According to UNICEF, 720 million women alive today were married as children. For every girl in America that graduates from high school, six girls under the age of 18 are married around the world. A nonprofit called VOW for Girls is here to change that. VOW for Girls works with couples, vendors and wedding industry professionals to help transform standard wedding celebrations into an opportunity to improve the lives of girls whose futures are at risk. “Love and choice should be for everyone, regardless of where you’re born or what circumstance you’re in,” VOW CEO Clay Dunn said. VOW has a number of initiatives that raise funds to support girls in need. So far, 8,000 couples have aligned with VOW by asking for donations to VOW instead of wedding gifts.

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