I was very excited to hear that Western Canada Wilderness Committee accepted our donation recipient request. WC2 is a westcoast icon. For many years they have been fighting the good fight and raising awareness of environmental issues for all of Western Canada.
What is so great about Western Canada Wilderness Committee is that they actually have a wedding component that ties in nicely to our event. We encourage those couples who have everything, or need nothing, to accept donations to a charitable organization in lieu of gifts. Guests love to give gifts and what a great idea to direct those energies to something that has so much more substance. Not only is it good for our community, it allows friends and family of the couple to understand their passion and commitment to the environment.
A wedding I recently photographed even had the couple donate monies to a charitable organization as wedding favours. Each guest received a small card that advised what had been given on their behalf. I was impressed with this progressive idea.
Western Canada Wilderness Committee can give you a display to put up at your wedding to give your guests more information on where their gift monies go. The donation can be granted to a specific cause or to the organization itself.
Sue Fox of Western Canada Wilderness Committee also told me that the organization sells a lot of cards that are used as invitations and thank you cards. All of the funds from the purchases go right back into the community and the photography is amazing.
I have been a member of WC2 for many years and was an eco-activist in my youth trying to save the Elaho Valley, a success story. I volunteered with mail outs and calendars. To give back more than just a membership now is very inspiring for me. Western Canada Wilderness Committee will receive $2.50 from each paid entrant from The Grassroots Wedding Fair. Money well raised, I believe.
Western Canada Wilderness Committee will be at The Grassroots Wedding Fair with cards on hand for sale and information regarding their donation program.