How to Donate a Gift on Behalf of Someone

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Some people choose to make donations to a charity on their own accord, but others make donations on someone else's behalf. For instance, a couple who is getting married and does not want gifts may ask that guests donate to a favorite charity in the couple's name. Each organization or charity has its own protocol for making a donation on behalf of someone else, but the basic process is the same.

Step 1

Donate to the selected charity through its typical donation process. Many charities accept donations through the mail, by phone or online.

Step 2

Give your identifying information just as if you were the official donor so the organization can let the person who requested donations know about your involvement.

Step 3

Include a note with your donation that identifies the person for whom you are making the donation, including contact information. This allows the charity to send a card or certificate to that person, letting him know that someone has made a donation on his behalf.

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