EVENT DATE: Jun 18, 2014
Thank you for considering donating to a great cause in honor of our wedding! Since Michael and I already have all the traditional "home stuff" we need, we are challenging our friends and family to raise money for our favorite charities.
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital: They're pioneers in research and technology development to combat and cure childhood diseases. In 1996, they even won a Nobel Prize for their work involving how the immune system responds to viruses. Combine that with the fact that they accept any child as a patient regardless of race, religion or the ability to pay, that makes them pretty awesome in our eyes. http://www.stjude.org/
Gabriel Project of West Virginia: This is a local charity that helps pregnant women and families with infants under 2 years old obtain the resources they need. This includes baby items like diapers and cribs, or even counseling if desired. What makes them great is their focus on helping those close to home, including the ones who have no where else to turn. http://gabrielwv.org/
Water.org: They get clean water to areas of the world that have no access. In addition to drilling wells, water.org focuses on community involvement and ownership so that they'll maintain clean water habits for years to come. They offer grants and micro-loans to locals so they can help themselves to clean water and sanitation technologies. It's their innovative approach to a widespread, lingering problem that makes us love them. http://water.org/