This is only sorta holiday related, but I thought it might fit here best.
I belong to a book club full of women I adore, and as it happens I'm hosting our December meeting. I suggested that since we had read some books this year that had tugged our heartstrings, perhaps we could do a group donation to a charity that we all agree on. We went back and forth a bit and decided on Heifer International.
Now, I'm trying to figure out how we can all chip in without anyone feeling like their contribution is being compared to anyone else's.
I was thinking maybe I would get a cute bowl (maybe one with cows on it...hehehehe) and just have everyone drop cash in it at some point in the evening; we could then tally it up, go onto my computer and just make the donation online from my own account and keep the cash. I guess I'd just have to refrain from claiming the deduction on my taxes.
I'm wondering if anyone else has any suggestions on how to do this fairly. It seemed like such a simple idea at the time...