Instead of giving out favors at the wedding that people tend to throw away or not have much use for, JMC and I opted to give a donation to one of our favorite charities, Camp Kesem NC.
Camp Kesem is a camp for kids with chronically ill parents. It gives these children some time away of their typically hectic lives, always having to worry day to day about the well being of their mom or dad. For one week these kids meet or reconnect with other kids who understand what they are going through, something that they rarely find anywhere else.
JMC's fraternity has been raising money for Camp Kesem for years now and many of their members serve as counselors at the camp alongside other UNC and Duke students. JMC and his brother, JBC, as well as a number of our close friends have served as counselors and point to their experience with the camp as one of the best things they have ever done.
While we had considered giving out favors like personalized pint glasses or matchbooks, we felt that this was more representative of what we care about and would mean a lot more to our guests.
Opinions on pros and cons of physical favors vs. a donation?