February 14, 2014
What could be a better testament to your love than to ask your friends and family to give access to clean water, sanitation, and hygiene to communities in Africa in your name?
On this day celebrating love, Voss Foundation wants to thank all the generous couples who have added Voss Foundation to their wedding gift registries. For example, Ida and Bjorn contacted us recently to let us know they would be asking their wedding guests to contribute to Voss Foundation. We are always overjoyed when we hear that brides and grooms want to celebrate their love with philanthropy (which literally means “love of people!”). We work with the registrants to create a custom page that reflects their wedding, their relationship, and their magnanimity. We incorporate an interview with the couple, their photos, and any design elements from their wedding planning – or, our incredible pro bono Art Director can help them design something completely original!
Sometimes, instead of, or in addition to registering for their guests to make donations, a couple can choose to contribute to Voss Foundation rather than buying party favors for their attendees. This is another beautiful way to let weddings demonstrate the power of love!
Once people learn about the need for access to clean water, sanitation, and hygiene in Sub-Saharan Africa, they often ask “What can I do?” That is why we offer a number of different Personal Giving options, from memorial campaigns like Signe’s Well (see the result!) and Lene Maria for Rent Vann, to individual wells like Casey’s, to hosting your own fundraiser at a New York City hotspot with Host Committee, to enable you to can create your own Ripple Effect!
So, if you know an engaged couple who want to show how powerful their love is, you might suggest they register with Voss Foundation. Or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your fundraising ideas!