Donating your wedding dress gives a second life to your dress and the chance for a low-income bride to get a dress she otherwise could not afford.
It also avoids the typical 6-12 month hassle of trying to sell a dress, or the cost of having it preserved so you can store it in the attic or a closet in the hopes that your own daughter will chose to wear it 20 or 30 years from now.
Plus, you get an IRS 501c(3) charity tax receipt that may have financial value, along with knowing its resale proceeds help fund breast cancer causes.
BABC accepts dresses less than three years old which retailed for more than $1,000 and “couture” classic designer dresses” less than 5 years old
Dresses which retailed for between $300 and $1,000 must be one year old or less.
That’s because styles change and pre-owned dress buyers only buy dresses that are in fashion.
Donated dresses are typically sold for 50% – 90% off retail at an average price of $650. Dresses are resold online, at pop-up trunk shows and through thrift stores.
According to BABC, the industry average cost for a new wedding dress is $1,800. Original retail prices are typically $1,000 – $5,000.
Brides Against Breast Cancer Programs
Often the most impactful charity dollars spent is on Awareness in Early Detection Education programs. These programs help save lives and prevent subsequent treatment costs (average is about $40,000).
Breast cancer affects almost 1 in 7 women and that rate is still sadly increasing.
BABC also supports research charities including Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
BABC focuses on awareness and early detection education. Its core outreach programs utilize relationship marketing techniques versus mass marketing efforts or throwing pink party events.
Early awareness programs also supported by tennis icon Serena Williams with he I Touch Myself Project
About Brides Against Breast Cancer
Since 1997 BABC has raised over 25 million dollars for breast cancer causes that save lives while partially being funded by reselling over 50,000 kindly donated wedding dresses.
Several charity executives are themselves breast cancer survivors, or the husbands or sons of breast cancer survivors and victims.
BABC (www.BridesAgainstBreastCancer.org) is a national 501c3 charity organization headquartered is located in Atlanta, Georgia