Hello friends and family!
As Luke and I embark on our biggest adventure yet together, we have been reflecting on how truly fortunate and privileged we are in so many different ways. One of the strongest connections Luke and I have is our shared commitment to social justice, improving the lives of others, and preserving the beauty, health, and wonder of the only planet we will ever have. In lieu of a gift, we would be honored if you would consider making a charitable contribution to one of our favorite, carefully selected causes. Please click the donate button and select the charity you would like to contribute to. If you select "general donations" those contributions will also go towards the ACLU. Thank you so much for your kindness, love, and generosity. We are so grateful for each and every one of you!
Environmental Defense Fund: My mother, the incomprable Chris Hykal, cared for this planet the way she cared for all things that were most important to her; with her whole heart. From the time my brother and I were little, she emphasized the significance of protecting and preserving this planet, and led by example every day. Luke and I chose the Environmental Defense Fund in her honor, which works to find innovative solutions to our most urgent environmental challenges.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation: One of the most valuable things Luke has taught me throughout our relationship is understanding the importance of defending civil liberties in the digital age. With the rapid rise of the internet, smart devices, and social media platforms, technology often moves faster than our laws. The EFF works tirelessly to keep a watchful eye on policy and protect our privacy and human rights online.
American Civil Liberties Union: For almost 100 years, the ACLU has been a champion for human rights and vital in defending our nation's most vulnerable populations. Luke and I proudly chose the ACLU for it's commitment to women's rights, racial justice, and free speech among many additional causes this organization supports.
Petfinder Foundation: One of the best days of our lives was the day we adopted our amazing dog Rigby! He has brought so much joy and love into our house and we are beyond grateful for him every day. We were fortunate to find our sweet boy through Petfinder, which uses technology to increase the overall effectiveness of pet adoption programs across North America in hopes that the euthanasia of adoptable pets is eliminated. We have chosen the Petfinder Foundation to help this organization assist animal shelters and rescue groups in their work to find every adoptable pet their fur-ever home ;).