Philanthropy Friday: Donate Your Dresses

April 16, 2010 in Giving

A Picture of Dresses at the Enchanted Closet's Dress Giveaway

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 to find a nonprofit that gives formal dresses to girls in your area.

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Katie April 16, 2010 at 6:40 pm

This is really cool! I definitely have some dresses that could use a new home :)


single&saving April 18, 2010 at 1:48 pm

Great! You can take a tax-deduction on them too.


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