Meaningful things to do with your wedding dress.
I am not a fan of wasting perfectly good things.
My inner mother Theresa, its always recognizing the needs in the neighbor.
Some say is a Chilean trait, others say its hard to forget about the less privileged, when at some point you were one of them.
Regardless of where this comes from, instead of suggest (or try to sell you a Trash the Dress session), here I bring 4 ways to empower others with your precious gown.
In case you didn't know, here is a list of places that will benefit from your beautiful wedding dress:
1. Angel Gowns
Across the country there are several groups that provide turn donated wedding dresses into free beautiful burial gowns for infants who pass away during their hospital stay.
Here I am providing the information of one particular lady, located in Windber PA , whom together with local volunteers works to transforms local wedding dresses into handmade burial gowns.
The program is local and free and they currently work with Conemaugh Memorial Hospital from Johnstown PA, and also with Children's Hospital in Pittsburgh, though if anyone from another hospital requests a gown, they will provide it as well.
2. Wish Upon a Wedding
Wish Upon a Wedding is a nonprofit organization granting weddings and vow renewals for couples facing serious illness or a life-altering circumstance.
3. Adorned in Grace
Every day, thousands of women and children are being sex trafficked. Yes, in America.
Adorned in Grace is a faith based organization that receives wedding dresses and wedding accessories, and sells them with the sole purpose to fund Abolition Now and their efforts to combat Sex Traffic.
Adorned in Grace directly supports emotionally and financially, victims of sex traffic, as well as spreads awareness about the subject t youth.
4. Brides Across America
Deployments, financial hardships,and other challenges unique to servicemen and women can make it difficult to plan a wedding, and we all know that having the perfect dress and a beautiful gown is an essential part of every bride's special day. Brides Across America plays a role in making their dreams come true by giving military brides a free wedding gown during a Brides Across America's Nationwide Gown Giveaway.