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Good for Us and Good for Others: Wedding & Charity

05 September 2011

According to a 2006 report, 61% of 13- to 25-year-olds feel personally responsible for making a difference in the world, suggests a survey of 1,800 young people. It says 81% have volunteered in the past year; 69% consider a company's social and environmental commitment when deciding where to shop, and 83% will trust a company more if it is socially/environmentally responsible. The online study — by two Boston-based companies, Cone Inc. and AMP Insights — suggests these millennials are "the most socially conscious consumers to date."

Why wouldn't this outlook on life transcend the wedding industry? In addition to starting a new life as a couple vendors are now offering a variety of options that are good for the wedding and good for others too.
Who doesn't love TOMS? They are canvas, green, comfy and as a company, TOMS has an awesome mission of providing shoes to those in the world that don't have any. Well, now TOMS has a new green line that is directed at weddings.

Treats are a common avenue for favors at weddings and to save time and help others why not explore Baking for Good? Started out of the owner's apartment, Baking for Good shares 15% of the profit with charitable organizations across the country. Choices include cookies, brownies, custom favors, and gluten/vegan treats.
Finally, for more trinket and free trade items, without a doubt I turn to the Greater Good Network. Visiting on a daily basis and clicking a button contributes percentages of mammograms, cups of food around the world, supplies for animal shelters, contributions to the rain forest, autism, veterans, and child's heath or literacy. Seriously, the greater good network is fantastic! Think of "Save Tibet" woven bracelets, welcome bags, or even soaps from around the world awaiting your guests and demonstrating your appreciation.

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