Every three seconds, somewhere in the world a child becomes a bride. VOW for girls is here to change that.
Kim Starr Wise Floral Events is part of the VOW Pro+ network – a community of wedding professionals and wedding-aligned businesses working together to drive social change and support the lives of girls globally. By supporting Kim Starr Wise Floral Events, you are helping to make VOW the gift of choice for weddings globally and helping to get us closer to end child marriage. We invite you to join us to support and celebrate girls.
What is VOW for Girls?
VOW is a nonprofit movement that aims to eliminate child marriages around the world. They partner with companies in the wedding industry, as well as engaged couples and their friends and families to raise funds that will help end the child marriage crisis. Since VOW’s founding, 150 community based organizations in 6 countries have received grants from VOW, and 90% of these recipients are woman lead organizations. VOW partners with the Girls First Fund in order to advance girl’s rights by providing education, job training, and vital life skills, so girls can own their futures.
Did you know?
- 1 in 5 girls in the world is married as a child.
- Girls who are married before the age of 15 are almost 50% more likely to have experienced physical or sexual violence from a partner than women who are married after 18.
- Over 60% of women (20-24) with no education were married before 18.
- If current trends on child marriage continue, 120 million more girls will be married in childhood by 2030.
How can you get involved with VOW?
You can VOW your wedding by simply creating a fundraiser by visiting vowforgirls.wedding/fundraiser and share with guests on your wedding website, via email, or on social media. You can also donate directly to VOW in lieu of favors or gifts and let your guests know with a note on your wedding website, or share on your place cards or menus or add VOW as your charity of choice on your wedding registry or gift list. Another way to support VOW is to add VOW partner products to your registry/gift list or give them as thank you gifts to your wedding party and loved ones.
You can also raise awareness by following them on social media @vowforgirls!
Where the Money Goes
VOW for Girls believes in locally-driven solutions. And thanks to generous donors who fund VOW’s staff and infrastructure, they are able to ensure 100% of the funds raised from individuals, brands, and wedding industry partners go directly to community-based organizations working to end child marriage. VOW finds that the more organizations engage directly with girls on a consistent basis, the more impact they have. That’s why VOW works with their sister organization and granting partner, the Girls First Fund, to fund effective yet overlooked organizations, striving to do so with energy, empathy, and respect. Efforts include advancing girls’ rights by providing education, job training, and vital life skills, so girls can own their futures. Since VOW’s founding, 150 community-based organizations in six countries have received grants, and 90% of those grantees are women-led organizations.