Planning a wedding can feel trivial in a world where there is so much hatred, violence, and injustice.
I know I struggle with the question of whether I'm doing enough work to make things better. I bet you are the kind of people who worry about these things too.
So when I decided to leave my former planning company behind and rebrand into Aisle Less Traveled, I decided to put my (and your) money where my mouth is.
» I'M COMMITTING TO DONATE 5% OF EVERY SALE TO AN ORGANIZATION WORKING TOWARDS SOCIAL JUSTICE, FULL EQUALITY FOR ALL PERSONS, PROTECTING THIS ONE PLANET WE HAVE, AND GENERALLY MAKING THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE.
Every calendar month, I'll select a different charity to give to, and together we will help fund the hard work that so many amazing people and organizations are doing.
» MEET THIS MONTH'S CHARITY: 5% OF AUGUST 2017 SALES WILL GO TO SOUTHERN POVERTY LAW CENTER
What does the SPLC do? I'll let them tell you:
"The SPLC is dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society. Using litigation, education, and other forms of advocacy, the SPLC works toward the day when the ideals of equal justice and equal opportunity will be a reality.
Our lawsuits have toppled institutional racism and stamped out remnants of Jim Crow segregation; destroyed some of the nation’s most violent white supremacist groups; and protected the civil rights of children, women, the disabled, immigrants and migrant workers, the LGBT community, prisoners, and many others who faced discrimination, abuse or exploitation.
Our Intelligence Project is internationally known for tracking and exposing the activities of hate groups and other domestic extremists.
Our Teaching Tolerance program produces and distributes – free of charge – anti-bias documentary films, books, lesson plans and other materials that reduce prejudice and promote educational equity in our nation’s schools.
We also built and maintain the Civil Rights Memorial and its interpretive center, the Civil Rights Memorial Center, in Montgomery, Alabama, the birthplace of the modern civil rights movement."
Southern Poverty Law Center has a 3-star rating and scores 86 (out of 100) on Charity Navigator, who reports they spend 64.6% of all funds on programming.
Think they need even more money? You can give them all your extra dollars right here.