How do I Donate a Wedding Gown in St. Louis?

by Ralph Horton ; Updated September 28, 2017

Donating your wedding gown can be a powerful way to help low-income brides and meaningful non-profit organizations alike.

beautiful wedding gown image by Paul Retherford from Fotolia.com

After your wedding gown has served its purpose on your big day, mission-minded non-profit organizations may give you a reason not to store the dress in a dark closet for years to come. If you feel like donating your dress to a good cause in St. Louis, you have several options for paying it forward.

Jewish Federation of St. Louis

The Jewish Federation of St. Louis operates G'mach, a "free-loan society" for wedding gowns, bridesmaid dresses, mother-of-the-bride and mother-of-the-groom dresses at a central location in St. Louis. If you wish to donate to G'mach, call (314) 862-7537 or email at ernewman1@aol.com.

Metro St. Louis Cinderella Project

Sponsored by the St. Charles County Community Council, the Metro St. Louis Cinderella Project accepts donations of prom dresses and other special event gowns. Women who are referred to the Cinderella Project by guidance counselors or other agencies are able to use the dresses. You can find out more about the Cinderella Project by calling (636) 978-2277 or emailing info@communitycouncilstc.org.

Brides Against Breast Cancer

Brides Against Breast Cancer is a national traveling roadshow of donated wedding gowns, the proceeds from which benefit patients with metastatic breast cancer. Donations can be sent to:

Making Memories Breast Cancer Foundation 4252 SE International Way Suite J Milwaukie, OR 97222 503-491-8091 bridesagainstbreastcancer.org

However, Brides Against Breast Cancer only accepts dresses that are less than five years old. For other national organizations that will accept your wedding gown donation, see the Resource link to DonateMyDress.

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About the Author

As a former public relations professional, Ralph Horton began writing in 2005. His work has been published in "The DELTASIG," a publication of the International Business Fraternity of Delta Sigma Pi. Horton specializes in writing for nonprofit organizations on topics ranging from sports to pharmaceuticals and wellness. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in communication from Miami University.