Hugh Hefner & Crystal Harris Ask for Donations, Not Wedding Gifts

Perhaps taking a page from Prince William and Princess Catherine, Hugh Hefner and Crystal Harris are asking their 300 guests to donate to charity instead of buying them gifts for their upcoming wedding.

The Playboy founder, 85, and the 25-year-old star of The Girls Next Door are set to wed June 18 at the Playboy Mansion.

"It was actually Crystal's suggestion, and I thought it was a great idea," Hefner tells Us Weekly. "The point of it is, we don't need gifts. A lot of people are in need and the notion of giving to charity instead of giving gifts to us just made sense."

That was much the same motivation when Wills and Kate announced that they would prefer their 1,900 guests to skip giving them a new toaster and, instead, send a donation to one of their favorite charities.

As for Hefner and Harris, they have proposed a number of charities for their invitees, including: Children of the Night, an L.A.-based foundation that hopes to eradicate child prostitution; charity: water, a non-profit that aims to provide clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations; and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. "No child is denied treatment, and it's a wonderful organization," Hefner said.

We like the idea of donating to charity in lieu of gifts, especially for someone who's on his third wedding! As for Crystal, who'll be taking her first walk down the aisle, it seems Hef is all the gift she needs.

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