Holiday "Family Adoption" - Which is Better, Money or Buying Gifts Off Request List?
December 7, 2004 8:10 PM Subscribe
Our office adopts a family and we're suppose to either give money or buy them items on the list they give us. They use the money collected to buy anything on the list that hasn't been bought. My question, is it better to donate money or buy things from the list? I'm going to spend the same amount of money either way, and I'd like to make what money I give work best. I know the HR department, and the women who run the program go out and buy the items at the end, it is not some faceless charity. They indicate no preference either way.
posted by geoff. to Grab Bag (12 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
The only thing I know, is that I would buy less items of higher quality (I feel absolutely guilty buying things I myself would not use). They'd try to buy as much on the list as they possibly can. I guess that's the only difference.
There is no/little chance of me buying an item that's already been bought.
I was just wondering if anyone had any charity experience and could guide me towards what would be best for the family (single mother, lots of kids, fuzzy end of the lollipop).