Post # 1
We are trying to find out how to go about making donations for favors. Would we donate a small amount in each guests name? That seems.. rediculous! We’d provide each guest with a card that said something like, ‘In lieu of favors, a small donation was made to such and such organization for such and such”.
Does anyone know if they are taking money donations for the clean up for the oil spill? Or if they are still taking donations for Haiti? I don’t know where to begin looking for this stuff!
Post # 3
I would look websites such as American Red Cross or Unicef.
We donated to our local Children’s Hospital.
Post # 4
I don’t know if they are accepting donations for the oil spill, it all should be paid for by Bridal Party. And I don’t really think that Bridal Party should get donations to clean up their mess. But anyway, I personally like heifer.org!
Post # 5
Like MissAB said, Bridal Party should pay for every last cent of cleaning up that oil spill (without of course, our gas suddenly going up to $5 a gallon!)
I believe they are still doing Haiti relief, which of course, is a great cause.
What causes are most important to you and your FH? I might start there, and then decide.
For us personally, children and animals are causes we regularly give money/time too, but we’re giving a donation in lieu of favors to Equality Maine – which is the org. in our state that supports SSM, and trying to legalize SSM. I know it’s controversial, but at the time of our marriage, we though it appropriate to give to a marriage equality organization since marriage equality is extremely important to us.
There are certainly tons of well deserving organizations though, and I’d go with what you feel a connection to!
Post # 6
What if there are relief organizations not for the spill, but the people whose livelihood has been threatened because of the spill? I’m sure aid to those families would be helpful, but I don’t know if anything is organized for it. I think Bridal Party should pay to clean it up, but I wonder about the people who are affected by it.
Post # 7
I’m sure there are going to be a ton of lawsuits to sue Bridal Party for those families. Haven’t heard of any charities helping those families out right now though.
Post # 8
If you want to donate to Haiti relief, the best organization is Partners in Health or Doctors Without Borders. I’ve spent a lot of time in Haiti post-earthquake, and those are the two best organizations working in the country, by far.
We are registering for donations instead of gifts and both Partners in Health and Doctors Without Borders are on our list.
Post # 9
i agree to find a charity that is important to you and your fiance.
if we do this it will be for march of dimes becaues my sister was 3 months preemie.
haiti is getting a lot of help from people who dont normally donate because its such a well advertised cause. think about why you chose the charity you chose.
rather than printing cards (which cost money that could otherwise go to the charity) mention it in the program or have dj make an announcement, or make a toast to thank your guests and mention the favor.
@gabrielleelise, thank you and i think that is perfect!
Post # 10
we are doing our two causes that are dearest to us personally both charities we give to regularly – FH picked St. Jude’s Children hospital, and I chose National Alopecia Areata Foundation (I have the disorder). we plan on printing up little cards to go with each place setting that says “in lieu of favors, donations have been made to St. Judes and NAAF” followed by their websites. It will be cheap because we are printing the cards at home 🙂 but so much better than favors.