Our story about a generous bride paying it forward by giving away her dress has generated a lot of interest on our site from other brides -- and even some vendors -- who would also like to give back.
If you'd like to donate your dress, here are five charities that accept used wedding gowns. Click through the slideshow to see where the profits go and to contact the charities. If you know a bride who could use a wedding dress, read the original story and then email firstname.lastname@example.org to get in contact with the bride.
Every Girl's Dream
<a href="https://everygirlsdream.org/Gown_Collection_B0W5.html">Every Girl's Dream</a> is a nonprofit in southeast Michigan that helps connect brides who can't afford wedding gowns with beautiful donated gowns. They also accept tuxes, shoes, bridesmaid dresses and more.
The Brides' Project
For those looking to donate their dresses in Canada, <a href="http://www.thebridesproject.com/item-donations">The Brides' Project</a>, based in Toronto, accepts dresses that are less than five years old (with some exceptions) to sell, with all the profits going to cancer charities.
The Bridal Garden
New York City's <a href="http://bridalgarden.org/">Bridal Garden</a> resells donated dresses at up to 75 percent of the original retail price for the benefit of children in the city.
Brides For A Cause
<a href="http://www.bridesforacause.com/#!home/mainPage">Brides For A Cause</a> collects gently used wedding gowns to help women suffering from life-threatening illnesses and life-altering circumstances. They partner with <a href="http://wishuponawedding.org/">Wish Upon A Wedding</a> to connect brides with dresses.
Brides Against Breast Cancer
<a href="http://bridesagainstbreastcancer.org/">Brides Against Breast Cancer</a> accepts used dresses and donates all the profits to programs supporting cancer patients and their families.