Portland, OR. Once a year the nonprofit Brides for a Cause offers wedding dresses for just $150. Brides started lining up at 4:00 am on Saturday morning and by the end of the day, hundreds had found their dream dresses. The sale featured more than 500 wedding dresses. Brides for a Cause is a nonprofit organization that collects and resells wedding dresses to raise funds for a variety of women-focused charities.

There was a long line for the 7th annual Dress Dash. The event took place on January 25th at the Exchange Ballroom.

Brides for a Cause raised $350,000 last year which was twice the amount from the previous year. In total, the organization has raised $1,000,000 for nonprofits.

Thousands of wedding dresses are donated each year by individuals, bridal stores, manufacturers and designers, which are resold at discounted prices to local brides.

Brides for a Cause also teams up with Brides Across America every July and November to offer free wedding dresses to local military brides and first responders during their annual “Operation Wedding Gown” events, which are held at over 60 bridal salons around the country.

Brides Across America gives away dresses for brides who are on active duty, a veteran of the military within the past 5 years, a first responder – or is marrying someone who is.

From Brides for a Cause:

Brides for a Cause has three locations:

Portland Boutique:
Brides for a Cause
2505 SE 11th Ave, Suite 120
Portland, OR 97202

Tacoma Boutique:
Brides for a Cause
2711 6th Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98406

Seattle Boutique
Brides for a Cause
6514 Roosevelt Way
NE Seattle, WA 98115

If you are interested in donating a dress you can do that. Brides for a Cause is currently accepting wedding gowns from the past 5 years. 

Please mail your gown to:
Brides for a Cause
2505 SE 11th Ave, Suite 120
Portland, OR 97202

In 2019, we have given away a record-breaking $350,000 for the year! This is DOUBLE the amount we gave away in 2018! We also reached our $1,000,000 milestone of total money given away! Thank you to everyone who has supported us along the way!

Our 2019 Gifts:

Past Gifts

Read about our 2018 Gifts!
Read about our 2017 Gifts!

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