Charitable Organizations

Warren Paul Harris, the photographer responsible for creating the images in this collection, has been involved with various charitable projects over the years.

It was in 2002 that Mr. Harris sought to implement a method of refurbishing computers that were otherwise destined for the scrap heap and refurbish them for purposes of distributing functional computers to underprivileged families. Finding local non-profits unwilling to assist him in his effort, he founded the Foundation for Uniting Technology with Recipients (FUTR.org). Over the span of five years, they managed to refurbish and distribute just over 300 computers to lower-income families.

During this process, the local LULAC chapter gave Mr. Harris an award for his work with the Latino community in this regard. Mendenhall School, whose students and families chiefly benefited from the foundation's work, also presented him with a similar award for his efforts..

In the creation of his World Trade Center "Prophecy" series and the 9-11 Memorial image, Mr. Harris sought out an appropriate organization to benefit from the income generated from the sales of these images. After much research, emails and a few phone calls, the Mayor's Office of NYC recommended Friends of Firefighters in Brooklyn and a new partnership was formed. Twenty-five percent of all sales of these images goes directly to this foundation..

During the production phase of Texas As I See It, Warren's first coffee table book, he wanted to donate a portion of the proceeds to an appropriate foundation. One that would benefit education - and the arts. Since his daughter teaches music in a Dallas city school, he sought out a foundation that would benefit DISD and their arts programs. After much research, he settled on Big Thought, a Dallas-based non-profit that does exactly what he was looking for. One dollar from the sale of every book goes directly to this fund.

In producing the NYC Collection, once again Mr. Harris desired to form an alliance with a foundation that would make a difference. Settling on the "Red Delicious" name for the collection