Charitable Partners

Goal: Interested in supporting health causes? Your wedding donations to this fund will be distributed by I Do Foundation to organizations that are improving physical and mental health worldwide by ensuring equitable access to health care, regardless of income, race, gender, or geography.

Food Research and Action Center
Mission Statement: FRAC is committed to ending poverty-related hunger in the United States. We work to achieve this by obtaining for low-income people access to nutrition assistance programs that ensure health and well-being. FRAC works in partnership with others through research, publications, grassroots mobilization, public education, policy analysis, and other appropriate means. Our Washington,D.C.-based project, D.C. Hunger Solutions, is focused on ending hunger in the nation's capital, and our Maryland project, Maryland Hunger Solutions, is working to end hunger in Maryland.

Action Against Hunger
Mission Statement: Recognized as a leader in the fight against malnutrition, Action Against Hunger | ACF International saves the lives of malnourished children while providing communities with access to safe water and sustainable solutions to hunger.

Doctors Without Borders
Mission Statement: MSF is an independent, international medical relief organization aiding victims of armed conflict, epidemics, natural and man-made disasters, and social marginalization. Each year, MSF doctors, nurses, logisticians, water-and-sanitation experts, administrators, and other medical and non-medical professionals depart on more than 3,800 aid missions. They work alongside more than 22,500 locally hired staff to provide medical care in more than 60 countries. In emergencies and their aftermath, MSF provides health care, rehabilitates and runs hospitals and clinics, performs surgery, battles epidemics, carries out vaccination campaigns, operates feeding centers for malnourished children, and offers mental health care. When needed, MSF also constructs wells and dispenses clean drinking water, and provides shelter materials like blankets and plastic sheeting. MSF was founded in 1971 by a small group of French doctors and journalists as the first non-governmental organization to both provide emergency medical assistance and to publicly bear witness to the plight of the people it assists.

Share Our Strength
Mission Statement: Share Our Strength?, a national nonprofit, is ending childhood hunger in America by connecting children with the nutritious food they need to lead healthy, active lives. Through its No Kid Hungry? Campaign, Share Our Strength ensures children in need are enrolled in effective federal nutrition programs; invests in local anti-hunger organizations; teaches families how to cook healthy, affordable meals; and builds coalitions to end childhood hunger, at the state and city level.

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Planned Parenthood Federation of America
Mission Statement: Planned Parenthood believes in the fundamental right of each individual, throughout the world, to manage his or her fertility, regardless of the individual's income, marital status, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, or residence. We believe that respect and value for diversity in all aspects of our organization are essential to our well-being. We believe that reproductive self-determination must be voluntary and preserve the individual's right to privacy. We further believe that such self-determination will contribute to an enhancement of the quality of life, strong family relationships, and population stability.
Based on these beliefs, and reflecting the diverse communities within which we operate, the mission of Planned Parenthood is:
to provide comprehensive reproductive and complementary health care services in settings which preserve and protect the essential privacy and rights of each individual; to advocate public policies which guarantee these rights and ensure access to such services; to provide educational programs which enhance understanding of individual and societal implications of human sexuality; to promote research and the advancement of technology in reproductive health care and encourage understanding of their inherent bioethical, behavioral, and social implications.

American Red Cross
Mission Statement: The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.

Global AIDS Alliance
Mission Statement: The mission of the Global AIDS Alliance (GAA) is to halt global
HIV/AIDS and mitigate its impacts on poor countries hardest hit by the
epidemic. In addition, we seek to address HIV's fundamental links to
social justice issues such as poverty, gender inequality, and lack of access to
education.

CAMFED USA
Mission Statement: Camfed fights poverty and HIV/AIDS in Africa by educating girls and empowering women to become leaders of change.

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I Do Foundation Health Fund
Mission Statement: Interested in supporting health causes? Your wedding donations to this fund will be distributed by I Do Foundation to organizations that are improving physical and mental health worldwide by ensuring equitable access to health care, regardless of income, race, gender, or geography.

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