Want to donate to your favorite charity but have limited funds? Ask your friends and family to give a donation to either a charity you have chosen or their favorite charity in lieu of birthday or holiday gifts. I did this for my 30th birthday party, and it was such a blessing knowing how many charities had been helped. I asked that they pick out their favorite charities, and it was nice to hear which ones they chose and why. The charities chosen where such an eclectic mix and all very in need of funds. It was one of my best birthdays ever!