I know charitable favors are a hot issue on the boards.
My mom, who is contributing probably 2/3 of the wedding budget, is insisting that we have favors, even though I don't really care one way or the other.
My aunt was severely brain damaged as a child and lives in a group home for disabled adults. The home is run by a charitable corporation that runs several businesses to employ these adults that are probably not high-functioning enough to get jobs in the community. My aunt, for example, works at a company that makes natural/organic cleaning products that are sold at gift shops in the community.
One of their businesses is a candy shop. For our favors, we are thinking of doing a small box/bag with a chocolate turtle and homemade caramels in it from this shop. (Their candy is really awesome.) The money will go to a good cause, but there won't be any indicator that this is a "charitable favor." The name of the shop is just a regular cheesy candy shop name, so if it winds up on the box somewhere that won't give it away. If I'm going to waste money on favors, I feel better knowing it's going to this organization.
WDYT? Good idea/bad idea? Or is this just another crappy charitable donation favor in disguise?
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