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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.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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