Our Story

Our organization began in 2012 under the guidance of Angie Marquardt. After learning about the children suffering from human trafficking, her heart was moved to provide support to rescue those girls. Along with friends, Angie hosted the first Princess Tea Party to benefit Destiny Rescue. The support was more than expected as tickets sold out and more than 40 attendees were present.

Today, Create to Liberate still hosts the annual Princess Tea Party however the support has grown beyond what anyone imagined. The event now plays host to nearly 850 guests and has raised tens of thousands of dollars to help the rescue effort. As the event grew, Create to Liberate gained traction and began looking at more ways to assist children who are struggling.

Our focus has now turned to assist foster children who have aged-out or are close to aging-out of the foster system. We noticed an incredible need for older foster youth: they were about to go out on their own as adults but they did not have the life experience some of us might take for granted. So we decided to do something about it. We have made it our mission to help these vulnerable young adults by providing classes and resources to help them live a life of independence.

Meet The Team

Angie Marquardt

Angie Marquardt
President

Courtney Smith

Courtney Smith
Secretary

Carrie Miller

Carrie Miller
Treasurer

Jessica Butterfield

Jessica Butterfield
Volunteer Coordinator

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