In Lieu of Favors

Thank you for your generosity!

While we are very lucky to have nearly everything we need for this next chapter in our lives (not to mention more than enough to fill our small New York apartment), there are so many people who have gone through incredibly challenging times in the last year.

In lieu of wedding gifts, please consider donating to one of the charities on our Good Beginnings registry.

View our Good Beginnings Registry

Covenant House

Cristina has participated in 3 sleep outs with Covenant House New York and is looking forward to volunteering at the shelter in person again post-COVID.

For more than four decades, Covenant House has helped transform and save the lives of more than a million homeless, runaway and trafficked young people. Covenant House offers housing and support services to young people in need – currently reaching 74,000 youth every year.

Minds Matter

Minds Matter is an organization that is very close to both of us. Cristina is currently a mentor and Henry is planning to be a test prep instructor through Minds Matter next year.

Minds Matter connects driven and determined students from low-income families with the people, preparation and possibilities to succeed in college, create their future and change the world.

Feeding America

Food insecurity has become even more prevalent during the pandemic. We think Feeding America's work in the fight against hunger is so important as we try to find ways to support our neighbors going through difficult times.

The Feeding America network is the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization, working to connect people with food and end hunger.