How to Raise Funds During Difficult Times
by Karina Parikh
The passing of a loved one is an emotionally taxing experience, and grieving family members are also tasked with planning the funeral and writing thank-you cards once it’s over. While sending flowers to bereaved families used to be the go-to gesture, many people are opting for memorial donations and cash registries to commemorate departed loved ones and their families.
Flowers vs. Charitable Donations
When it comes to giving memorial gifts, the family of the deceased will often make clear what type of gifts they prefer, and sometimes mention a specific charity to donate to in the deceased’s name. You can also donate the same amount of money as you would have spent on a floral arrangement to a charity that may have a special significance if they haven’t specified an organization. If you are donating directly to a charity, be sure to make the donation out in the name of the deceased and provide the family’s contact information so the charity can send a donation acknowledgement directly to them.
Give:Tendr allows anyone to make a donation towards the deceased’s favorite charity even if they can’t make it to the funeral. Contributors can also send beautiful, personalized e-cards to the family to express their sympathies along with their donation. Even if the family hasn’t set up a Give:Tendr account, you can still make a donation to a charity in the deceased’s name through Give:Tendr and their family will receive an e-card with your donation details.
Making Financial Contributions
Some families face tough financial challenges when their loved one has passed, including paying for the funeral services themselves or saving up for their children’s college tuition. After all, it is estimated that two-thirds of Americans have never planned a funeral, and therefore don’t realize that they can cost $7,000 on average.
Just like with a Give:Tendr account, you can set up a donation registry in the family’s name where they can easily track contributions. Financial gifts can make a tremendously meaningful impact on the deceased’s family, and setting up a donation registry makes it easy for the family to track individual gifts and send thank-yous accordingly.
Losing a loved one is a difficult time, but giving and receiving gifts can be easy and impactful with memorial donations and cash registries with Tendr.
Click here to learn how to set up a memorial page.
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