When you hear that a friend has lost a loved one, perhaps you want to do something to show your support and reach out in sympathy. Funeral homes in Waxhaw, NC see flowers the most. People generally like to send flowers because they are hopeful pieces that can decorate the space used during a funeral. Some of them can be taken home, laid on the grave or, if you send a plant, it can even be kept as a memorial for the person who passed away. But since so many people already send flowers, you might want to do something else, like send a charitable donation.
If you have decided that a charitable donation is the thing you would like to do, first look over the obituary and see if there are any instructions as to where they might like money to go. If the person who died supported a certain charity, they might appreciate money going to a certain place. If you aren’t sure, you can ask a family member.
If no one is specific about where money should go, you can always send cash directly to the family in your sympathy card to use however they deem fit. If they need money for their loved one’s services, they might appreciate having extra on hand. They might also use it as a permanent memorial to their loved one by spending it on a tree to plant in their yard. They could also donate it to a charity they know their loved one would appreciate.
You can also decide yourself what kind of charity you think the person would support. If they passed on from cancer, for example, sending money to cancer research is always a nice idea. You can then send a card to the family saying what you have done. If you know they adored animals, sending money to a local animal rescue facility is another nice idea. There are plenty of charities out there in need and you might be able to help one of them, even a little, in honor of someone who passed on.
It’s always nice to let the family know what you have done in honor of their loved one so they know just how much of an impact that person is having, even though they are gone now. If you aren’t sure what you want to do yet, funeral homes in Waxhaw, NC can certainly give you advice or options to consider. Call Heritage Funeral & Cremation Services and ask about the person who passed on and we might have recommendations directly from the family. If not, we can offer you ideas based on what we know of the person and their family members. Whatever you do is going to be a nice gesture and the family will appreciate your thinking of them and taking the time to reach out to them. Charitable donations are very popular and such a nice way to honor someone who has passed on.