Brides for a Cause is a nonprofit organization that collects and resells wedding dresses to raise funds for charity. To-date, we have collected over 25,000 wedding dresses and given away $1.875 Million to charity.
Since 2012, Brides for a Cause has recycled over 25,000 wedding dresses and raised over $1,875,000 for charity.
Through our wedding dress recycling program, thousands of donated wedding dresses are collected and resold in a sustainable way each year, reducing waste and pollution and helping the environment, as every dress donated is one less dress produced. We find homes for thousands of wedding dresses each year, giving brides an affordable and sustainable option for their wedding dress. Together, our wedding dress recycling program has saved more than 207 liters of water and 247,000 kilograms of carbon emissions since 2012.
Through the monetary gifts given to our charitable partners, thousands of dollars are raised and dispersed to women’s causes each year, reaching millions of women including teen girls, young women, military brides, mothers, underprivileged women and women in need.
Learn more about Our Cause and the nonprofits we support. Curious about the beneficiaries we support? Read more about our record breaking year in 2022 giving$450,000 to charity!
Our Charitable Partners
Brides for a Cause partners with various local and national nonprofit organizations to provide financial support. Our charitable partners must be a 501(c)3 and support women in some way.
Types of women’s causes served through our organization include those that:
- Support women with serious health issues, specifically pertaining to the top two causes of death in women: cancer and heart disease
- Promote positive self-image and self-esteem for young women
- Support women in the military
- Provide relief for single mothers, abused women and women with disabilities
- Promote opportunities for women’s education and women in the workforce
Have a charity you want us to consider supporting? Nominate a Charity!
Each year, Brides for a Cause disperses hundreds of thousands of dollars that are raised from reselling the donated wedding gowns to various women’s causes. All monetary gifts are approved by our board of directors. Most gift amounts are between $10,000-$50,000.
In 2022, we gifted a record breaking $450,000 to 40 local and nonprofit women focused charities that are supporting, protecting and propelling women forward!
$10,000 to AAUW
$10,000 to Abby’s Closet
$20,000 to American Heart Association “Go Red for Women”
$10,000 to Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice
$10,000 to Baby Quest Foundation
$10,000 to Bradley Angle
$10,000 to Brides Across America
$10,000 to Bright Pink
$10,000 to Center for Reproductive Rights
$10,000 to Cocoon House
$10,000 to Dressember
$10,000 to Dress for Success Seattle
$10,000 to Dress for Success Oregon
$10,000 to Equality Now
$10,000 to Every Mother Counts
$10,000 to Fighting Pretty
$10,000 to Girls Inc of the Pacific Northwest
$10,000 to Girls on the Run
$10,000 to Girls Who Code
$10,000 to Global Fund for Women
$10,000 to Hayden’s Helping Hands
$10,000 to Joyful Heart Foundation
$10,000 to Ladies Who Launch
$10,000 to Loveland Foundation
$10,000 to Mary’s Place
$10,000 to National Women’s Health Network
$10,000 to Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance “OCRA”
$10,000 to Peoria Home
$10,000 to Pink Lemonade Project
$10,000 to Running Start
$10,000 to She’s the First
$10,000 to She Should Run
$40,000 to The Princess Project
$10,000 to Vow for Girls
$10,000 to Weave Inc
$10,000 to Wellspring Women’s Center
$10,000 to Woman of Wonder
$20,000 to WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease
$10,000 to Young Women Empowered
$10,000 to 9to5
Previous Year’s Gifts
Read about $220,00 monetary gifts in 2021!
Read about $210,000 monetary gifts in 2020
Read about $350,000 monetary gifts in 2019!
Read about $175,000 monetary gifts in 2018!
Read about $120,000 monetary gifts in 2017!