Donations to PF in lieu of presents

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Re : Donations to PF in lieu of presents

Postby grace04 » Mon Mar 07, 2005 07:52 pm

What a wonderful idea Jill. Thank you for sharing!

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Re : Donations to PF in lieu of presents

Postby kim » Mon Mar 07, 2005 07:22 pm

That is wonderful, Jill. I already decided that I would ask for my mothers day presents to be donations to the PF!!

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Re : Donations to PF in lieu of presents

Postby allic » Mon Mar 07, 2005 04:03 pm

I LOVE that idea Jill! Thanks for sharing it!

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Re : Donations to PF in lieu of presents

Postby kdreher » Mon Mar 07, 2005 03:11 am

I think in this day and age for many children they have more than there share of toys. I think your idea was a great one and frown at all the etiquette purists anyway. My stepson makes out at Christmas than his birthday is in March so even now I say to my family to give him a gift card so we can put it away for use later.

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Re : Donations to PF in lieu of presents

Postby annegarrett » Sun Mar 06, 2005 08:39 pm

You are just amazing Jill. I look forward to meeting all of you ladies in your home states or at the annual meeting. Please try to come!!

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Re : Donations to PF in lieu of presents

Postby denise » Sun Mar 06, 2005 04:31 pm

That is awesome Jill! Good to hear the party went well.

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Donations to PF in lieu of presents

Postby jillmushet » Sun Mar 06, 2005 04:09 pm

This idea may not be for everyone, but it worked for my family.

Yesterday, we celebrated my daughter's 5th birthday[:)]. We went big and sent out 35 invitations!! On the invitations, I wrote "in liue of presents, please consider donating to the Preeclampsia Foundation at, or to your favorite children's charity."

Let me make clear that my child is in want of nothing. If she had received 35 presents, I don't know where we would have put them. I knew that some guests would still bring presents, and here is another nice part. The presents that did arrive were scaled down.

Now, I know that etiquette purists would frown on this, but a number of parents approached me and let me know that they donated and they felt good about it. One couple talked at length about how after two pregnancies, one in the bouncer and one sleeping in the carrier, they had never heard of PE!

And what about Claire? She got the princess play carriage her heart yearned for and the Preeclampsia Foundation is a wee bit stronger to fight the disease she is potentially in line for. [;)]

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