Charity

  • Java Tea Co is Supplying an In Kind Donation to GWED

    Java Tea Co is excited to donate their tea to help out their good friends Tiffany and Caleb the couple behind GWED. Now, if you aren't familiar with Java Tea Co, check them out!  Java Tea is a coffee-inspired, handmade, loose leaf tea blend made with organic teas, herbs, flavors and spices, creating a drink that emulates your favorite premium coffee beverages... but they are all made from tea!

    The Story of Java Tea Co

     

    The story of Java Tea started over 8 years ago when the world was ruled by overpriced coffee and water-downed teas. Finding a healthy and flavorful beverage was simply challenging. The founder was an avid coffee drinker but constantly looking for a tea that could stand up to the challenge of “healthy-for-me” bold flavors. This is where Java Tea was born. After 5 yrs. of training under a tea guru in the art of sourcing, blending and balancing, our tea blend began to take shape.

    But it was a sabbatical in Italy that birthed the nature, mission, vision, and revolution of the Java Tea Company. The espresso speed of life sounds fast, but in Italy, it is a moment frozen in time. And artful appreciation, where the consumer becomes a connoisseur of life, taking in the few minutes while they enjoy their beverage - never to go, never grande. This slow down mentality was incredibly inspiring. Made by human hands and not one-button-push robots. Small in size but massive in flavor. Taking the time to take in the moment. This is the Java Tea Co DNA.  Coffee-Inspired Teas, brewed in an Italian Moka Pot, handcrafted and designed for human connection.

    What is GWED?

    Tiffany and Caleb's wedding is called GWED, an acronym for The Greatest Wedding Ever Donated. The idea of the GWED is to bring attention and money to 5 different charities that the couple selected. Caleb, the groom has Cystic Fibrosis. And has had his quality of life and many years added from the research done by The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and other rare disease research. Tiffany, the bride suffered abuse, depression, and other mental health issues. So as a couple, they decided to use their wedding as a fundraiser. Benefitting groups that have had a big impact on their lives and supported them through the toughest times.

    If you'd like to donate your skills, time, money, or all three. Please go to The GWED to find out how you can get involved.

  • Greatest Wedding Ever Donated (GWED) & WoodSnap

    The greatest wedding ever donated and WoodSnapWoodSnap is a proud sponsor of The Greatest Wedding Ever Donated (GWED). We're committed to making sure that this event is as awesome as possible. Continue reading

  • Think Together & GWED- A Story of Upward Growth

    Think together charity sponsor for GWEDI recently did a post about Think Together and GWED. If you've been skipping your homework and missed the last post, I will explain. Think Together is a charity that offers programs to help students succeed in education.

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  • The Wiltern Theater- the Perfect GWED Venue

    GWED at the WilternThe Wiltern is an iconic unique theater located in Los Angeles, California. Most people know it as a concert venue. But it makes perfect sense that a huge, iconic and unique wedding like GWED would take place there! Located right on the corner of Wilshire and Western, (now you see how it got its name.) And originally designed as a vaudeville house by architect Stiles O. Clements. Who also designed the El Capitan and Mayan theaters with the same art deco style. The Wiltern initially opened as the Warner Brothers Western Theater, the flagship for the theater chain.

    The Wiltern and GWED

    The Wiltern was almost torn down on two occasions in the late 1970s. But thankfully through the intervention of a group of local preservationists, the theater was saved. And the preservation of the Wiltern was one of the Los Angeles Conservancy's first victories in its fight to preserve the architectural heritage of the City. It seems like the spirit of the Wiltern ties in with GWED, when faced with challenges a group of people came together to help it through the rough times. And they beat the odds!

    GWED is an acronym for the Greatest Wedding Ever Donated. The GWED couple believes that overcoming personal struggles involves a village of supporters, which is why it is so important to give back like those who helped them in their time of need. They are breaking the mold of traditional weddings by turning their wedding into a charitable gala.

    The groom, Caleb Remington, was born with cystic fibrosis. Cystic fibrosis is an inherited life-threatening genetic disorder that drastically affects the lungs and digestive system. Caleb's life expectancy was only 19 years of age. He has surpassed that and lives strong thanks to his incredible attitude, love, and the advances of modern science. His partner, Tiffany Au, has faced an overwhelming share of trauma as well. She has encountered sexual assault, depression, emotional abuse, poverty, first generational living, suicide, and the pressure of raising her siblings. On May 5, 2018, Tiffany and Caleb are leading the charge for healing, survival and conquoring lifes challenges by turning their focus toward helping the community aroud them.

  • Global Genes: A Rare Project - GWED Charity Sponsor Spotlight

    Global Genes

     

    Global Genes (GG), also known as "Rare Diseases",  is one out of the five charities Tiffany and Caleb are donating money to for the Greatest Wedding Ever Donated (GWED). The GWED five charities include the Wayfarer Foundation, Think Together, To Write Love on Your Arms, Cystic Fibrosis, and Global Genes. With only around 15% of global genes diseases having a voice in the community, it was important for Tiffany and Caleb to have this be part of their charity donations for the GWED because of its rarity.

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  • To Write Love on Her Arms And GWED- Healing Together

    To write love on her arms motto.I recently came across a story from a GWED beneficiary. To Write Love on Her Arms posted a blog that changed my way of thinking and I would like to share.  Continue reading

  • The Wayfarer Foundation-GWED Grant Recipient

    Wayfarer Foundation-GWEDThe Wayfarer Foundation is one of the five charities selected by Tiffany Au and Caleb Remington to be grant recipients from the charitable gala GWED. The Wayfarer Foundation was created by actor and humanitarian Justin Baldoni. When Justin turned 30, he started spending his birthdays with friends volunteering and feeding the homeless. Over the years more friends started jumping in to help and the event grew and grew! It grew so quickly that in 2014 he started the annual Carnival of Love.  The goal of the carnival is to shine a light on those experiencing homelessness. And provide them with needed resources including career, legal, housing, health, and financial assistance.

    All of this is done to build a bridge between the ever-growing population of Skid Row, local residents, and the volunteers. The Carnival of Love has grown exponentially and in 2017 had over 2,000 volunteers! The 2018 Carnival of Love is coming up on January 27, check out CarnivalofLove.org to find out ways that you can help.

    The Wayfarer Foundation and GWED

    GWED is an acronym for the Greatest Wedding Ever Donated. The GWED couple believes that overcoming personal struggles involves a village of supporters, which is why it is so important to give back like those who helped them in their time of need. They are breaking the mold of traditional weddings by turning their wedding into a charitable gala.

    The groom, Caleb Remington was born with cystic fibrosis. Cystic fibrosis is an inherited life-threatening genetic disorder that damages the lungs and digestive system. Caleb's life expectancy was only 19 years of age. He has surpassed that and is going strong, thanks to an incredible attitude, strength, love, and advances in science. His partner Tiffany Au overcame childhood trauma. Stemming from sexual assault, depression, emotional abuse, poverty, first generational living, suicide, and the pressure of raising her siblings, by turning her focus to helping others.

  • Cystic Fibrosis - GWED Charity Sponsor Spotlight

     

    Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

    Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF) is one out of the five charities Tiffany and Caleb are donating money to for the Greatest Wedding Ever Donated (GWED). The GWED five charities include the Wayfarer Foundation, Think Together, To Write Love on Your Arms, Global Genes, and Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. CFF focuses on a group of researchers dedicating their time to finding a cure for Cystic Fibrosis (CF). With Caleb having CF, this charity is one that hits close to home.

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  • Think Together- GWED Charity Sponsor Spotlight

    Think together charity sponsor for GWEDToday is the first of a series of very special charity spotlights. We will be drawing your attention to some of our favourite charities that are sponsoring the GWED event. Think Together is a fantastic charity that pushes a positive message through community involvement. Continue reading

  • GWED and WoodSnap the Perfect Partnership

    GWED and WoodSnapGWED short for the Greatest Wedding Ever Donated was introduced to me by Tiffany Au. Tiffany is the co-creator and bride in GWED. GWED is a wedding that is a charitable Gala which aims to raise awareness and funds for 5 different charities. One specialized in mental health, education, research, rare disease, and low-income families.

     

    GWED Meets WoodSnap

    Tiffany came to WoodSnap to pick up some awards printed on wood that we were donating to a charity golf tournament. Right away her magnetic energy, passion, and compassion blew me away. I felt as if I had known forever and made an instant friend. I took her on one of my famous tours of the WoodSnap campus where we got to know each other a little better. As I showed her around the ideas of future collaborations started to bloom. I was sad to say goodbye to her that day but the giant hug that she left me with somehow told me that this was just the beginning of something awesome.

    Later that week she sent me pictures and videos from the event where the awards were handed out. We continued to discuss future ideas, then she mentioned GWED. It was way more than I could even grasp. I had to know more. We invited her and her future husband, Caleb to come by and tell us more about it.  Once they arrived it was clear that Caleb is just as awesome as Tiffany! We are super stoked to support GWED. If you want to be involved in this amazing and innovative event visit TheGWED.com 

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