(Closed) What’s your favorite charity?

posted 8 years ago in Favors
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

I love to see brides and grooms donate to no-kill shelters….like this one in Indy that I’m extremely fond of:

http://www.catshaven.org

It’s nice to know that people are thinking of the animals – the ones who can’t help themselves, and are victims to abandonment, breeding, and all-around human carelessness.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Charity Water.

They dig wells in 3rd world countries. They story of the guy who founded it is really cool! Check out the site 🙂 [attachment=663025,86296] [attachment=663025,86304]

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I’m doing a donation in lieu of favours, to a local branch of the charity Riding for the Disabled, which my fiance helps out with a couple of times a week. It’s a really great organisation. I might see if I can find a horse shaped cookie cutter or cookies as a little cheap thing to give my guests with the donation message on it.

I like animal charities personally but would appreciate any kind of charity donation as a guest at a wedding, I think it’s a good idea.

If you’re interested in Africa and health etc you might want to look for charities that do things like work to clean water supplies, that would tick all your boxes!

edit beaten! ^^^

Post # 6
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

My favorite charity is http://www.kiva.org  They do tons of work in Africa, and you can designate where your money goes, which is even cooler!

Right now, I’m focused on Haiti (as many of us are) and working with http://standwithhaiti.org/haiti

We also donate to Donorschoose.org (US schools), the National MS Foundation, and Feeding America.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper

We did an idofoundation registry and donated to Susan G. Komen (because my grandmother had breast cancer) and to the SPCA (because I love animals).  We handed out business cards (from moo.com) that I made on one side it thanked them for coming and gave our two charities, and on the other side we had pictures of adoptable animals from the local pet shelters.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I like charities that work to provide food and clean drinking water, and anything that helps children. For example, World Vision. I thought it would be great to donate money to one of those charities, and leave notes on the reception tables that say something like: “As we reflect on our blessings today, we wish to spread our blessings to others. A donation has been made in your honor to World Vision. The donation will go towards…” Etc.

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Check out doctors without borders and engineers without borders. Sounds like they may fit the bill…

We’re likely going to be making a donation to our alma mater’s general scholarship fund. We were both fortunate enough to benefit from it when we were students, we met while we were in college, and we’re still pretty involved as alums. It just fit for us. Gameplan (this week…haha) is to provide a business card sized card at every place with a line drawing I’m creating of one of our campus landmarks with a quote from our school song / an explination of our donation + cause. Hopefully folks will appreciate it. 

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

we are doing 2- one to the animal shelter where my family dog is from. It is the only no kill shelter in the area and Fiance and i cant wait to get a dog there someday.

We are also donating to Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. I have walked ad crewed NYC, we are crewing DC together this year and walking Rocky Mtns next year… hoping i can start doing them yearly but the donation is such an effort.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

My best friends little boy has downs syndrome, so mine is Special Olympics.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

we are doing National Alopecia Areata Foundation http://www.naaf.org (its an affliction i live with) and St. Judes http://www.stjudemedicalcenter.org/ (dear to my FH heart)

i say pick something you care about and means something to you and your FH.

I lean towards more in country charities however, since often people forget about folks that are needy in our own country – also a big fan of the boys and girls club of america http://www.bgca.org/

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I would definitely pick Doctors without Borders/MSF.  I just got back from Haiti, and for the first week or so, they were the only ones that you would see doing any real work on the ground. I’ve been giving to them for years, and have always been super-impressed by the work that they do in the field.

http://doctorswithoutborders.org/donate/

In terms of what we are doing, we are “registering” for charitable donations instead of gifts, and are giving folks a list of several charities that we support (MSF, Human Rights Watch, Comittee to Protect Journalists, LAMBDA, and the Prospect Park Alliance) so that people from my lefty friends to my right wing uncles can all find something that they support.  We are also thinking of adding Partners in Health, which is a Haitian-based (sort of) medical group with a long history of work in Haiti.

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Mrs. DG, I LOVE http://www.kiva.org! My favorite charities are:

First Book

Big Brothers Big Sisters of America

Susan G. Komen for the Cure

Higher Achievement Program

CFED

 

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