In this week’s Pay it Forward, we travel to Goldsboro, York County, where one photographer captures people’s images and their hearts with her giving spirit and sunny outlook on life.
Meredith Kaminek is well-known in central Pennsylvania for her years of photography work, but she’s also well-known for her giving nature, despite going through struggles of her own.
“She tends to provide to everybody, every way she can, in whatever means that they’re able to afford,” said Anne Landefeld, a recipient of Kaminek’s kindness. “There’s times where she just donates.”
Landefeld said Kaminek has donated everything from her time and money to photography work.
“I don’t know where I would be, at this point, let alone a lot of others, I am sure,” Landefeld said. “Because I’ve seen her do this. She’ll give the last ounce of anything in her body and soul as well as her income to people.”
With the $200 in hand, FOX43 followed Landefeld to Kaminek’s studio on Goldsboro’s town square. Landefeld told her she had an emergency and needed to stop by.
“Meredith, I want to let you know that this is FOX43 Pay it Forward,” Landefeld told Kaminek as she handed her the $200. “And this week, this is for you! This is for you! For all of the things you have done for so many and me.”
“Oh my God!” Kaminek responded.
Kaminek said she approached her work like all aspects of her life, with a smile on her face.
“It’s great to have a beautiful day everyday, and things aren’t always so bad,” she said.