By Roberta S.
Weddings are an amazing time for loved ones to get together and celebrate love and life. In the spirit of celebrating life, love and generosity, some brides and grooms are using their big day as an opportunity to help people in need.
Many couples tying the knot these days already have plenty of kitchen gadgets and home furnishings. So instead of asking for additional china, bed spreads or a new sofa, compassionate couples are asking their guests to donate wedding gifts to a charity in their honor. What a beautiful, selfless way to start a life together!
I believe that asking your friends and family to think of those less fortunate, while planning for your own future, is a tremendous act of love. Plus, let’s not forget that it’s a great way to avoid the headache of setting up a wedding registry.
A number of high-profile celebrity couples are also following this amazing trend, but neither you nor your guests need to have a celebrity budget to help the poor.
If this sounds like something you or someone you know may be interested in, Food For The Poor makes it easy to incorporate charity into your big day. With Champions For The Poor, Food For The Poor’s personal fundraising program, you can create a web page to raise funds for those in desperate need in the Caribbean and Latin America.
It’s simple to set up your own page and provide your guests with the link so that they contribute any amount they want. You can let everyone know by addressing the invitations with something like “in lieu of gifts, please consider making a tax-deductible charitable donation to Food For The Poor at www.foodforthepoor.org/YourURLHere.”
Everyone wins by giving gifts that can truly change the lives of those who need it the most.