EVENT DATE: Aug 27, 2017
Hello friends and family! When thinking about how we wanted to celebrate our ten year anniversary and wedding, we wanted a way to share some of the love and good fortune we've had with others in need. We've selected a few charities we love, and we would be honored if you made a donation to support the fantastic work of these organizations. Here's little bit about the organizations we chose (in alphabetical order):
1. Crisis Text Line: Suzanne loves counseling. Josh loves data. CTL sits at the intersection of the two, providing free, 24/7 support to people in crisis via text and sharing anonymized texter data with mental health researchers across the country. Suzanne has been a CTL crisis counselor since 2015, volunteering a few hours each week to support individuals in need. Learn more here.
2. Equal Justice Initiative: We have strong feelings about the prison industrial complex. Racial and economic inequality have prevented our country from fulfilling its promise of justice for all. EJI, founded by author, activist, and nonprofit rockstar Bryan Stevenson, works to end mass incarceration, abolish the death penalty and excessive punishment, and promote racial justice. Learn more here.
3. Planned Parenthood: Despite recent political chatter, women are in fact people who get to make their own decisions regarding their sexual and reproductive health. Planned Parenthood has been fighting for women's rights and providing women and families with essential medical care for over 100 years. We're proud to support Planned Parenthood to empower women to make educated healthcare decisions. Learn more here.
4. Robin Hood Foundation: As New Yorkers, we know many of our neighbors struggle to make ends meet, feed their families, secure housing, find a job, get an education, and achieve their potential. Robin Hood fights poverty in New York through data-driven grant making, funding the best and most effective organizations in NYC. Because their board covers all administrative costs, 100% of your donation will go directly to helping 1.8 million New Yorkers in need. Learn more here.