Published: Dec 06, 2013 10:48 PM EST

FORT MYERS, FL.--The hopes and dreams of local children who are homeless are now captured on Christmas cards.

It's called "Pictures of hope" and today each child's Christmas card's were unveiled at Victory Lane Chevrolet in Fort Myers.
The kids were given cameras and taught photography skills by the founder of the program.     
Their mission was to snap photos of what they truly want in life.

"The children hope for things that truly matter. You don't see ipads, or ipods, in their pictures of hope. They share life lessons for all of us," said founder Linda Solomon.

Victory Layne Chevrolet also surprised the kids with Christmas gifts. The holiday cards can be purchased through the Salvation Army--all the money raised will directly back into the Salvation Army's Red Shield Lodge.

For more information on how you can purchase a card, head to www.salvationarmyleecounty.org