Jan 31 2012
My idea was far from original. I’ve been invited (along with my kids) to a handful of charitable birthday parties since I became a mom. We’ve donated everything from boxes of diapers for needy kids to cans of food for local food pantries. I’d always kicked around the idea of turning one of my kid’s parties into a charitable event. And then we had to put our family dog of 7 years to sleep. Heartbroken, I decided that one way to help me heal would be to do something good for Erin’s Midwest Animal ResQ.
Here’s how to throw a party that’s for the dogs:
At the end of the day, our guests helped make a difference in the lives of some of Erin’s “fur babies.” Erin sent each of them thank you’s with touching stories and pictures letting the donors know how their money had been put to use. Plus, the guests had the added bonus that the donations were tax deductible. And we got to say goodbye to our family dog in a special way. Of course, you can do this for any charity that speaks to you, but I recommend Erin’s!
(Our guest blogger, Laura Garfield, has adopted two dogs from Midwest Animal ResQ and is passionate about the work done by the rescue and the lives that have been saved.)