Gifts

Thank you to all who have given us such lovely gifts!  We have received an abudance of wonderful things.  We still have a few items left in our registry pages, which are here:  Amazon Registry Page and here: Tiffany Registry Page.

We very much hope that those who have not yet given us gifts (or those returning to the site again!) will donate to one of our three favorite non profits, each of which reflects our values and interests.  Your contribution would mean so much to us.  Please email us and let us know which one you decided to support.

The Mississippi Center for Justice
This is a nonprofit public interest law firm in Jackson, Mississippi, that advances racial and economic justice in Mississippi by providing legal support to anti-discrimination and anti-poverty activists. MSJ has for the past few years focused its efforts on pushing for low-income housing and fighting for the rights of low and middle income former homeowners who were hit by Katrina. Chloe worked across the street from MSJ during her first summer in law school, and was impressed by the breadth of its approach and the dedication and effectiveness of its staff.

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Materials for the Arts
Since 1978, Materials for the Arts has provided thousands of New York City’s arts and cultural organizations, public schools and community arts programs with the supplies they need to run and expand their programs. Materials are gathered from companies and individuals that no longer need them and redistributed to the artists and educators that do. Marc supports MFTA because it is one of the few advocacy organizations that gets ‘down in the trenches’ with the people. Marc also supports MFTA’s emphasis on reducing waste by ensuring that hundreds of tons of supplies are reused rather than thrown away.

The Goma Student Fund
GSF is an organization started by our friend Devon Lake 2002, after she traveled to Goma as it was beginning to recover from a volcanic eruption. She witnessed a community facing the aftermath of 12 years of civil war, long term Rwandan refugee camps, and deep poverty, that had left thousands of children orphaned or impoverished and needing education. NE Congo is still designated as a relief area, so very little development work can happen there. GSF is a small nonprofit that works with communities to start schools, both K-12 and vocational. GSF has recently opened its second full time school, for which it has been gathering donations this year. GSF is highly efficient and effective. We have both watched GSF grow from its beginning and we think it is a Great organization.