Hi all - I came up with a baby shower idea on my way to work and was hoping to run it by a few folks before suggesting it to my mom and sister-in-law. They both plan to throw me showers, my SIL lives 8 hours away in NY with the rest of my hubby's fam so they always like to do something out there for us as well. The truth is though, that my husband and I are financially comfortable, and we really don't need our friends and family to contribute for financial reasons. That said, I know that our friends and family WANT to contribute something and also want to have a good time at a party, so I was wondering about adding a fundraising/donation componant to the shower. For example, I'll put together a registry with a few things, but strongly encourage everyone to donate to a local organization that supports families in need with new babies (or something like that, I'm going to ask my doctor if she has any suggestions). I'll be specific with the organization, and at the shower guests can put money or checks in a card or something, and I can add them to a "fundraising basket" as I open them. Have any of you seen anything like this done before? What are the pitfall's I'm not anticipating? Any suggestions and recomendations are welcome! Thanks!!!