EVENT DATE: Apr 16, 2016
David and I hope to use our wedding celebration as a catalyst to give to those less fortunate. We have volunteered with, met with, befriended, travelled abroad with and/or donated to each of the selected non-profits, and each of the selected non-profits hold a special place in our heart for the services that they provide to the forgotten, abused, and/or neglected in our community and abroad. We hope you enjoy getting to know these incredible organizations!
David and Kate
ABOUT STAR OF HOPE MISSION
Star of Hope is a Christ-centered community dedicated to meeting the needs of homeless men, women and their children. Positive life changes are encouraged through structured programs which focus on spiritual growth, education, employment, life management and recovery from substance abuse. http://www.sohmission.org
ABOUT RESTORE INTERNATIONAL
Restore International, based in San Diego, fights injustice and human rights violations and brings hope, justice and restoration to underrepresented children in Uganda, India, Somalia, Iraq and Nepal. http://restoreinternational.org
ABOUT HOUSTON AREA WOMEN'S CENTER, INC.
The Houston Area Women's Center helps individuals affected by domestic and sexual violence in their efforts to move their lives forward. We provide shelter, counseling and advocacy to support them in building lives free from the effects of violence. We seek social change to end domestic and sexual violence through community awareness and education. Our services are confidential and available to everyone. http://www.hawc.org
ABOUT UNITED AGAINST HUMAN TRAFFICKING (FORMERLY KNOWN AS HOUSTON RESCUE AND RESTORE COALITION)
United Against Human Trafficking exists to prevent and confront modern-day slavery by educating the public, training professionals and empowering the community to take action for the purpose of identifying,rescuing and restoring trafficking victims to freedom. http://uaht.org
ABOUT INTERNATIONAL JUSTICE MISSION
To rescue thousands, protect millions, and prove that justice for the poor is possible. International Justice Mission is a Christian human rights organization with a focus on laws and law enforcement to combat violence including sex trafficking, forced labor slavery, illegal property grabbing, police abuse of power, child sexual assault, and citizenship rights abuse, in major third world countries. https://www.ijm.org
ABOUT MAGNIFICAT HOUSES, INC.
Our mission is to give witness to the value of each person-not for what he or she can do, but for who he or she is - someone who deserves respect and dignity. There are many in the American society who have been severely damaged for whatever reason. There are many who are unwanted and unloved. These are the people we serve and with whom we share our talents. We aim to serve the most abandoned and the most neglected in society and to minister to those who are seriously deprived spiritually, mentally, socially and materially. http://www.magnificathousesinc.org/Home.html
ABOUT THESE NUMBERS HAVE FACES, INC.
Africa is rising. We invest in students to lead and empower their countries. These Numbers Have Faces provides the last mile of support on the road to education. We identify promising students from poor, rural, or post-conflict communities and provide them the opportunity to attend university, become leaders, and change their communities. Unlike traditional financial aid or scholarships, we go well beyond tuition support, offering a wide-range of professional development, leadership, entrepreneurship, and women’s empowerment training. http://www.thesenumbers.org
ABOUT CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF THE ARCHDIOCESE OF GALVESTON-HOUSTON
Guided by God's love, Catholic Charities helps people in southeast Texas (Galveston-Houston) by providing caring, compassionate services and advocating for social justice in collaboration with parishes and communities. Our vision is people of faith helping people in need achieve self-sufficiency and live with dignity.