Post # 1
I’d really love to donate my wedding dress as well as couple of formal eveningwear style dresses I have in the back of my closet. I live in probably the only city where the thrift stores are packed full and don’t want anything, plus half of them will sell things for profit online if they can. Ideally I’d love my dresses to go to some ladies for their wedding or prom or whatever who wouldn’t ordinarily be able to afford them. Ideas on places that I could maybe mail my dresses would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance!
Post # 2
I have donated several dresses, pairs of shoes, evening bags and some jewelry to The Cinderella Project. They supply prom dresses to needy girls.
Find a similar oganization where you live. Google “free prom dresses for low income families”.
Post # 3
there’s a non profit organization where 100% donations (yes really) goes towards educating young women and developing then into leaders of the community. They actually prefer quality donations over monetary
Post # 4
I donated my wedding dress to Angel Gowns which cut the dress up and use it to make little gowns for still born babies to be buried in – just thought it was a really nice idea.
Post # 5
Thanks everyone! I’ll check around 🙂
Post # 6
I donated my dress to Brides Against Breast Cancer- just ship the dress and a check (they ask for it if you can do it) for 100.00 to cover the cost of dry cleaning the dress. Great charity and I’m so glad to have done it!
Post # 7
I too have donated all my old bridesmaid dresses to the Cinderella Project. I think it’s a great cause.
Post # 8
The high school in the district I work in does a collection every year for needy students as well – I’ve donated 3 formal dresses but kept the ones with more sentimental value – I figure I can donate them any year I want, so no worries if I hang onto them now.
Post # 9
I just want to take this opportunity to plug The Brides’ Project:
They accept donations for wedding gowns which they then sell and all profits go to cancer charities. I went there to shop for a wedding dress. Didn’t find the dress I want, but the ladies there were very nice.
It’s up in Toronto, Canada though, but I figure maybe some Canadian bees will come into this thread and see this. 🙂