Brides for a Cause eases wedding costs and helps charities

 

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Brides for a Cause eases wedding costs and helps charities

by Ellen Meny and News StaffSaturday, October 8th 2016

Brides-to-be found bargain deals on a wide selection of wedding dresses Saturday. Brides for a Cause brought dresses to Junction City. The sales proceeds go to charities. (SBG photo)

JUNCTION CITY, Ore. – Dozens of brides-to-be found bargain wedding dresses Saturday thanks to a Portland-based nonprofit called Brides for a Cause.

Brides for a Cause owner Erin Scharf said the clearance sale is an annual event called the “Dress Dash.”

Every dress at the event is only $150.

Scharf and her crew brought more than 500 wedding dresses to the Shadow Hills Country Club in Junction City.

The non-profit partners with charities and donates the money raised to various causes including one that helps couples dealing with terminal illness hold the wedding of their dreams.

“So there was a lot of cheering, a lot of clapping, a lot of crying, so that’s just really nice to see how excited they get when they find a dress, knowing that you helped provide that experience,” Scharf said.

Brides for a Cause also has a storefront in Portland that’s open 7 days a week.

Scharf partners with both local and national charities to bring affordable wedding dresses to brides-to-be.

She said her non-profit is always looking for dress donations. They accept sizes 0 through 24 and dresses made since 2010.

For more information on how to donate, click here.