Taken from the book, Every Monday Matters: 52 Ways To Make A Difference by Matthew Emerzian and Kelly Bozza Party With A Purpose!Every week there are 79,623 births, 42,884 weddings, and 5,812,037 birthdays! Whew!Birthdays are the #1 reason people celebrate!ACTION STEPS!1. Select a charity, cause or purpose you wish to support.2. Decide which holiday or occasion for which you would like your friends and family to make a donation instead of giving you a gift.3. Provide your friends and family with the proper information to make their giving easier – website, phone number, address4. Make up a reason to party if you don’t have one. Simply have guests bring a dish to share and their charitable gift.Giving is a lot more gratifying than receiving, no matter the occasion. This is a perfect idea for that person who has everything he/she needs. Making a donation to a charity, cause, or organization they care about shows that you care about them as well.