LOS ANGELES, CA (July 18, 2011) — In celebration of the Marriage Equality Act recently passed in New York and due to popular demand, WeddingChannel.com, the leading wedding and gift registry website, today announced the addition of Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN) and Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) to the robust registry offerings in its Charity Donation Program, which already includes Lambda Legal and Human Rights Campaign Foundation.
Now when same-sex and heterosexual couples register for retailers like Macy’s and Michael C. Fina through WeddingChannel.com, they can donate to their favorite organization working to achieve LGBT equality in one of two ways: WeddingChannel.com will make a donation to the couple’s charity of choice each time a guest uses WeddingChannel.com to purchase a gift through their registry search, or guests can donate directly to the charity as their wedding gift.
“The addition of GLAAD, GLSEN and PFLAG to our Charity Donation Program further establishes WeddingChannel.com as the ultimate one-stop destination for couples and wedding guests to register for and donate to charities,” said Amy Eisinger, editor of WeddingChannel.com. “To honor this historic milestone and answer our audience’s demand, we’re thrilled to provide engaged couples with even more LGBT organizations that will continue the fight for marriage equality across the country.”
The Charity Donation Program on WeddingChannel.com offers an extensive list of more than 100 charitable organizations. Since its inception in 2004, more than 700,000 couples have signed up for the Charity Donation Program.
For more information on the Charity Donation Program available at WeddingChannel.com, visit the WeddingChannel.com Charity Registry Center at www.weddingchannel.com/charity.
WeddingChannel.com is the leading wedding and gift registry website, offering comprehensive wedding planning content, interactive wedding tools and a central location for couples to manage their gift registries. The patented registry system on WeddingChannel.com brings together registries from the nation’s leading retailers, including Bed Bath & Beyond, Bloomingdale's, Macy's, Crate and Barrel and Target, allowing guests to search one easy site to find a wedding gift.
WeddingChannel.com is based in Los Angeles and is a part of XO Group Inc. (NYSE: XOXO), formerly The Knot Inc., a global media and technology company.
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Public Relations Manager
The Knot Inc.
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