“I am so glad I donated my bridal gown to The Brides Project. It means so much more to have helped others, not to mention the environment, than to have it hang in my basement.”


After your big day, you can have your wedding enrich the lives of others by donating your bridal gown to The Brides Project. Due to our current space restrictions, we are accepting bridal gowns from 2011 or newer.

The Brides Project will re-sell your gown to another happy bride, with proceeds from the sale benefiting the Cancer Support Community of Greater Ann Arbor. This nonprofit organization provides free support services to people who have been touched by cancer. By donating a bridal gown to The Brides Project you can have a real impact:

Four dresses allows a person touched by cancer to receive professional support for a year.

Two dresses helps a child who has a parent with cancer find understanding and acceptance.

One dress provides a workshop that empowers through knowledge.

Interested in donating?  Great!  First a few things you should know

  • We enjoy gowns from all over the country
  • We only accept gowns from 2011 or newer *NEW!*
  • We only accept accessories such as belts, sashes, veils, headpieces, jewelry, and jackets
  • We love pictures and stories of your wedding

Still interested donating? Here’s how!

Non-Local Donations:

  1. Take the gown out of any box it may currently be in
  2. Roll the gown as tight as you can and place it in a pillow case (or something comparable)
  3. Place the rolled-up gown in a shipping box
  4. Complete this donation form
  5. Place donation form in shipping box, with gown
  6. Send boxed gown to:

Local Donations

  1. Take the gown out of any box
  2. Place gown in bag with hanger
  3. Complete this donation form
  4. Drop off gown and form at:

Cancer Support Community of Greater Ann Arbor
2010 Hogback Rd., Suite 3
Ann Arbor, MI 48105

For those donating locally, the Cancer Support Community is open:

  • Monday through Thursday, 9 am – 4:30 pm
  • Friday, 9 am – noon

You will receive a letter 2 to 3 weeks after we have received the gown that can be used for tax purposes, confirming that we have received your gown. If you have any questions, please email us at donate@thebridesproject.org