Where to donate a wedding dress?

wedding veil brideJin emails:

After a dozen years, it's time for the wedding dress to go. Any reader suggestions on where I can donate my dress where it might go to do some good rather than a Halloween costume?

There seem to be donation programs for all sorts of items now, so we're guessing there's probably some org that takes wedding dresses.

So, got a suggestion for Jin -- whether a place for donations, or some other way to put the dress to good use? Please share!

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Sadly most of the donation programs that go to brides in need vs. selling in a thrift store require that the dress be less than 3-5 yrs old. I donated my 7 yr old dress to City Mission in Schenectady. It was likely sold in their thrift store but at least I know the money will go to valuable programs for those in need.

It isn't local, but I just saw this site today: http://www.nicuhelpinghands.org/lend-a-helping-hand/angel-gowns/

Check Facebook for a group called "Recycle Your Wedding! Saratoga."

Hi, I just saw this today and want you to know that we DO have a place in The Capital Region that will accept your wedding gowns! I started a chapter of "Little Angel Gowns" about 11 months ago. We take donated wedding dresses, First Communion dresses and other formal gowns (color appropriate) and transform them into Angel Gowns for babies who pass too soon. We have lots of volunteer seamstresses who do amazing work and these are free gifts to the families to bury their loved one in....We have a Facebook Site and a Pinterest Site if you'd like to see examples of what we have already sent to our hospital affiliates. We'd love to have your support. Thanks and God Bless. Carol Ann S.- Capital Region, NY Coordinator ....Our national website is littleangelgowns.org

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