#DonateYourDate to support #WishUponaWedding

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Make a Monetary Donation to Support our Partner Charity Wish Upon A Wedding by Donating your Date (or future wedding date!)

Wish Upon A Wedding is participating in #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back, taking place on Tuesday, Dec. 2.  This #GivingTuesday campaign brings together charities, families, businesses, community centers and students around the world for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.

As part of this national campaign, Wish Upon A Wedding encourages you to “Donate Your Date” by giving an amount that refers to your wedding date.  For example, a wedding date of August 9 would be $8.09.  Those who are not married are encouraged to donate in honor of a different meaningful date.

Proceeds from this “Donate Your Date” campaign will go directly to fulfilling the charity’s mission of providing weddings and vow renewals for couples facing terminal illness and serious life-changing circumstances, regardless of sexual orientation.  Since the nonprofit was founded in 2010, the charity has granted more than 75 wedding wishes, including 17 so far in 2014.

Those interested in participating can make a monetary donation at the link below and use #GivingTuesday and #DonateYourDate to spread the word.

http://wishuponawedding.org/how-to-help/donate/


Donate your wedding dress!

Donate Your Wedding Dress!

As we head into 2015, there’s still time to donate your wedding dress to get a tax write-off before the end of the year!  We are currently accepting wedding gowns 2008 and newer.  If you have a wedding dress from your wedding this year or if it’s been collecting dust from your wedding from a previous year, consider donating your dress to support our cause!  50% of the proceeds from your donation will support Wish Upon A Wedding, which helps provide weddings to those facing a serious illness.    The charity has granted over 75 weddings since it was founded in 2010.

Learn how you can Donate Your Wedding Dress!  It’s quite simple – download the donation form on our website, pack it up in a box and mail it to us.  We’ll send you a tax receipt as soon as we get your dress.   If you are wanting to write it off on your 2014 taxes, your box must be postmarked by December 31, 2014.  There’s still plenty of time!

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Portland Boutique “Holiday Hours”

Brides for a Cause’s bridal store in Portland will be closed the following days due to the Holidays:

Thanksgiving – (Thursday, Nov. 27)

Christmas Eve & Christmas Day – (Wednesday, Dec. 24 and Thursday, Dec. 25)

New Years Eve & New Years Day – (Wednesday, Dec. 31 & Thursday, Jan. 1)

We will be open all other days during our regular business hours:

Monday – Saturday: 10am-4pm

Sunday: 12-4pm


Dress Drive: Strut Bridal through December 31 in Long Beach, CA

dress drive long beach, dress drive phoenix, dress drive strut bridal salon, strut bridal salon, donate your wedding dress long beach, donate wedding dress san diego, donation wedding dress los angelesAre you in the Orange County or Los Angeles areas and have a wedding dress that you’d like to donate?  Here’s your chance to drop it off locally!!

Strut Bridal Salon is hosting its 3rd Annual Dress Drive from November 1 – December 31 at their Long Beach location (they just extended the dress drive through the end of the year!!).  Strut will be collecting wedding dresses 2008 and newer on our behalf.   We will clean it if it’s dirty!  Your donation is tax deductible!  Strut Bridal Salon will have donation forms on-hand to fill out.  You will get a tax receipt when you drop it off.

Strut Bridal Salon
4264 Atlantic Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90807

**Bixby Knolls, Just off 405

Store Hours
Monday: 10 AM – 8 PM
Tuesday: 10 AM – 4 PM
Friday-Saturday: 10 AM – 4 PM
Sunday: Noon – 5 PM
(closed Wednesdays and Thursdays)

For more information about dropping off your wedding dress contact Strut Bridal Salon at 562.612.1884 / service@strutbridalsalon.com.  If you have general questions about donating your wedding dress, please visit www.bridesforacause.com.

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Real Weddings Magazine (October 2014)

Want to score a wedding gown for $150? Save-the-date and join us for Dress Dash at the CARD Community Center in Chico on October 25th from 7-11 a.m.

Stop by this great event for your FREE copy of Real Weddings Magazine and our planning resource, Real WeddingsMagazine’s The Planning Guide! Plus, enter to win a fabulous wedding planning goodie bag (valued at $100) from our booth!

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Here are the details:

Date: October 25, 2014

Time: 7-11 a.m.

Where: CARD Community Center at 545 Vallombrosa Avenue in Chico

Cost: FREE admission! Bring your entourage and show up early! Register HERE!

About: How would you like to get a wedding dress for only $150? YES, THAT IS RIGHT – JUST $150 DOLLARS!!!!

Brides for a Cause has joined forces with NOW-FM to host a special Dress Dash. The event will feature more than 500 wedding dresses – all priced at just $150! 50% of the proceeds will support Wish Upon A Wedding.

For more information, log on to bridesforacause.com.