But if you must. . .
We understand that there are some who wouldn't feel comfortable coming to a wedding without a gift for the new bride and groom. To accommodate this tradition, we prefer that you make a charitable donation to organizations that are important to us.  Either:

     The Academy of Hope or
     The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

However. . .
If a charitable contribution does not feel quite right, we have registered for just a few items that we could use. Although, we do hope that you would consider making a charitable donation at least a small portion of your gift to us.

Charities
The Academy of Hope is a school for low income and no income adults in Washington, DC.  It offers classes in math, reading, computer skills, job readiness, and GED preparation.  AOH serves more than 500 students each year and donations help to subsidize the cost of textbooks, computers, and a small staff.

Between 1997 and 2002, Megan volunteered as a teacher and tutor in math for adults preparing for their GED exams. As a graduate student, she isnít currently teaching, but plans to return once she completes her degree.

For more information, please go to the web site:
The Academy of Hope

The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation is the leading charitable funder and advocate of juvenile (type 1) diabetes research worldwide.  The mission of JDRF is to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research.

Kevin was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when he was five years old and looks forward to the day when a cure for this disease is found.

For more information, please go to the web site:
The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

Registries
We are registered at Linens 'n Things for just a few household items we could use.