Your Loved one was one of the most charitable, giving people you knew. When they passed on and you decide on cremation services in Albertson, NY for them, you might have also decided that you wanted to make their memorial service something truly special. Since they never wanted anything to revolve around them, selfless as they were, making the cremation service into a charitable event in their honor might fit the bill. Here are a few ideas that might fit the bill:
Have Everyone Bring A Gift
If your loved one was always working overtime volunteer hours around the holidays, you know it was important to them to make sure families in the area got what they needed during those times. Partner with a local charity and see what the needs are. Then, request that every guest bring a gift of some kind that they can pass on to the charity to be used as presents during that holiday time. It’s a wonderful way to put a smile on your loved one’s face and honor their personality.
Have A Food Or Diaper Drive
There are likely lots of charities in the area that constantly collect food and diapers are another items that people who are struggling have trouble buying. Ask guests to the service to bring diapers and/or food items to donate to a charity that always has to keep their pantry shelves stocked for area residents. When you count up the totals, you know your loved one would be proud of a job well done—in their honor, no less.
Gift Cards Galore
Charities often need supplies to help the people they serve and you might ask people to bring gift cards to certain stores or to anywhere in the area. They could get gift cards to a big box store, or even an online store that offers a lot of different products. The charity can keep their shelves full and their needs met with those gift cards for a long time. They might even pass some out to the clients they serve who need items as well.
Everyone has clothes they don’t wear any longer, but that is still in good condition, right? And most people can afford to go out and buy a new pair of jeans or an extra sweatshirt. Have everyone bring new and like new clothing that you can take to the local homeless shelter. The people there need outfits for daily wear, but also things for job interviews so they can get back up on their feet. You can even bring some of your loved one’s clothes that you know you won’t want to add to the pile you collect in their honor.
There are lots of things you can do with cremation services in Albertson, NY, and if your loved one was always doing things for others, it might honor them best to set up a charity drive as part of their service. The professionals at Roslyn Heights Funeral Home can help with ideas.