need suggestions: DONATION favors

We are doing donation favors to three charities. So far we have American Cancer Society for my mom, Teach for America for our families (mostly educators), and then ???

We need a third. I need your suggestions!! Help please!
Posted on June 30, 2011 at 4:40 am
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What about something like the SPCA for animal related charities?

Posted on June 30, 2011 at 4:41 am
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I'm a softie, so I say something for animals :-)


ETA: I see carolina and I were on the same page!

Posted on June 30, 2011 at 4:41 am
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Bump!
Posted on June 30, 2011 at 8:05 am
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LOL I was going to say to donate to local humane societies as well.....I'm a big softy when it comes to animals. 


 

Posted on June 30, 2011 at 8:06 am
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Is there anything you and FI are passionate about?

Posted on June 30, 2011 at 8:06 am
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A local children's hospital?  I've always wanted to actually donate to a child, instead of the organization.

Posted on June 30, 2011 at 8:14 am
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I know I am going to get some heat for this, and sorry - just think of it as an opinion from a bad aunt or something, but I don't believe charity as a favor.  Guests are not getting thanked for their presence by having the host give charity to some organization they may or may not care about.  But, as I said, it's only the way I feel about it...


I do like the idea of ASPCA though.  anything cute and cuddly gets my vote.

Posted on June 30, 2011 at 3:36 pm
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autism, children's hospital or recent tornadoes survivors.

Posted on June 30, 2011 at 3:59 pm
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You might consider something in lieu of the recent fires... some sort of fire fighters association, or something to that effect?

Posted on June 30, 2011 at 4:06 pm
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What about donating to the victoms in Joplin? An animal shelter gets my vote too! 

Posted on June 30, 2011 at 4:10 pm
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We chose a domestic violence shelter because it's an issue close to us - what matters most to the two of you?

And just out of curiosity, is there a reason that you need to have three?
Posted on June 30, 2011 at 4:19 pm
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How about the Kidney Foundation? We are donating to them cause my FI is in need ofkidney transplants and is currently on dialysis. I know it probably doesn't relate to you, but a lot of people are in the same situation and it is hard to get people to donate.
Posted on June 30, 2011 at 4:25 pm
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Well if I did a tornado victim one, I'd do Tuscaloosa since I lived there and many of my friends lost everything, but I don't think that my guests (other than my Alabama friends) would choose that one. 


 


I wanted to do DV since my mom was a victim and I worked with DV victims, but I'm already going to cry that day, and I don't want another reason to cry. 


 


and FCTF - three b/c we're doing $600 dollars, so each guest gets 3 tokens for $1 each to choose which one (or all three) to donate to.


 


And they're also getting a candy buffet, ice cream, and hot cocoa for favors, too........this is just something we wanted to do (1) to give back, and (2) to get the tax write off....

Posted on June 30, 2011 at 4:30 pm
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We are doing 3 as well. Plum showed me a good way to do it. I think what you are doing Ashley.: ) we are doing American Cancer Society, Kidney Foundation and Lupus!
Posted on June 30, 2011 at 4:38 pm
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were doing Aids (my dad) Lupus (dh aunt and my bm) and cancer. I was thinking of one for March of dimes because we have had multiple miscarriages so this is dear to my heart as well as our youngest son was a preemie.

Posted on June 30, 2011 at 5:31 pm
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Be the Match...I'm donating directly to my cousins case but if *god forbid* anything happens before the wedding Be the Match will recieve the donations instead

Posted on July 1, 2011 at 5:40 am
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I think either DV or an animal shelter organization would be a good idea.  DV is very close to my heart as well as the American Cancer Society.  You and John are doing a great thing Ashley with this!!!!

Posted on July 1, 2011 at 9:43 am
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So glad to see this post!


This is what I want to do as favours as well, but everyone I seem to talk to says they've never heard of giving a donation to a chaity in lieu of favours?


How are you communicating this to your guests?

Posted on July 1, 2011 at 9:45 am

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