Published On: September 1, 2022Categories: Press1.8 min read
Complete Weddings + Events has been in partnership with Global Partners in Hope (GPiH) for the last nine years working to provide basic needs to individuals in developing areas in West Africa. In the last few years, Complete Weddings + Events has raised over $100,000 with the help of Complete staff, customers, and wedding industry partners. This money has helped build five clean water wells and a health center, and provide medical supplies in remote areas of Mali and Togo, West Africa
This year, we’re raising the bar, and extending our typical one-month donation period to two months to help us reach our biggest goal yet: $100,000 in one year! After a visit to Togo in early 2022, our Complete Weddings + Events team identified having surgical rooms is the number one need requested by the Togo health center staff. See more of the recent tour in the film, “Joy”, filmed and edited by Complete Weddings + Events video editor and creative manager, Tim Vogel.
Fundraising for Surgical Rooms
Working with Global Partners in Hope, the funds this year will go towards providing surgical rooms in Togo. Currently, without a surgical center, if an emergency C-section is needed to be performed during childbirth, the mother has to be transported to a hospital miles away risking both the mother and child during the long commute. These rooms would allow for surgical procedures, like C-sections, to be performed by trained on-site doctors. Learn more about these sustainable initiatives from GPiH to improve the lives of women and children in West Africa.
Help Us Hit Our Goal
Our goal of $100,000 for the #DoGoodTogether initiative wouldn’t be possible without your support! Whether you’re adding Complete services this fall, helping to share our initative, or share what Complete can offer for those planning a wedding, support is appreciated on all levels! When you book any service this September or October (DJ, photography, videography, uplighting, coordination, or photo booth), a portion of the proceeds will go towards building surgical rooms to save women and children during childbirth.