Spread the Love
photo: ann marie swift photography
Most weddings and events are customized & enhanced with wardrobe items, décor pieces and floral accents. While these elements make the event day special, often times there is no use for them once the event has passed. Luckily, organizations have been created to donate items you may not want or need anymore and community businesses are also in need of more supplies.
In the spirit of the month of Thanksgiving, here are a few ideas to pay it forward!
DONATE YOUR WEDDING GOWN!
There are many organizations who will make sure your wedding dress is re-used for those who may not be able to afford it. Brides Across America supplies wedding gowns to US Military Brides free of charge. Or perhaps you donate it to an organization who will sell your gown and send the profit to a specific charity.
photo: billye donya
REWARD THE LOCAL COMMUNITY!
So many local organizations such as schools, churches, and nursing homes openly accept themed décor, craft supplies and fresh flowers they can use in their establishments!
photo: dan aguirre photography
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GIVE TO THE NEEDY!
Donating wedding and event favors to a local shelter is a great way to help out those in need especially DIY favors that serve a purpose such as these organic soaps.
photo: jamison wexler
PLAN A FUNDRAISER!
Willowdale provides a beautiful setting for fundraisers and galas whether you are utilizing are sailcloth Sperry Tent or our cozy historic arts and crafts mansion. Learn more about how to put the “fun” in fundraiser!
photo: bharat parmar photography
Or maybe you are in charge of raising money for a good cause. Willowdale provides a beautiful setting for fundraisers and galas. Power of the Purse put on by the Women’s Fund. Garden Club?