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Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Be the Change: Donate Your Old Bridesmaid Dresses


How many of you have old bridesmaid's dresses lying dormant in your closet? If they've been hibernating in there for a while, consider donating them to a good cause.

The Cinderella Affair is a yearly event held to assist low-income high school students attend prom.

Wedding Hub Charities is holding an online dress drive. You can e-mail Hannah for information about where to send your dresses.

And, if good karma isn't enough, they are also throwing in a sweet giveaway!


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9 comments:

Bridechka said...

This is awesome! I have so many b-maid dresses to give away and I never know what to do with them!

Melissa said...

This is such a great idea :)

Irishker said...

i love the idea of giving away all those bridemaids dresses (and maybe a long-overdue give away of my prom dresses?) but did any one else recognize the founder from her days on MTV? (judge away, real world is a guilty pleasure of mine!) (her photo and bio - http://www.mtv.com/ontv/dyn/realworld-season20/cast_member/cast_member.jhtml?personalityId=9872)

Anonymous said...

I encourage everyone to donate to this cause. This is how I got my wedding dress! And I was happy to donate it back to give another girl the chance at a wonderful evening :)

Sara said...

Great idea! Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

I am sending off a Hello Kitty inspired pink taffeta frock that hopefully will make some 16 year old's day! All of the ladies at work are getting their dresses together so we can comiserate then send them off to Tempe! Thank you for letting us know about this great cause...

Ten Thousand Only said...

thanks for posting about this. i have a fuschia halter bm dress. and a brown halter bm dress. neither of which i'll ever wear again.

Moxie said...

Since you're in Houston, I just wanted to share a local charity that does this.. it's the Foundation arm of a local credit union (People's Trust FCU).

Every spring, they have an event where students who attend a financial literacy event can pick out a prom dress. There are also scholarship opportunities for those who write about what they learned and how they will use the knowledge or how they were impacted. I really love the learning piece tied in with the free-prom-dress part. Too many people these days are not financially savvy, and it's sad.

Here is the website: https://www.peoplestrustfcu.org/foundation/a-night-to-remember.php I don't know when they start collecting for the next one, but you could just call or email them for more info.

arussianbeauty said...

i know this is an old post but theres something similar in the small town i live in. but they also go to local salons and ask them to donate hair and makeup services. and the salon i used to work at participated every year and it was wonderful and so much fun. they were usually my favorite clients of the whole day.

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