“Life is never so busy that there is no time to serve” -Sharon Tan
In the days of ever-accessible information, there are numerous ways even the busiest person can get involved in the things they are passionate about. Take, for example, dog lovers. Do you consider buying stamps simple and time-efficient? If you do, you need to check out a great program the USPS has started to help support animal shelters. Learn more about Stamps to the Rescue here.
Animal welfare not your thing? What about breast cancer awareness? What about the environment and making efforts to go green? Do you support the Armed Forces? You can find tons of charity postage online at Zazzle. If you can’t find a cause you’re looking for, you can always just design something yourself and upload it to Zazzle.
Something less common are using charity return address labels on your wedding envelopes. Honestly, I never thought about it until I got these in the mail:
These are custom return address labels from the World Wildlife Federation. I also have sheets from the Humane Society and ASPCA. All I did was sign up as an online advocate and make a small monetary contribution ($10).
If you give to certain charities, they will send you address labels and other small items to thank you for your support. Instead of purchasing a bunch of wedding address labels, I simply made a donation to some of my favorite charities.
This way I’m not spending any more money than I would have been, but the money goes to charity rather than to a printing company. I get all the address labels I need while giving a donation to the charity.
Since most brides-to-be are pretty picky about the design of their return address labels, remember you can always design a label that supports a charity yourself and have it printed through VistaPrint or something. By simply listing a cause on all of your wedding mailings, you are doing a lot to support the charity by raising awareness.