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Friday, June 06, 2008

The "Donate it to Charity" Slice

Is anyone familiar with the Mitch Hedberg joke about pizza? I hope I'm not the only one. It goes something like...
I went to a pizzeria. I ordered a slice of pizza. The f***er gave me the smallest slice possible. If the pizza was a pie chart for what people would do if they found a million dollars, the f***er gave me the 'donate it to charity' slice. I would like to exchange this for the 'keep it'!

Sorry...that joke was probably way too far left for my semi-conservative wedding blog. If you're offended, please go listen to some Mitch Hedberg on YouTube until you like him too.

All jokes aside, charities do exist for great reasons. Whether they are fighting deadly diseases, trying to raise awareness for a cause, or just raising money to help people get through their daily lives, charities are working towards the greater good of humanity. Unfortunately too often, these are the first organizations cast aside when the economy starts to slip (or when someone finds a million dollars).
I recently had a chat with a woman who represents Starlight Starbright Children's Foundation. Did you know this charity has a local office that exists solely to help children in our immediate area? They came up with a great idea for brides who are looking for a meaningful alternative to wedding favors. Instead of thanking your guests with a bottle of bubbles, a votive candle, or a tulle bag of jordan almonds, why not boost their egos and donate in their name? A warm fuzzy feeling is worth so much more than a handful of candy.

Starlight Mid-Atlantic has made it easier than ever for brides who'd like to donate. Check out their Wedding Celebrations Program! Not only do they walk you through all the steps, they also provide little announcements for you to share with your guests. Now THAT'S something to feel good about!

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