The Gift that Keeps on Giving: Partner w/ us to create jobs!
Organized by: April Tam
We honestly can’t think of anything more exciting and we’d love more than this gift to create jobs together with our guests! We’ve partnered up with some really amazing people in Haitian Recovery and Development Company to focus on a large scale job creation and resettlement camp transition. What you're looking at here is a slum called Croix Des Bouquets outside of Port Au Prince. One way to help empower the current residents and allow them to recover from the devastating earthquake in 2010 is by giving them, especially young mothers, sustainable jobs to provide for their own families.
Through some incredible generosity of others, we’ve successfully partnered up with some local landowners who has agreed to donate a free parcel of land, all legal/regulatory fees relating to the transfer of the land, as well as free construction related services and labor at no cost for our building– totaling about $120k USD in value! This leaves us with another $120k or so to raise to cover all the material costs for the stand alone building, the well and reliable power source (about $20k each).
We are so eager to make this happen and are excited that something so great (besides our marriage, of course! haha) can immediately come out of our wedding – we want to join you in contributing by matching every $1 dollar of gift in our registry to go toward the project :) so with every $1 you give, Graham and I would love to match $1 up to $60k and the landowners will match $1 for our efforts total up to $120k, and we quietly watch the magic of generosity begets generosity happen together….and hopefully see some of this construction take place when we go back to Haiti in October for our honeymoon.
For those of you who like leverage/ROI/justice/serving the poor/impact investing/empowering people... we think you'd love this! :) (yes that was meant to cover literally every single one of our lovely guests) hope you'd be just as excited to partner with us on this! another great gift you can give to us, it's by simply *forwarding* this link on and get more people, friends or strangers, to give with us.
thank you for joining us, lots of love
april & graham
*note: if you want to save on the credit card fees, feel free to drop me a note to let me know your gift so I can add you to the donation page :) and at your convenience bring/mail me a check to 240 w 98th st, apt 2D, NY NY 10025 - thank you!* Please consider this a REAL gift like you'd buy for us had we chose Crate & Barrel! except we love it even more ;)
*note 2: like many nyc restaurants still working on their wine license... ;) we're still working on our 501c3 status! all paperwork had already sent to Department of State so we're just in the waiting stage, but the length of approval is somewhat random...SO conservatively speaking we will not have our 501c3 status by the time of the wedding - which means full disclaimer your donation would likely not be tax deductible at this time :( But, think of it as a way to help a new org that doesnt really have any other donor base right now, how exciting is that! :)