Please - No Gifts…..we REALLY mean it too. We’d rather see the money go to families and children that, because of war, famine or natural disaster, are in desperate need of help.
The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence (a registered charitable organization) will be collecting donations for the The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) as the official Big Gay Wedding Charity. (aka the "Pink Tent Fund")
As the UN Refugee Agency, the UNHCR’s primary purpose is to safeguard the rights and well-being of refugees. The UNHCR strives to ensure that everyone, including gays, can exercise the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge in another State. They provide humanitarian aid such as tents for shelter, clean water, sanitation and vital health care. Without UNHCR, many refugees would not survive.
By year-end 2014, there were nearly 60 million people of concern to UNHCR, including 19.5 million refugees and 38.2 million internally displaced people. In addition to natural disasters, the civil wars in Ukraine and the Middle East, there are gay refugees from Uganda and elsewhere. More than 75 countries have outlawed homosexuality and at least five countries have laws that allow homosexual acts to be punished by death.
Five hundred dollars provides a tent to shelter a family from the elements. We hope to raise enough funds for several pink tents with all the modern conveniences gays take with them camping.
*** Disclamer: We aren't actually able to get PINK tents. We know, they would look incredibly fabulous... but it ain't happening. But they will be pink in our hearts <3
Are you one of those super organized people? Those that like to get things taken care ahead of time? Then this is for you!
Click though the link below, and click on "Single Gift" on the right hand side. Anything donated on this page will count towards our goal to raise $10,000. You can also donate at the event.
UNHCR has been amazing in creating the special page http://www.unhcr.ca/biggaywedding just for our event!