Friday, May 4, 2012
DONATE YOUR WEDDING GOWN TO HELP A GREAT CAUSE!
You dreamed of your perfect wedding gown your whole life. The day was magical and you have the photos and memories to show it! Your new life with your wonderful husband has begun but there in the back of your closet hangs your wedding dress. Wondering what you’re going to do with it? Why not make it someone else’s special memory too! Here are some charities doing amazing things with donated wedding dresses.
Do you want your wedding gown to help make life better for the people of Haiti?
BRIDES FOR HAITI! Accepting wedding dresses and prom gowns, St. Mary's Catholic Church in Barnesville Maryland sells donated dresses at consignment shops to raise money to help its twin parish in Haiti, St. Joseph's Parish in Carcasse. Prom dresses are first offered free to inner-city high school girls at a March prom gown giveaway in the District of Columbia. St. Mary's helped bring the first medical doctor to Carcasse, built the first-ever school building in Carcasse and brought the first internet-satellite access. To donate, please see www.st-josephs-haiti.com
Do you want a military bride to have the joy of wearing your gown on her wedding day?
BRIDES ACROSS AMERICA located in North Andover Massachusetts helps US military brides across the nation by giving them free wedding gowns. Many military brides who could not afford a beautiful gown have been able to have one through this wonderful charity. For details about this charity and to donate, please see www.bridesacrossamerica.com.
Do you want your gown to help underprivileged New York City children?
BRIDAL GARDEN sells wedding gowns and uses the money to help New York City children in need. This is a great way to help underprivileged children. For donation information, please see hyperlink www.bridalgarden.org
Do you want your gown to help cancer patients have a special wish come true?
BRIDES AGAINST BREAST CANCER in Milwaukie, Oregon sells wedding gowns to raise money for the MAKING MEMORIES BREAST CANCER FOUNDATION which helps to fulfill wishes of seriously sick cancer patients. See www.bridesagainstbreastcancer.org for detailed donation information supporting this very special charity.
Do you want a bride who can't afford a wedding dress to wear your bridal gown?
ST. ANTHONY'S BRIDAL, in Bethesda Maryland helps low income brides achieve the wedding of their dreams. Wedding gowns are made available for free use to lower income brides. St. Anthony's also lends out for free use a variety of reception items and decorations. Gowns are also sold to higher income brides at the flat rate of $150 each to help pay the Center's rent and operating expenses. To donate to this unique charity, please see www.stanthonysbridal.com