I Do I Do supports October’s National
“Donate Your Wedding Dress for Breast Cancer” Month.
If you were married within 4 years, please consider donating your dress to help the Brides Against Breast Cancer charity, drop-off available at I Do I Do.
I Do I Do is accepting wedding dress donations from
Oct 1, 2021 to Oct 31, 2021.
Only Dresses less than 4 years old have success being resold.
One of Maryland’s leading Bridal Dress salons, “I Do I Do”, has volunteered to be a collection site for donated wedding gowns during the month of October.
BABC was founded in 1997 and has been the largest bridal gown donation organization in the United States. BABC’s mission is to support breast cancer awareness and early detection education programs.
BABC is excited about the support from I Do I Do as the donations are critical to funding BABC. Both organizations will utilize their combined platforms to expand their exposure for wedding dress donations and raise understanding for breast cancer awareness and prevention.
Brides Against Breast Cancer® (“BABC”) charity, founded in 1997, is promoting its “National Donate Your Wedding Dress Month.” How wonderful a recent bride can now give their dress a deserving chance for a second life before sadly in a few years it will become outdated and effectively non-donatable or sellable. Brides today are increasingly realizing their daughters or nieces will likely not wear their dress like in yesteryear and also want to “declutter” their new household “Marie Kondo” style.
BABC focuses on awareness and early detection education. Besides its core outreach programs, BABC also gained exposure by being written in the 2018 script for the CBS TV show NCIS: Los Angeles and in December 2018 was featured in The New Times Newspaper (click here to see). Serena Williams also supports early awareness with her “I touch myself project” (see video).
BABC asks conscientious recent brides to donate their wedding dresses so they can be resold to brides-to-be at affordable prices. Donors get a 501c(3) charity tax receipt and the proceeds help raise funds for breast cancer causes. Early detection education programs are often considered the most impactful dollar that can be spent saving lives and saving costs (average treatment costs about $40,000). BABC also supports research charities as breast cancer affects almost 1 of 7 women and the rate is still unfortunately increasing.
The two types of pre-owned dresses accepted are either: (1) less than 2 years old (2) less than 4 years old but were “classic” high-end or couture designer dresses. We also accept new dresses that retail for over $300. Buyers often save up to 90% and pay on average about $600. Dresses are resold online, at pop-up shows and through thrift retail stores.
“We connect conscientious wedding dress donors with buyers that are price sensitive or want to support breast cancer or green recycling causes. Reaching recent brides is the challenge because older brides have unsellable outdated dresses.” says BABC’s CEO Drew Edwards.
Edwards became endeared to Brides Against Breast Cancer after his wife Helene bought her wedding dress from the organization. Later he was inspired to volunteer as the Executive Director to help support breast cancer causes and also because his mother passed away due to cancer due to poor cancer detection education.
About Brides Against Breast Cancer
Since 1997 BABC has raised over 40 million dollars for breast cancer causes that save lives while also making wedding dresses affordable for over 50,000 women. BABC (www.BridesAgainstBreastCancer.org) is a national 501c3 charity organization headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.