one week left…

February 23rd, 2015 

There is less than one week left in our SET | RAISE | MATCH campaign to help support victims of sex trafficking in the United States.  Anyone can join + remember that every dollar given is doubled!

Sign up + learn more at: www.weddingsforfreedom.com

We hope you’ll join us in taking a stand,

J+M+D

dottie fern

February 13th, 2015 

Our precious Dottie was born on February 8th.  Michelle was a champion throughout + our family already feels like it is more complete with her here.

we are taking a stand!

February 2nd, 2015 

We are very excited + honored to announce our participation in the Weddings for Freedom: SET | RAISE | MATCH campaign to help end modern day slavery in the United States.  In short, our goal is to raise $2,000 to donate to Breaking Free, a safe home and rehabilitation center in Minneapolis that helps between 400-500 girls a year escape prostitution and sexual exploitation.  We will then match dollar-for-dollar every donation that comes in until we reach our set goal!  That means if we succeed in raising $2,000, we will raise and donate a total of $4,000 (or more)!

If you would consider supporting us in this effort, you can learn more about the project + give at: www.weddingsforfreedom.com

Any amount helps + every dollar goes farther as we will be matching up to $2,000.  We so appreciate you and hope that you will join us in taking a stand!

Your friends at paper antler,

J+M

PS: If you know any wedding vendors out there, encourage them to sign up!

How does it work?

SET - we set a goal of how much money we would like to give to Breaking Free

RAISE - we have the entire month of February to raise our set goal

MATCH - we will personally match every dollar that we raise up until we reach $2,000

Learn more + sign up at: www.weddingsforfreedom.com

Why should I care?

Reason #1:  At least 100,000 children are sold into sex trafficking every year in the United States

Reason #2:  There are fewer than 250 beds available for underage victims

Reason #3:  13 is the average age of entry into prostitution in the US

Reason #4:  The United States sex trade is a $9.8 billion industry

Reason #5:  The average American lives within 19 miles of daily sex trafficking

#weddingsforfreedom     |     #setraisematch

Confetti Magazine | bridal fashion | west cork, ireland

January 26th, 2015 

weddings for freedom: set | raise | match campaign

January 20th, 2015 

Take a stand against modern day slavery and join the Weddings for Freedom: SET | RAISE | MATCH campaign, as we partner with four safe homes across the country to help raise awareness and funds for victims of human trafficking.

Anyone can be a part, so join us and learn more at: www.weddingsforfreedom.com

As we celebrate the life of Martin Luther King Jr. today and remember all that he did to bring about freedom in this country, we hope you will join us in our efforts to help end modern day slavery.

J+M

P.S. In case you are wondering why you should care or how this affects you…

01:  At least 100,000 children are sold into sex trafficking every year in the United States

02:  There are fewer than 250 beds available for underage victims

03:  13 is the average age of entry into prostitution in the U.S. (that’s a 7th grader)

04:  The United States sex trade is a $9.8 billion industry

05:  The average American lives within 19 miles of daily sex trafficking