When Katie was planning her wedding she decided that instead of buying wedding favors for her guests, she & her future husband, Eric, would donate money to animal charities instead.  Katie decided on a horse rescue agency and on the Friends organization.  She left a note at each place setting letting her guests know of her intentions:

Thank you for sharing this day with us.  In lieu of favors we are making a donation to the following charities: 

Standardbred Retirement Foundation (www.adoptahorse.org) 

Friends of Southern Ocean County Animal Shelter (www.fosocas.org) 

Katie & Eric were able to raise $1000 and donated $500 to each organization!  The note from Katie read:

Good Morning

I recently was married and instead of buying favors for each guest, I left a card on the table that said the favors were a donation. I wanted to donate half the money I would have spent on favors to your organization and the other half to a horse rescue agency. I appreciate everything you do for these animals. I adopted a cat from you in August of 2012 named Hazel and she is so spoiled and loved.

Thank you
Katie Hooven

Thank you Katie & Eric for your thoughtful gift and inspiration to all of us!  We wish you a lifetime of happiness and love!

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