“…Truffles for a Cause are tasteful and beautiful chocolate wedding favors, they fit perfectly with our colors.  We were not interested in giving everyone a favor they would not use, and we also wanted something simple that had meaning to us.  I made donations to two organizations I volunteer for, so not only were the truffles delicious, but I was also able to attach the favor to a bigger cause.  The truffles were fresh and delivered right before the wedding, they really were exactly what I was looking for, I couldn’t be happier. The wedding donations I chose were Habitat for Humanity and DuPage County CASA  (Court Appointed Special Advocates).  The reason I chose these charities was I have personal involvement (CASA), in these organizations.  I think it makes people feel good to know they donated to non-profit, and it also spread the word to my guests about the purpose of these great charities.  Plus, people still walked away with the chocolate truffles.”


           CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children) - logo                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

     “…We LOVED your chocolate wedding truffles!!! And we have recommended you to so many of our friends!  I’m afraid we don’t have a very good story…but here it is…. We chose 9-11 Twin Towers Orphan Fund (website), for our wedding donation quite literally because we wanted a date after labor day on Cape Cod and this date was one of the available dates at our venue ( because we got married down the cape and it is such a tourist destination, we wanted easier travel/accommodations for our guests, September is when the tourists leave and it also happens to be one of the prettiest times of the year Cape Cod!). We did go back and forth about choosing such a horrible date for so many as the day would, for us,signify the beginning of our new life together but decided that we didn’t want that day to be a bad day forever and we thought that most of the 9-11 victims and their familes would be more comforted that we wanted to turn the day into something special. Having said that, we knew that we didn’t want to ignore the significance of the date and thought a good way to acknowledge it would be to donate through your truffles!! to some 9-11 charity. Through our research we found the Twin Towers Orphan Fund and we chose that becasue those were the victims of 9-11 we most identified with and who we thought would benefit the most from our donation. I have to tell you that so many of our guests were touched by this subtle tribute to 9-11 and loved the chocolate wedding favors and thought it was a wonderful way to remember the victims of 9-11. Also so many had never heard of this charity and have told us they have donated since. So although there is no real significant tie to 9-11 for us, we were happy to make 9-11 Twin Towers Orphan Fund our charity for us and all the guests at our wedding a day of fun, family, friends and love.”

                                                                                                                                                                                    9-11 twin towers orphan fund logo image.

An event in Florida chose these Medium Awareness (Option #3) Favors with Scarlet and Silver ribbons on white boxes. The two charities selected for their wedding favors donation were The Lupus Foundation their website (scarlet ribbons), and The Interstitial Cystitis Network their website (silver ribbons).  Great charities and great color combinations!

Interstitial Cystitis Network & Lupus Foundation - Silver & scarlet ribbons on white wedding favor boxes.


December Awareness Month is a relatively quiet month due to the Holidays… A special notation is World Aids Day on December 1st. It’s an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for people living with HIV, and to commemorate those who have died from an AIDS-related illness. Founded in 1988, World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day. Globally, there are an estimated 36.7 million people who have the HIV virus. Despite the virus only being identified in 1984, more than 35 million people have died of HIV or AIDS, making it one of the most destructive pandemics in history. World AIDS Day is important part of the national December Awareness month because it reminds the public and government that HIV has not gone away – there is still a vital need to raise money, increase awareness, fight prejudice and improve education.

Safe Toys and Gifts Month

Prevent Blindness America
211 West Wacker Drive, Suite 1700
Chicago, IL 60606
(800) 331-2020
(312) 363-6001
(312) 363-6052 Fax
Materials available
Contact: PBA Consumer and Patient Hotline

Dec 1st – World AIDS Day

World AIDS Campaign
Van Diemenstraat 192
1013 CP Amsterdam
+31 20 616 9045
Materials available
Contact: None designated
Dec 4 – 10
National Handwashing Awareness Week

Henry the Hand Foundation
11714 U.S. Route 42
Cincinnati, OH 45241
(513) 769-3660
Materials available
Contact: Dr. Will Sawyer

“…We were extremely happy with our choice to give chocolate favors from Truffles for a Cause as our wedding favors. We were able to satisfy our desire to give a little something back to the community, while also giving guests a tangible gift to take home with them. The positive feedback we received from guests only served to validate a decision that felt right from the very start. My parents, who were vital to the planning of our big day, were very touched that we chose to honor their personal charity of choice, St. Jude’s Children Hospital. On the most important day of our lives, it felt good to give a small fraction of our resources to those in need.”

“…As for the service itself, we are grateful to everyone at Truffles for a Cause for seeing that our chocolate favors arrived right on time and in perfect condition. The correspondence back and forth helped to assure us that we were in good hands. Thanks for making the entire experience simple and stress-free.” Thanks and good luck to Rachel & William.

Chocolate Favors - Portrait of Rachel & William.