My mother is on the board of a family center that helps pregnant teens, and has an adoption center among other things. They do a ton of fund-raising, but one of their most successful is a mother's day card. This is how it works, a local artist donates a painting (usually of a mom and kids), that is used as the print on the card, then the cards are uses as a fundraiser. I donate x amount to the charity and a card gets sent to whoever you want that says a donation in your name has been made to this charity. I think that it makes a nice alternative to flowers or other gifts. The card also includes info on the charity, so it helps get the message around. It is a big project, but most of the time people donate about $15-25 per card so if you send one to 4 people thats a good amount of money, that you might be spending anyway for a gift.
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