Hello Friends and Family!
As our wedding gift, Ariel and I are requesting that you donate to help kids who need our help. One of the strongest values that Ariel and I share is the desire to give back. We are passionate about helping children, and kids in the foster system need all of the help we can give. By donating through this page, you are supporting our vision for our future together, a vision where we help kids all over the world. Thank you for helping us get off to a fantastic start in making a difference!
"About Heart Gallery of Tampa:
The mission of the Heart Gallery of Tampa is to raise awareness of Tampa’s waiting foster children, engage the community in their welfare and secure permanent, loving adoptive families.
Heart Gallery children represent those in foster care who need additional support in finding families due to factors of age, race, those part of large sibling groups and children with special needs. About 100 children are featured in Tampa’s Heart Gallery each year. This tool has demonstrated unprecedented success for children who have languished in care, historically hidden from the public eye.
In the U.S., foster children have traditionally been hidden from view. Thousands of children languished in the foster care system, only to reach the age of 18 and find themselves on their own. But, in 2001, a photographer and an adoption worker created a unique concept to introduce these waiting children to their communities with the hope of finding loving, adoptive families. Poignant portraits of older children and sibling groups were displayed for public viewing. Appropriately named “The Heart Gallery,” this innovative model changes lives every day by giving a voice to America’s forgotten children. Over the past decade the Heart Gallery developed larger touring and interactive galleries, expanding to hundreds of cities across the country as they all work toward the shared mission of a forever family for every waiting child.
1) A Light at the End of the Tunnel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3IlUpekR9jM
2) He’s Ours: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkCmOTqMG5M
3) Meet Marquele: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MyYe6FNKGI
Website: https://heartgallerytampa.org/ "
Thank you for supporing us by making a donation on our behalf!!!
Brandon & Ariel, aka Team AB