Welcome to the not-so-subtle art of leaving the world better than you found it.
Turns out, it’s a lifelong journey—one that I’m willing to take.
We each have the power to be an agent of change. With our wallet, our votes, and our influence, we have more leverage than ever before to cultivate the world we want to see.
Now’s the time to answer the call.
Rise to the occasion.
It’s not enough to do well—we’ve got to do good, too.
GOOD by K. Hancock
Weddings for the world, planning with purpose.
Put simply? You wed–I give.
When you and I team up to tackle the celebration of a lifetime, we’re collaborating in more ways than one. Not only are we putting our heads together on logistics, color palettes, and floral design, we’re making the world a better place while we do it.
In a nutshell, it’a my simple way of giving back to help our fellow humans thrive.
Let me introduce you to the organizations that you will be helping….
The Loveland Foundation was established in 2018 by Rachel Cargle in response to her widely successful birthday wish fundraiser, Therapy for Black Women and Girls. Her enthusiastic social media community raised over $250,000, which made it possible for Black women and girls nationally to receive therapy support. Black women and girls deserve access to healing, and that healing will impact generations.
The Loveland Foundation is the official continuation of this effort to bring opportunity and healing to communities of color, and especially to Black women and girls. Through fellowships, residency programs, listening tours, and more, ultimately we hope to contribute to both the empowerment and the liberation of the communities we serve.
In October of 2015, founder Jonathan Kumar stood on a street corner in downtown Seattle. He watched a man beg for 20 minutes as not a single car opened a window for him. The man, Edward, stood there painfully, seeking diabetes medication for his feet after recently ending up on the street.
As person after person passed the man by, Jonathan eventually approached him and had a conversation with him. It was then that Jonathan realized this man was experiencing not just financial poverty, but a profound sense of relational poverty.
Many urban citygoers continually confront homelessness, but are caught without time, cash, or wherewithal on if cash will help. “I want to help. I’m unsure how.” These and other barriers lead to the easiest response: do nothing. And so, individuals without a home are told 100s of times an hour that they don’t exist.
Samaritan exists to link these individuals to the social and financial capital needed to meet housing and health goals. In parallel, their stories will truly change the lives of their neighbors passing by them on a daily basis.
Samaritan doesn’t own any apartment buildings or shelters. But if Samaritan can’t guarantee everyone a physical house yet, it’ll begin by providing anyone a social home. It’s not about “changing the world”; it’s about changing someone’s world, right now. And that’s a start.
Since 1895, HopeSparks has been providing behavioral health, family services, and basic needs to children and families in Tacoma and Pierce County. HopeSparks is a recognized leader in behavioral health, early intervention, kinship care, home visiting, and parent education. Each year, thousands of children and families turn to HopeSparks for critical and life-changing support.
At HopeSparks, we envision a world where all children and families are safe, secure, and stable. Our mission is to strengthen families by inspiring courage and confidence to make a lasting change. HopeSparks programs serve children and families in Pierce County who face trauma, abuse, and overwhelming life challenges