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Gift donation to a gun charity?
August 16, 2014 1:45 PM   Subscribe

Hi! I'd like to give someone the gift of a charity donation to a gun (well, anti-gun) charity. Can anyone recommend one -- esp. if they have the option of "gifting" a donation rather than just making one? And how do you actually give a charity donation to someone if that "gift" option isn't available? Just let them know? A receipt seems tacky. Thanks!
posted by EtTuHealy to Human Relations (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Just about every charity has "gift in honor of" options. Here is the donation page to the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence and it has a "honor someone with your contribution" option at bottom right, which will notify the honoree.
posted by fingersandtoes at 1:52 PM on August 16 [1 favorite]

Before charities provided that option, I would find a especially nice card, and hand write,
Dear ...
A donation in your honor has been made to ....
Jesse the K

Can't go wrong with black ink.
posted by Jesse the K at 2:23 PM on August 16

I've given donations in honor of other people to the Brady Campaign. They still send me tons of mail. I did what Jesse the K suggests, especially because charities are not always super prompt about sending the acknowledgment.
posted by juliapangolin at 2:32 PM on August 16

Brady Campaign is a great organization as the others have said.
posted by goggie at 4:50 PM on August 16

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