning, am I winning?”
One hundred percent of the proceeds from the calendars, which cost $12.99 each, will go to the Jack and Jill Late Stage Cancer Foundation.
The organization gives families in which at least one parent is in the late stages of cancer the gift of spending time together on an all-expenses paid vacation.
The families are also provided free cameras to capture memories from the experience.
The Reichmans are happy to help.
“We love children and we love being a part of this,” Di Linh Reichman said.