When Needham residents Kristen Collins and Cara Soulia started the #thefrontstepsproject, donating photographs of people in their community in exchange for contributions to the Needham Community Council, they hoped to do a little bit of good locally. They did far more than that. More than 500 amateur and professional photographers across all 50 US states, plus Canada and at least 10 other countries, ended up donating their time and photographs. All told, their grateful portrait subjects gave close to $2 million for community organizations worldwide in less than 90 days. The project is still ongoing.