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Find the missing wedding registry?

A couple of months ago I found a nontraditional/alternative wedding registry website which was perfect for me, and which I'd like to use. Apparently I failed to bookmark it, and now I can't find it again. Googling is not working for me and I'd love your help. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by Miko on Jan 1, 2014 - 3 answers

Estimating the value of charitable donations

What rules do you use for estimating the value of things you give to charity? The organizations we donate to ask us to estimate the value for tax purposes ourselves, rather than doing it for us. I know we obviously should not use the full price that we paid for the item. I am wondering if it is okay to value items at, for example, what we might get for them off Craigslist (sometimes say 1/3 to 1/2 or in rare cases even 2/3 what we paid, depending on the item and condition), or whether we should be valuing at more like what I'd use for a yard sale price of like 1/10th or lower. Does it matter? And is there a corresponding tax consequence for the recipient organization, such that if I declare the higher value on our taxes that organization realizes some proportionate tax or penalty? If so I should probably just estimate lower in order to further benefit the charity. Thanks!
posted by onlyconnect on Oct 8, 2013 - 13 answers

Intangible gift

What do I get as a "sorry I can't come to your wedding even though I really wanted to!" gift for a couple whose wedding is vegan, dry, simple, on relatively short notice, and the invitations specified "no gifts, please"? [more inside]
posted by Mizu on Sep 4, 2013 - 28 answers

No lumps of coal

Suggestions for non-partisan charities that I can tell my siblings to donate to in lieu of a a Christmas present and advice on telling them I'll be doing the same for their presents? [more inside]
posted by otherwordlyglow on Oct 27, 2011 - 36 answers

I need a gift for my activist friend!

I need a present for my friend who loves to help people, and really doesnt need any material goods. [more inside]
posted by silverstatue on Nov 15, 2010 - 11 answers

BUY BUY BUY

Charity for Christmas? [more inside]
posted by Pants! on Dec 3, 2007 - 17 answers

Wildlife adoption experiences needed

What are some good organizations from which to adopt an endangered animal? [more inside]
posted by Jess the Mess on Dec 12, 2006 - 6 answers

Know of any good New Orleans-based charities?

I'm looking for a charity related to rebuilding New Orleans to donate to as a gift to someone that used to live there and was heartbroken by the hurricane aftermath. The Red Cross or United Way seem too big and non-specific. I'd like to give to something with a bit more direct impact on improving things there. Suggestions?
posted by mathowie on Dec 23, 2005 - 7 answers

Help me buy toiletries for a 12-year-old girl on the workplace charity gift list.

Help me buy toiletries for a 12-year-old girl on the workplace charity gift list. [more inside]
posted by JDC8 on Nov 19, 2005 - 30 answers

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