Idea: Use Your Wedding Registry to Help Animals
Already have a lot of stuff that might be on a traditional wedding registry? Consider Changing the Present, a site that creates registries with difference. Choose specific ways you’d like to support 33 different causes and gift givers donate in your name. Build your registry by choosing from a variety of criteria including type of cause, donation amount and event category. Each one of their 1,500 gifts are tax-deductible.
The site also offers birthday, baby and memorial registries and wish lists. I created a memorial registry for Haley the Wonderdog who inspired this site.
My top picks from the Animal Welfare cause:
- Relieve Dog Pain by giving joint pain medication to Best Friends Animal Society, $110
- Rescue an Animal by providing room and board at the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, $1,000
- Emergency Surgery for an Animal in India by helping a sick or injured animal through In Defense of Animals, $25