Our Mission

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 $1.75 Million to charity.

Our Impact

Since 2012, Brides for a Cause has recycled over 25,000 wedding dresses and raised over $1,750,000 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 the $220,000 Monetary Gifts in 2021 and reaching our $1,000,000 milestone in 2019!

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!

Our Gifts

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 2021, Brides for a Cause spent 95% of its expenses towards charitable programming and gave away $220,000 to other charities.

So far in 2022, we’ve given $340,000 to charity … and counting! We’ve also surpassed $1.75 Million!

2022 Gifts:

$10,000 Loveland Foundation

$10,00 to Brides Across America

$10,000 to Dressember

$10,000 to Girls Who Code

$10,000 to She’s the First

$10,000 to Joyful Heart Foundation

$10,000 to AAUW

$10,000 to Dress for Success Seattle

$10,000 to Dress for Success Oregon

$10,000 to Every Mother Counts

$10,000 to Abby’s Closet

$10,000 to Baby Quest Foundation

$10,000 to Wellspring Women’s Center

$10,000 to Mary’s Place

$10,000 to Peoria Home

$10,000 to Bradley Angle

$10,000 to Fighting Pretty

$10,000 to Hayden’s Helping Hands

$10,000 to Girls Inc of the Pacific Northwest

$10,000 to Running Start

$10,000 to She Should Run

$10,000 to Ladies Who Launch

$10,000 to Young Women Empowered

$10,000 to Girls on the Run

$10,000 to 9to5

$40,000 to The Princess Project

$10,000 to Global Fund for Women

$10,000 to Center for Reproductive Rights

$10,000 to Equality Now

$10,000 to Vow for Girls

$10,000 Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice