Friday, December 01, 2006

Charitable Favors

Maybe it's just the holiday season, but I wanted to write about charitable favors. Many couples donate money in honor of their guests, or in memory of a family member, to a charitable organization close to their hearts.

There aren't any rules when it comes to these types of favors.
  • You can donate any amount of money - no one has to know how much you give unless you want to tell the IRS to get a tax deduction.

  • You don't have to give a specific amount per guest. Some couples give $1 or $2 per person, but if you have 500 guests, $500 or $1000, may not be in your budget. The charity you choose will accept any amount you decide to give.

  • You can donate to more than one charity. Both you and your fiancĂ© can pick an organization.

  • Think of a creative way to tell your guests about your donation. You can print the information on your program or create a tag to attach to a second favor, or ask the organization if they can supply you with, or make your own, donation card.

  • If you're not sure of which charity to choose, visit The I Do Foundation. They have a list of charities based on different themes - health, hunger, children, social justice - to help you decide. They also have donation cards that you can give to your guests.


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