This month, Aisle Less Traveled is giving back to:

What does the ACLU do? I’ll let them tell you:

For nearly 100 years, the ACLU has been our nation’s guardian of liberty, working in courts, legislatures, and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties that the Constitution and the laws of the United States guarantee everyone in this country.

Whether it’s achieving full equality for LGBT people, establishing new privacy protections for our digital age of widespread government surveillance, ending mass incarceration, or preserving the right to vote or the right to have an abortion, the ACLU takes up the toughest civil liberties cases and issues to defend all people from government abuse and overreach.

With more than 2 million members, activists, and supporters, the ACLU is a nationwide organization that fights tirelessly in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and Washington, D.C., to safeguard everyone’s rights.

Charity Navigator gives the ACLU a score of 96.66 (out of 100), reporting that 86.9% of donations go directly towards program expenses.

Want to give them some additional assistance? Donate here.

WHY AM I GIVING BACK?

Planning a wedding can feel trivial in a world where there is so much hatred, violence, and injustice. Giving back to progressive organizations is a small way we can help fight that together.

I know I struggle with the question of whether I’m doing enough to make things better for my fellow humans. And since you’re reading this page on my website, I bet you are the kind of people who worry about these things too.

So when I left my former planning company behind and rebranded into Aisle Less Traveled, I decided to put my money where my mouth is:

» I am committed to donating 5% of my fee from every wedding I plan to organizations working towards social justice, full equality for all people, protecting this one planet we have, and generally making the world a better place. 

Every calendar month, I select a different progressive group to give to. Together we will help fund the hard work that so many amazing people and organizations are doing.