(Closed) Donation instead of favor

posted 10 years ago in Favors
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009 - Bernardo Winery

I loved the way Mrs. Lovebug did this @ her wedding, but I’ve also been to a wedding where a little card was printed up and places @ each table setting explaining that a donation was made in their name for the such-and-such charity in honor of who-a-who.

In honor of Grandma and Grandpa Mrs Rhodes and Auntie Fiance Rhodes
a donation has been made in you name to the National Cancer Society.

You could also do what The Lovebugs did and have the National Cancer Society as an option w/ an explanation as to why you chose that particular charity.

Post # 4
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2292 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

You could also donate to an alternative charity – Gilda’s Club, which provides support services for cancer patients and their families is a good one.  While this money doesn’t go to fund research, as you point out, there are a lot of research dollars out there.  And while research is a wonderful long-term activity, there are cancer patients and families today that can really benefit in the short-term from other kinds of services.

Post # 5
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310 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2008

I also love the way Mrs. Lovebug did her’s – check it out in the blog section. The way she did it allows you to pick a few charities instead of one and people will be sure to find one within the ones that you pick that they will like.

I also agree that cancer charities seem to get a lot of attention and money which is why we are choosing local charities in our community and asking our guests to donate to these instead. You can always choose a local food bank in your area which I’m sure will appreciate and is in need of the money.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2008

PS – it’s great to see more people doing this and not wasting money on things that our guests neither need nor want.

We’re not doing charity favors but are instead asking for charitable donations instead of wedding gifts – which is another option. Our favors are going to be small (real) trees, so there is no wasted packaging and if people don’t want them and decide to throw them out instead of creating waste it will create trees! LOL.

good luck 🙂

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