Donate A Dress
A lot of people have suggested donating my ex-wife’s dress as one of the possible uses. I have also been contacted by more than one charity asking me to do just that. My dress isn’t in donating condition and I’m not ready to part with it but many people have posted comments saying they don’t know what to do with their dresses. Here are some organizations that do good things that are looking for wedding dresses.
Success In Style – http://www.successinstyle.org
Success In Style is a non-profit organization in Maryland. They provide free business wardrobes to men and women seeking employment. They have been incorporated since 2002 and have helped thousands of individuals onto lives of self-sufficiency. In 2008 they opened a resale shop to support their mission. Since then they have grown and moved to The Historic Savage Mill mall in Savage Maryland. Most recently, they opened a bridal resale shop, Cherie Amour. It is a beautiful and elegant shop, also in Savage Mill. They take donations of wedding dresses.
Brides For A Cause – http://www.bridesforacause.com
Brides for a Cause is more than a bridal store – it’s a social mission to encourage women to reuse, resell and re-wear their wedding gowns to help make a difference in the world. Wedding gowns are prized possessions – they are the piece of clothing worn on the day that you make the most exciting commitment of your life. But what if your wedding gown (which may or may not be taking up way too much space in your closet) could be used to help someone in need?
Brides Against Breast Cancer – http://www.bridesagainstbreastcancer.org/
“How can you help make dreams come true? At this time, we are in need of contemporary gown styles, slips and veils dating from 2005 until the present day. Each gown that arrives at our organization is carefully prepared for our upcoming “Brides Against Breast CancerTM, Nationwide Tour of Gowns” sales. The thousands of generous donations we receive from designers, manufactures, bridal shops, and individuals worldwide, enables Making Memories to grant final wishes to women and men suffering from terminal breast cancer.”
Adorned in Grace Bridal and Formalwear – http://adornedingrace.org
For people who want to donate their gowns to help rescue those trapped in modern-day slavery. “One community need that we as an organization are actively involved in is raising awareness of the growing human trafficking issue in our neighborhoods and helping those victims that want to escape. We opened Adorned in Grace, a gently-used bridal and formal wear shop that sells donated gowns to raise funds to create safe shelters for young women victimized by human trafficking.”
Mary Madeline Project – http://www.marymadelineproject.org/
“We are a non-profit organization that donates infant / baby burial gowns and blankets to local hospitals for bereaving parents. Women donate their cherished wedding gowns to the project and volunteers give of their time, talents and love by making the baby burial gowns and blankets.”