Approximately half of all obituaries published by Legacy.com’s newspaper affiliates include a request to donate to charity in lieu of sending flowers to the family. Sometimes the family selects a charity related to a particular disease or health issue, and other times they opt to support a cause the deceased cared deeply about.
To help friends and family pay tribute to their loved ones, we have partnered with some of the most commonly listed national charities to include hyperlinks to online donation pages in obituaries. Our hope is that by making it easier for people to access such pages, we will help raise additional funds for these charities. Additionally, many of our affiliates offer a local charity directory (for example, Hartford Courant’s directory). And each of our affiliates also includes a link to a directory of national charitable organizations.
We know that charitable giving is a time-honored and important way to honor deceased loved ones. And we are proud to have a small part in helping raise money for charity.