If you’ve ever seen a commercial for the ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals), our guess is that with Sarah McLachlan’s music playing in the background and the dog and cat’s sad faces, it makes you want to adopt everyone of them. So it’s no coincidence that ASPCA has always been a favorite charity that our clients chose for their wedding donations. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals was the first animal welfare organization formed in the United States (by Henry Bergh), and was incorporated way back in April of 1866. Initially the cause for animals started with the abuse of cart and service horses in New York city. Let’s not forget that horses were the primary source of transportation and many were badly mistreated. As the years passed and automobiles took their place the ASPCA expanded their watch and concern to general pet and animal ownership welfare.  In 1916, the Society initiated humane education programs in schools, and in 1925 used the new medium of radio to broadcast its message of humane animal treatment in a series of weekly addresses. The ASPCA continually pioneered advances in veterinary medicine, including the use of anesthetic during surgery, the treatment of cancer in animals, perfecting spay and neutering surgery, as well as developing dog obedience training programs, and lobbying for animal welfare bills and laws. The ASPCA’s national headquarters and several major centers remains in New York City and state, with branches in New Jersey, Urbana, Illinois, and San Francisco, California. The way we treat animals large and small is a reflection of ourselves. Thank goodness for the dedicated folks at the ASPCA! Visit their website for more info.



     LLS (Leukemia and Lymphoma Society), Susan G. Komen and Wounded Warrior Project were the four charities that Jennifer & Brian wanted to make their donations to. When they ordered their chocolate wedding favors with four charities they offered all 4 jumbo Dessert flavors (milk amaretto, milk caramel, white Irish cream and dark raspberry), with four charity selections! The ribbons were purple & white with white & gold print. They were thinking BIG when they ordered.  Normally we only allow a maximum of one charity per order, but because they chose Option #2, they were making their own donations. It was a pleasure working with them!

LLS is among the four charities for Jennifer & Brian's Dessert truffle display featuring raspberry, amaretto, irish cream and caramel chocolate truffles.

     St Francis Assisi Kitchen is a humble charity that Ashley thought her donation would be appreciated. We agree, although this charity is small compared to some of our other causes it does life saving work. In the the spirit of their patron, St. Francis of Assisi, the hungry are fed in collaboration with volunteers and donors from all faith communities.  The Kitchen provides a free, hot, nutritious meal to all our guests everyday of the year.  Staff and volunteers strive to be of assistance to others and serve with a spirit of compassion, respect and dignity. To learn more visit St. Francis of Assisi Kitchen’s website.

(Ashley’s Mini wedding favors were tied with grappa ribbons with gold mini chocolate truffles inside. Good luck and God bless!)

St Francis Assisi Kitchen - close up of charity card for for Ashley's Mini favors with milk chocolate truffles.

     SU2C (Stand Up to Cancer) is a wonderful charity that is in the forefront in the fight against cancer.  Stand Up To Cancer’s (SU2C) mission is to raise funds to accelerate the pace of groundbreaking transitional research that can get new therapies to patients quickly and save lives now. Dom & Stephanie chose this cause for their charity donation. Their wedding favors had a milk chocolate theme – with milk chocolate ribbons and milk chocolate/caramel dessert favors. Thanks for the good work that you do though our favors Dom & Stephanie!

“We absolutely LOVED this idea for our wedding ceremony. We were able to incorporate something that meant a lot to us and in addition were able to give our guests something to enjoy with it!! I would recommend this to anyone who wants to give their guests something sweet yet touching.”   Stephanie

SU2C - close up of charity card for Dom & Stephanie's milk chocolate dessert favors.SU2C - Close up of a milk chocolate dessert truffle for Dom & Stephanie's favors

     Aimee & David celebrated their day and honored their guests with Boxed Mini wedding favors and a donation to Autism Speaks. Their beautiful ribbons were aqua and coral. Many thanks and congratulations to this giving couple!

     Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and autism are both general terms for a group of complex disorders of brain development. These disorders are characterized, in varying degrees, by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors. Parents usually notice signs in the first two years of their child’s life.These signs often develop gradually, though some children with autism reach their developmental milestones at a normal pace and then regress. The diagnostic criteria require that symptoms become apparent in early childhood, typically before age three. Autism Speaks is dedicated to advancing research into causes and better treatments for autism spectrum disorders and related conditions both through direct funding and collaboration; increasing understanding and acceptance of autism spectrum disorders. To learn more about Autism Speaks visit their website.

Autism Speaks close up of Amiee & David's boxed mini chocolate favors.Autism Speaks - front view of Aimee & David's chocolate mini favors with charity card.