Tuesday, January 19, 2010

PB&J's for The Wedding reception!

It would be impossible to find two more selfless and wonderful people on this planet. Look. I dare you to prove me wrong!

Will Nicholson, one of my husbands best friends and his fiance Leah Bogen who recently got engaged, have begun planning their June wedding. Where most couples would be penny pinching to make it the best day possible and not willing to sacrifice anything for their big day, Will and Leah have decided to donate 25% of their budget, which was for their reception - to the crisis in Haiti. Even stating they will be serving PB&J instead of the traditional meal choice to make this donation work for them.

The Pioneer Press had this to say about Leah & Will and their conversation about making this choice:

"She totally blew me away," said Nicholson, a University of Minnesota Duluth graduate. "I'm still in awe. I was very impressed. How do you say anything but yes to that? It's such a selfless and thoughtful thing. It's hard to get excited about planning a wedding when other people are having such a terrible time.

She [Leah] made a decision right then and there to donate the money they planned to spend on the reception dinner — 25 percent of their wedding budget — to people in Haiti. Her fiance didn't need any convincing."

To read the full store please CLICK HERE

I am so proud to call these people my friends, and will gladly help them make PB&J's for their wedding reception! As a mom, I have mad skills in that department!

To make your donation to Partners in Health, the orginization chosen by Will & Leah, CLICK HERE even if you can only spare a dollar, every little bit helps!

Photo by Kari Layland www.kariphotography.com


Special E said...

I read about what Leah & Will did and was floored! The world could use a lot more people like them!!! I started up a business that works on the same principles as this couple. We actually 'rescue' items leftover from weddings and recycle them in ways that help people in need! In fact, if Leah & Will are interested in taking their humanitarian gesture to another level, we would love to speak with them about the opportunity to get involved with our business. If you think this would be of interest to them, please have them give us a call. Our company is called "Special E", our web address is www.thespeciale.com, and our tollfree number is 888-448-1930.

Christie, Jeff and Kennedy said...

this is amazing. I don't know them, but I would happily help make PB&J's for their reception as well.