There’s nothing worse than seeing a load of favours left behind on tables at the end of the night which is why there’s always some debating over whether they’re worth it or not. But one type of favour that goes to a really worthy cause and that’s proving super popular is charity wedding favours! There are lots of brilliant charities out there working to make a difference in so many areas of society and thoughtful couples are choosing to donate the money they would have spent on favours to them instead. If you’re struggling to come up with an idea for your own Big Day but do want to do something on the favour front, there are lots of brilliant charities you can donate to. Here are 3 of them…
Homelessness is a big problem in Ireland and Focus Ireland is a charity that is working to tackle it. Having opened its doors in Eustace Street Dublin in 1985, the organisation provides street work services to young people as well as advice, advocacy, information and help for people looking to find a home and a warm and welcoming place to meet and have a low-cost meal. They always strive to ensure that the rights and plight of the homeless remains on the political agenda and if you choose to support this excellent cause for your Big Day, you are helping to tackle the problem as well. With a minimum donation of €250, you will receive tent cards for each table and a personalised notice so guests are aware of your kind gesture. For more information on donating to Focus Ireland, contact [email protected], call 01 8815900 or pop over to their website.
Make a Wish Ireland
Make-A-Wish Ireland is a children’s charity with one simple mission – to grant wishes, to give children aged between 3 and 17 living with a life-threatening condition a magical day they will remember. A donation could give a child a much needed break from hospital visits, doctors appointments and medical treatments and in its place, an experience they’ll remember forever. If you choose to donate to Make-A-Wish Ireland as your wedding favour, they can provide wedding favour cards for each table to let guests know that you’ve donated to this lovely cause. For more information on donating to Make-A-Wish Ireland, click here.
Self Help Africa
Self Help Africa uses your donations to support and invest in projects that can help improve the lives of some of Africa’s poorest people. If you decide to donate to Self Help Africa as your wedding favours, you can have some input on the chosen project so that it’s going to a cause that you value, and Self Help Africa will ensure you get updates on any developments associated with the activity you support. In return for a wedding donation, you get souvenir place settings that can be used on your Big Day for an extra special and personal touch, so that guests know that you’ve given to this worthy cause. For more information on donating to Self Help Africa, click here.
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