You can not wear used bridesmaid dresses in everyday life, at home or at work. You would look a little silly, do not you think so? Most of the time your used bridesmaid dress is just hanging there in your wardrobe … Why do not you donate it to a charitable organization who is specialized in giving your used dress a new life?

Charities are a possibility to give something back to the community. Out there are lots of charities and they all reflect different causes. I know that a lot of us want to get involved. These are the charitable organizations that we all seem to be aware of, whether it’s supporting the research to find a cure for cancer, or donating money to local music schools.

There is another nice charitable idea that is popping up in more and more communities nowadays. This idea is wonderful, very inventive and it uses an item that many of us toss away. As a result, it brightens the life of a young woman. Donate used bridesmaid dresses to organizations that will clean them, tailor them and give them to young ladies who can not afford a prom dress.

It’s really a remarkable idea. Many young women pass up on the opportunity to attend their own prom because their family simply can not afford to buy a new dress. Prom dresses are really expensive and in a household where money is rather tight, it’s just not considered as important enough to purchase. These charity organizations collect used bridesmaid dresses and convert them to prom dresses so that every young woman can have something beautiful to wear on her special night.

For women who have held the role of bridesmaid, they know that the dresses are generally not the type that can be worn just anywhere. Most brides want their bridesmaids to wear elegant gowns that are sometimes in colours such as pink, baby blue or light yellow. Many used bridesmaid dresses actually closely resemble prom dresses already so it’s easy to see how effective this idea could be.

If you’ve been attending a wedding party recently and have wondered what to do with the gown maybe this is really a wonderful solution. The best way to determine where you can donate your dress is to do some research on local charities. Some organizations that collect clothing, in general, are also participating in this used bridesmaid dresses idea so it’s best to inquire with them first.
Another idea is to ask at any local high schools. They may also have a program in place that allows community members to donate used bridesmaid dresses for prom.

Just imagine the joy on the face of a young woman who can wear your dress to her senior prom. She will not have to sit at home just wondering what the night could have been like. Instead, she’ll be joining in the fun and creating memories that she’ll carry with her for the rest of her life.

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Source by Alexander Anmark