I get really excited about saving money but, I also love to the opportunity to give my time and money to nonprofits organizations in my community. Philanthropy Friday is an opportunity to learn about some great ways to give back.
It’s Spring, so that means that wedding season is upon us. My next few weekends will each be filled with some type of wedding-related celebration, and I’ll write a post soon about how a single girl can save when invitations to showers, bachelorette parties, and weddings start to flooding the mailbox. In the meantime, let’s focus on that $200 dress that you’re never going to wear again. I have a few friends who consign their old bridesmaids dresses and sorority formals to make money, but I prefer to donate them to charity.
Atlanta has several nonprofits that will take your bridesmaids dress or other formal gown to use as part of their prom dress giveaways. The Enchanted Closet and some other nonprofits have great programs to help girls who couldn’t otherwise afford a prom dress. Many of these organizations also take purses, jewelry, and other accessories. Check out DonateMyDress.org to find a nonprofit that gives formal dresses to girls in your area.