EVENT DATE: Sep 17, 2016
Welcome to our wedding registry!
Having lived together for 2 years, we have filled our home with all that we need (and more, if we're being honest)! For that reason, we are asking for no wedding gifts, please. Your presence at our wedding is gift enough.
For those who would still like to give us something in honor of our wedding, we have created this alternative registry in lieu of traditional gifts to benefit a few causes that are important to us.
Please take a few moments to read about the amazing work these organizations do and why they are special to us below and consider making a donation. Thank you so much for choosing to honor our marriage with a gift that helps others.
We can't wait to see you in Austin!
Rachel and Harrison
Austin Guinea Pig Rescue is an organization dedicated to rehoming guinea pigs, chinchillas, hamsters, gerbils, mice, degus and hedgehogs in the Austin, Texas area. Many people don't consider small animals in the realm of animal rescue, so they are frequently dumped without concern instead of taking to animal shelters or properly re-homed. Since rescuing our guinea pig Snickers in August 2014, Harrison and I have a new fondness and appreciation for small animals and their adorable, spunky little selves. It would be fantastic to help support this amazing group rescue, provide medical care for, and re-home more small animals in Austin.
A Well-Fed World is a hunger relief program that provides people in need with nutritious, sustainable food and food-related education. They support local, sustainable farms and build vegetable gardens to increase community access to fresh foods. We would love to assist their various programs in providing hunger relief and promoting healthy farming practices in communities across the globe.
Goat Mountain Ranch Sanctuary is a farm sanctuary just outside Asheville, North Carolina that provides shelter for animals that would otherwise be destined to a life of misery or death. Goats, pigs, dogs, birds, and even a donkey live at this lovely sanctuary that Harrison and I visited in November 2013 during a trip to Asheville. We walked the property with the director Rob and enjoyed the company of a goat named Chewy on our walk, as Rob explained his plans for future expansion. This sanctuary holds a special place in our hearts and we would love to help them in their mission to rescue more animals.
The Nonhuman Rights Project is an organization working to help animals like chimpanzees, whales, and elephants achieve freedom from captivity. They were recently involved in a court case to free 2 chimpanzees from the world's largest chimpanzee research facility. The facility has now announced the eventual release of all 220 chimpanzees to sanctuary. We strongly support this organization's incredible work, which is saving lives and starting important dialogue. A new documentary about the NhRP premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival and airs on HBO later this year!