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Matt Schulze's Fundraiser:

Matt & Mark's Charity Wedding Registry

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EVENT DATE: May 03, 2014

THE STORY:

Mark and I have decided not to receive personal gifts from our guests.  We instead have asked you to donate to the following Non Profit organizations.

  1. Delancey Street Foundation:   We’re considered the country's leading residential self-help organization for substance abusers, ex-convicts, homeless and others who have hit bottom. Our average resident has been a hard-core drug addict for sixteen years, abusing alcohol and multiple drugs and has dropped out of school at the 7th grade and has been institutionalized several times. Many have been gang members; most have been trapped in poverty for several generations. Rather than hire experts to help the people with problems, we decided to run Delancey Street with no staff and no funding. Like a large family, our residents must learn to develop their strengths and help each other. It’s an approach to changing lives that is “against all odds”.

    We said we were going to take ex-convicts and ex-addicts and teach them to be teachers, general contractors, and truck drivers. They said it couldn’t be done. We said we were going to take 250 people who had never worked and had no skills and teach them to build a 400,000 square foot complex as our new home on the waterfront. They said it couldn’t be done. We said we were going to partner with colleges and get people who started out functionally illiterate to achieve bachelor of arts degrees. They said it couldn’t be done. We said we were going to run successful restaurants, moving companies, furniture making, and cafés and bookstores without any professional help. They said it couldn’t be done. We said we were going to do all this with no staff, no government funding, and no professionals. They laughed and said it couldn’t be done.

    We struggle a lot but we’ve been doing it. For over 40 years we’ve been developing a model of social entrepreneurship, of education, of rehabilitation and change that is exciting and full of hope. If you need help, or want to help, please contact us. Most of all, we hope you can feel as inspired by ordinary people’s abilities to achieve extraordinary accomplishments as we’ve been.

  2. San Francisco Food Bank:  Our mission is to end hunger in San Francisco and Marin. It's a huge job that's only gotten harder as our community struggles with a prolonged period of economic distress and record numbers of people are pushed to the point of hunger.

High unemployment and the lingering effects of the recession have pushed record numbers of people in San Francisco and Marin to the point of hunger. While government safety net programs are stretched thin with budget cuts, people can still count on the Food Bank. Thanks to our thousands of donors and volunteers, we haven't cut back. We've scaled up, and we're getting more food to more families than ever before.

This is the impact the Food Bank will have in this year alone: 

225,000 people will be nourished through our programs
 
45 million pounds of food will be delivered throughout San Francisco and Marin, more than half of it fresh produce direct from the farm
 
100,000 meals worth of food will be distributed each and every day
 
30,000 families will receive wholesome foods at our pantries each week
 
11,000 children will be served fresh, healthy snacks in the classroom each school day
 
450 nonprofit partners will rely on us to supply their meal and food programs
 
230 farmer's market-style pantries will provide foods people can use to prepare healthy meals in their own homes

DONATE

To This Fundraiser

$3,275

MONEY RAISED
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  • Mathew Schulze

    $100

  • Mercedes Ho

    $100

  • greg g.

    $100

  • greg g.

    $100

  • Aneil Batra

    $100

  • John Barrett

    $75

  • Greg, Dash, Justin

    $100

  • Bill and Bruce

    $100

  • Bill and Bruce

    $100

  • Chris, Trista, Mia and Miles Schulze

    $200

  • Mercedes Ho

    $100

  • Patricia Kunz

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Lawrence Li

    $150

  • Anonymous

    $150

  • Anonymous

     

  • JPM

    $100

  • AAH

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Jojo, Georgia, & Lynn

    $150

  • Anonymous

     

  • Travis & Jas

     

  • John Wilson

    $150

  • Bill and Nancy

    $100

  • Lisa & Joe

     

 

47% Raised of $7,000 Goal

Our Causes

Matt & Mark's Charity Wedding Registry's Photo

DELANCEY STREET FOUNDATION

Matt & Mark's Charity Wedding Registry's Photo

SF-Marin Food Bank

Donor Comments

Lisa & Joe

Lisa & Joe

CHARITY: SF-Marin Food Bank

Hi Mark and Matt, We've never been known for being early... Hope you had a great time on your honeymoon. We've got to get the kids together for a playdate sometime soon. Congratulations! Lisa and Joe 3 years ago

Bill and Nancy

Bill and Nancy

DONATION: $100
CHARITY: DELANCEY STREET FOUNDATION

3 years ago

John Wilson

John Wilson

DONATION: $150
CHARITY: DELANCEY STREET FOUNDATION

Great wedding. Very beautiful ceremony. Congratulations! 3 years ago

Travis & Jas

Travis & Jas

CHARITY: DELANCEY STREET FOUNDATION

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

CHARITY: SF-Marin Food Bank

3 years ago

Jojo, Georgia, & Lynn

Jojo, Georgia, & Lynn

DONATION: $150
CHARITY: SF-Marin Food Bank

Congratulations Matt & Mark - Many happy wedding wishes to you both! 3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $200
CHARITY: DELANCEY STREET FOUNDATION

3 years ago

AAH

AAH

DONATION: $100
CHARITY: SF-Marin Food Bank

Congratulations Mark and Matt. This is so much better than a blender! 3 years ago

JPM

JPM

DONATION: $100
CHARITY: SF-Marin Food Bank

Thanks to you, Matt & Mark, those less fortunate can enjoy a little happiness along with the two of you! 3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

CHARITY: SF-Marin Food Bank

We are looking forward to sharing your special day! 3 years ago