What charity did you choose?

posted 3 years ago in Favors
Post # 3
885 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

We didn’t donate to a charity, but I just wanted to say that when choosing which one, perhaps go for an issue that will be relevant for many of your guests.  You mentioned how your cousin’s donation was meaningful to you, so try to go the same route for your guests. 

I would also suggest staying away from issues that could be polarizing (i.e., donating to religious organizations or charities dealing with politically-charged issues).

Post # 4
117 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

We donated $150 (guessing we’d spend at least $1.50 per favor if we’d actually bought any, times approximately 100 guests). We donated to a local homeless shelter affiliated with the church that married us. We wanted our money to benefit people in our community, plus DH used to work in urban ministry so it is a cause close to his heart.

I always forget the favor on the table anyway, and feel bad that the couple wastex their money. I agree that is not exactly the same thing, but I think it is a nice gesture. It also saved me a huge headache from having to choose a favor and all that comes with it.

We did have a bubble exit planned by my bridesmaid, and guests could keep their bubbles if they wanted to, but they weren’t personalized except with a ribbon so I don’t know if that counts as a favor.

Post # 5
7997 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

How about one for animals? Would anyone really disagree if you donated to the local humane society or something to help cute puppies and kittens??

Post # 6
628 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

We were always going to do a donation to MS Society for Multiple sclerosis as my uncle has battled it for years as well as my sister in law, this way it was a fund that both sides of the wedding were close to. 6 months into our planning my mother was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer. so we did 150 to MS and 150 to the Lustgarten Foundation. we had about 140ish ppl so about 2 dollars a person.


Post # 7
11379 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@OSuKat24:  i think you should focus on a charity that would impact the majority of your guests. 

this is a very personal choice so i could not nor would not suggest a charity for you.

Post # 8
127 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@OSuKat24:  Our wedding hasn’t happened yet, but we’re planning on doing donations in lieu of favors to the OneFund, to help the victims and families affected by the Boston Marathon bombings. We live close to where it happened, so it was all very close to home, both figuratively and literally. I also went to a wedding that did this and was really happy that they did and didn’t even think about not getting a favor.

Post # 9
158 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

We donated about double our “favor” budget to Wounded Warrior Project.  It was an easy choice since my hubby and many guests were military. 

If you want to donate, id stick to ones that are the best reviewed where more money goes to the actual cause vice marketing itself…. 

What about st. Jude? 

Post # 10
613 posts
Busy bee

@OSuKat24:  I love this idea FI and I are also thinking about doing the same but we are going to do 2 different donations. Susan G Komen for the Cure which is near and dear to my heart and the Boston Childrens Hospital who saved my FI life when he was 3 after a horible accident.

Just do your research on the carity and you should be fine!

Post # 11
434 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@OSuKat24:  We are debating on doing a small favor and a donation to Domestic Violence Solutions of Santa Barbara County. The organization helps men, women, and children who are affected and experiencing domestic abuse in their lives through an emergency shelter, transitional housing, group and individual counciling, and job placement.


Post # 13
2111 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

@OSuKat24:  We won’t be because my charity of choice would probably make my sister and her boyfriend uncomfortable. She lost her ex to epilepsy and he and I were friends. Since then, I’ve been doing what I can to help out with the Epilepsy Foundation of Texas. I don’t think she or her current boyfriend would appreciate it, though.

Post # 14
8282 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

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