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FIRST, ARE YOU A WEDDING DRESS DONOR WITH A STORY TO TELL We may feature your story in an upcoming book  and help show others that this is really a great thing to do!  Laura Wright, a young  Catholic Mom-Blogger  and author of the recently released book  "CHOSEN TO HEAL" ,  is now working with your webmaster Susan Jamison to write a book about wedding dress donors and the charities they help. Laura donated her own treasured dress several years ago and understands the heart-felt struggle that one makes in donating something so precious. 

WE NEED YOUR STORY! Put your story in simple language and in letter form, as long as you like, and tell us all about you and your gown, why you decided to donate it, how you found our site,  and which charity you chose for the donation.  Pictures are also appreciated but not absolutely necessary.

EMAIL YOUR STORY to donate@donatemyweddingdress.org Your story is greatly appreciated even though we can not guarantee that every letter we receive will be chosen for publication.  

Listed in alphabetical order.

Do you want your gown to help victims of sex trafficking?

ADORNED IN GRACE sells donated wedding gowns and uses the proceeds to provide support and safe shelter to the victims of sex trafficking on the US West Coast.  Please visit this charity's website at www.adornedingrace.org for more details on this amazing organization. 

Do you want your wedding gown to be sold to  raise money for the Arthritis Foundation and help combat that crippling illness?

Located in the upper east side of Manhattan New York, the Arthritis Foundation Thrift Shop will gratefully sell your wedding dress to raise money for the Arthritis Foundation and help combat Arthritis, an  illness which affects millions of Americans.  For donation information, please scroll down to the bottom of the webpage found at  www.arthritis.org.

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 breast cancer patients?

BRIDES AGAINST BREAST CANCER  offers wellness and educational services to those affected by breast cancer. This very special charity is now based in the Sarasota Florida area! Brides wishing to donate now have the option of bringing their gowns to one of this charity's many bridal gown sales road shows or simply  mailing it to Sarasota. For road show information, or to read more about this charity, please see http://bridesagainstbreastcancer.org.

Do you want your wedding gown to help make life better for the impoverished people of Carcasse, 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  St. Joseph's in Carcasse, Haiti. Carcasse is located in a very remote and mountainous area of Haiti.  St. Mary's helped bring the first medical doctor to Carcasse, built a very-needed school, and  is now working with other groups to help the local coffee growers reach self-sustaining markets. To donate, please see www. st-josephs-haiti.com.

Do you want to help brides stay in their (tight) budgets and have net proceeds go to charities helping women?

FAIRYTALE BRIDES ON A SHOESTRING  in Rockville Maryland sells wedding gowns at a reduced price of up to 75% off retail to help brides achieve the wedding of their dreams no matter what their budget. All net proceeds (after paying rent and other expenses) goes to charities helping women. Visit their website for  donation directions: www.fairytalebrides.org.

Do you want a bride who can't afford to buy a wedding gown to wear your bridal gown?

ST. ANTHONY'S BRIDAL in Bethesda Maryland lends out wedding gowns for FREE USE to  low  income brides in the greater Washington  D.C. area to help them achieve the wedding of their dreams.  Wedding gowns are also available for sale to all brides at a flat rate of $150 each.  St. Anthony's also lends out for free use a variety of reception items and decorations.   Check their website for donation instructions:  www.stanthonysbridal.com.  

Do you want your gown to help underprivileged New York City children?

THE BRIDAL GARDEN sells donated 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 http:/www.bridalgarden.org.

Do you want your gown to help a terminally ill or severely challenged bride or groom enjoy a dream wedding or vow renewal?

WISH UPON A WEDDING  in partnership with Brides For A Cause helps couples facing terminal illnesses and serious challenges to enjoy their dream wedding or vow renewal.  The charity  website says it best when it says that at this charity they   "celebrate the courage, determination and spirit of couples in love during their most challenging times. Officially launched in January of 2010, Wish Upon a Wedding currently has dozens of chapters across the United States ready to serve couples in need."  Please visit their website at wishuponawedding.org Your gown will be sold to help raise money to fund this charity's mission.

Do you want your gown to go to a local Goodwill or thrift store?

GOODWILL accepts donations of wedding gowns at their many locations nationwide. Local thrift stores also may be accepting such donations.


Please email us at donate@donatemyweddingdress.org if you know of charities accepting wedding gowns.

If your charity is listed here and you would like to see your logo next to the name of your charity, please contact us with your written permission to do this and a copy of your logo. If you would like to add information to what is included here, please email us!

Please note: we do our best to only include solid charities but we can not be responsible for the accuracy of the information contained herein. Thank you!