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Giving Back Has Never Been Easier

Thank you to Evite for sponsoring this post. #BeThere #Evite #1MillionTogether  As always, all opinions are 100% honest & completely my own.

We are quickly approaching the holidays and that has everyone thinking about gratitude and giving back.

The season of Thanksgiving always gets me into a reflective mode – where I sit back and think about all that I have. My family, my fiends, my health – a great career and a beautiful home. I really am blessed. I love having this time – the whole season of Thanksgiving – to reflect and be thankful.

Thanksgiving Table (1)

It also gets me thinking about ways to give back to my community and others in need. At my school, we often pair up with Community Solutions to gather necessary supplies for community members. At my church, they host a giving tree where we can take a star naming a child with a need to be filled. I have even created our own giving calendar that we use to give us easy and meaningful ways to reach out to others during this season.

25 Days of Giving Calendar

We all can make a difference. That is something I try to remember always and also teach my children.


I love that Evite® has paired up with Pledgling to make it easy to support the causes that we care about. As you know I have been a fan of  Evite for years! I have used Evite or many, many fundraising events. It is a great way to bring others together to help me support a cause.

Over the past ten years I have raised over $80,000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, American Cancer Society, and on behalf of personal friends fighting diseases. That is no small chump change! It was a lot of work and support from my friends, family members and my community at large.


I really believe in giving back. I really believe that we can all make a difference.

Giving Back has Never Been Easier

Evite® just made that even easier! Evite Donations, powered by Pledgeling, is a free tool that turns every Evite event into an opportunity to give back. Hosts can easily add donations to their invitations by selecting their favorite nonprofit from 10,000+ choices, or recommending a new nonprofit. Guests donate without leaving the Evite.com, and Evite never charges a fee to make donations.

So far over 1,000,000 dollars has been raised! That is a reason to celebrate in of itself!

When you gather together with friends go ahead and add deeper meaning to your events by attaching a cause! Accept charitable donations from family and friends for a favorite nonprofit in place of, or in addition to, traditional party gifts. It is an super easy way for you and your friends to give back.


Evite powers more celebrations than any other online brand, with 32 million+ registered users. Now, Evite Donations empowers those celebrations to be more meaningful. In its first year, Evite Donations has been part of 20,000+ events, and guests have helped raised over $1 million to-date for charities nationwide.

That is totally impressive! 

Become a Changemaker and help us get to the next million!

(16) Comments

  1. CourtneyLynne says:

    What a great campaign!!! I’m all about giving! We try to help out in the community as much as possible

  2. Our family purposefully gives back to our community and we do it as a family, too. So glad to learn about the Evite initiative.

  3. I love the new feature to evites! It makes it so easy to gather donations and do some good with your events/gatherings.

  4. I love the giving spirit of this post and the Evite initiative. It’s so important to give back to the community, especially during the holidays.

  5. Robin Rue says:

    I am loving the concept of giving back at the same time as getting these awesome invites. I will definitely be using these as a resource come the holiday season.

  6. Susanne says:

    I love when companies encourage giving and sharing! I’ve never head of Evite but I’ve checked out the website I think it’s really neat. I’m keeping it in mind for our Christmas open house invitations.


  7. Oh what an easy way to give back!! That’s so amazing how much money they’ve raised so far – wow! I have several friends who use Evite but I’ve never personally used it myself – I think I’m going to start now though!

  8. I always use evite and love that they are promoting giving back. In fact this is reminding me that I need to plan my daughters birthday party and I will be using evite.

  9. This is such a great idea. I love to give back and can’t wait to share this experience with my daughters!

  10. Kimberly says:

    What a great message! I love giving back to the things that make me happy and show me support. I’m trying to teach my toddler the same values.

  11. I really am thankful for a lot of things this season! It’s awesome to be able to give back as well. I think it’s amazing that evite partnered up and is now encouraging people to help out a cause of their choice!

  12. What an awesome tool for party planning. I am hoping that at some point when my husband and I are in a real house, we will be able to host parties and I can use this in the future 🙂

  13. I think that giving as a family is so important. I love that you are dedicated to giving back and that Evite is helping you out with this.

  14. I love this campaign. I am a firm believer in the ripple effect and also in teaching our children that giving should be a daily habit

  15. First of all, I just love the giving calendar idea. I am doing that! I always use evite and didn’t know about this new tool. What a great way to give back!

  16. What a great thing to teach your children, I think we take for granted a lot sometimes of how much we do really have.

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