This is our second marriage and our home is all set up. We're both consummate volunteers and spend much of our non-working time with non-profit groups. We'd like to say that we will use cash gifts from guests (assuming people bring gifts - no requirement!) to make donations to certain charities that are important to us. The wording I have so far is: In lieu of gifts, we will be making donations to area non-profit organizations that are important to us. Thank you! Then we list the 3 organizations. This has proven incredibly difficult to write and ensure we are conveying the right message. Does anyone have experience with this? Help? Writers out there? Could really use some guidance. Thanks in advance!