Charitable Partners

Goal: Interested in supporting children and families? Your wedding donations to this fund will be distributed by I Do Foundation to organizations that are providing all children, youth, and families with the opportunities, resources, and support systems they need to develop to their full potential.

National Center for Victims of Crime
Mission Statement: The mission of the National Center for Victims of Crime is to forge a national commitment to help victims of crime rebuild their lives. The National Center is dedicated to serving individuals, families, and communities harmed by crime.

For more than 25 years, the National Center for Victims of Crime has served as the nation's most comprehensive resource and advocacy organization dedicated to supporting crime victims and those who serve them. It remains at the forefront of the national effort to provide crime victims with the rights, protections, and services they need to rebuild their lives.

Girls Inc.
Mission Statement: Girls Inc. inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold, providing more than 140,000 girls across the U.S. and Canada with life-changing experiences and solutions to the unique challenges girls face.

The Girls Inc. Experience consists of people, an environment, and programming that, together, empower girls to succeed. Trained staff and volunteers build lasting, mentoring relationships in girls-only spaces that are physically and emotionally safe and where girls find a sisterhood of support with shared drive, mutual respect, and high expectations. Hands-on, research-based programs provide girls with the skills and knowledge to set goals, overcome obstacles, and improve academic performance. Informed by girls and their families, Girls Inc. also works with policymakers to advocate for legislation and initiatives that increase opportunities for girls.

At Girls Inc., girls grow up healthy, educated, and independent. Join us at girlsinc.org.

Children International
Mission Statement: Our mission is an important one: To give children and youth living in poverty the tools they need to create real and lasting change in their lives. We see great potential in every child and believe that by providing well-designed child and youth development in a nurturing environment, we give them the chance to grow up to become healthy, educated, employable and empowered adults. Transformations like this are only possible through the support of our caring supporters, and we recognize them as partners in tackling the poverty problem.

Save the Children
Mission Statement: Save the Children is the world's leading independent organization for children in need, with programs in nearly 120 countries, including the United States. We aim to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to create immediate and lasting change in their lives by improving their health, education and economic opportunities. in times of acute crisis, we mobilize rapid assistance to help children recover from the effects of war, conflict and natural disasters. Save the Children is a member of the International Save the Children Alliance, a global network of 30 independent Save the Children organizations working to ensure the well-being and protection of children in more than 120 countries.

Global Fund for Women
Mission Statement: We are a global champion for the human rights of women and girls. We use our powerful networks to find, fund, and amplify the courageous work of women who are building social movements and challenging the status quo. By shining a spotlight on critical issues, we rally communities of advocates who take action and invest money to empower women.

National CASA Association
Mission Statement: National Court Appointed Special Advocate Association, together with its state and local member programs, supports and promotes court-appointed volunteer advocacy so every abused or neglected child in the United States can be safe, have a permanent home and the opportunity to thrive.

United States Fund for UNICEF
Mission Statement: UNICEF was founded in 1946 to help children in postwar Europe, China, and the Middle East. Today, as the United Nations Children's Fund, it serves children and families in developing countries worldwide and depends entirely on voluntary contributions. The U.S. Fund for UNICEF was established in 1947, the first of 36 National Committees set up globally to support UNICEF through fundraising, education and advocacy. Since its inception, the Us Fund for UNICEF has provided UNICEF and various NGOs with $4.4 billion in cash and gifts-in-kind.

Child Welfare League of America
Mission Statement: CWLA will lead the nation in building public will to ensure safety, permanence, and well-being of children, youth, and their families by advancing public policy, defining and promoting practice excellence and delivering superior membership services.

CWLA challenges Americans to make children a national priority. Our mission is to engage people everywhere in promoting the well-being of children, youth, and their families, and protecting every child from harm.

We envision a future in which families, neighborhoods, communities, organizations, and governments ensure that five universal needs of children are met. They include (1) basics such as food, shelter, education, and health care, (2) nurturing relationships, (3) opportunities for optimal development, (4) protection from harm, (5) and healing from harm if it occurs.

Children's Defense Fund
Mission Statement: The Children's Defense Fund Leave No Child Behind? mission is to ensure every child a Healthy Start, a Head Start, a Fair Start, a Safe Start and a Moral Start in life and successful passage to adulthood with the help of caring families and communities.

Big Brothers/Big Sisters of America
Mission Statement: Provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.

Global Fund for Children
Mission Statement: The Global Fund for Children advances the dignity of vulnerable children and youth around the world.

Free the Children
Mission Statement: Free The Children believes in a world where all young people are free to achieve their fullest potential as agents of change. We are a charity and educational partner that empowers youth to remove barriers that prevent them from being active local and global citizens. Our domestic programs educate, engage and empower hundreds of thousands of youth in North America and the UK. Our international projects, led by our holistic and sustainable Adopt a Village model, has brought over 650 schools and school rooms to youth and provided clean water, health care and sanitation to one million people around the world, freeing children and their families from the cycle of poverty.

A Home Within
Mission Statement: A Home Within is the only national organization dedicated to meeting the emotional needs of foster youth. We envision a world in which every foster child has a relationship with at least one consistent, caring adult.

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I Do Foundation Children, Youth, and Families Fund
Mission Statement: Interested in supporting children and families? Your wedding donations to this fund will be distributed by I Do Foundation to organizations that are providing all children, youth, and families with the opportunities, resources, and support systems they need to develop to their full potential.

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