Donating a Gown to Angel Babies FAQ
We are accepting Wedding and Prom Dresses
How to donate my gown?
All wedding gown donations must go through mail in or Angel Babies Pick up only, donation process for purposes of inventory control and reasons related to our 501(c)3 status. Please make sure your gown is clean and odor free prior to shipping.
DRESS MUST BE REMOVED FROM ANY PRESERVATION BOXES PROIR TO DONATING, WE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTING ANY DRESS STILL IN THEM.
We recommend and request that you package your gown in the smallest box possible. Please do not ship your wedding gown in a preservation box as it is extremely costly for you to do so. We suggest that you remove your gown from large boxes, remove all crinoline from the underskirt of your gown and then simply fold and place your gown neatly in as small a shipping box as possible. *****Boxes must not have held any shellfish or fish due to severe allergy***
Mailing Address is
59 Wychunas Ave
Buzzards Bay MA 02532
Do you only accept white wedding gowns ?
No we accept all gowns, of any color. Dress must not have a ton of tulle or overlays. Any size dress is also accepted and we use as much of each gown. Dresses of any age are also accepted! Dress MUST be removed from preservation boxes before donating.
My dress has a few stains, can you still use it?
Absolutely, we work around them, and wash as needed. All gowns must be from smoke-free homes. If your wedding gown is heavily stained, unevenly yellow from age or otherwise damaged it may not be usable.
Does it need to be dry cleaned?
All gowns must be from smoke-free homes. If your wedding gown has any odor we ask that you have your gown cleaned before shipping to us.
What other items do you need? Still accepting all items!!
We also need blankets around 24x24 crocheted, knitted or sewn
crocheted or knitted hats under newborn sizes
basic sewing supplies
craft store gift cards
Zip top bags
Monetary donations are always needed
Can I receive photos of my dresses made into Angel Gowns? It is a complex process with many volunteers, we can’t guarantee photos of each dress. Due to covid we are not with each volunteer. Often times several wedding gowns are used together to create a one of a kind gowns. We do try to take photos as many photos as we can and post them to our Facebook page www.facebook.com/angelbabies1217
May I request where the Angel Gowns get donated? At this time we donate to local hospitals that request Angel Gown kits. however, we cannot guarantee placement of specific of Gowns.
I would like a keepsake piece of my gown, what do I do? If you would like a keepsake piece from your wedding gown you should remove whatever portion of your wedding gown that you would like to keep before donating to us. Please note that due to the high volume of donated gowns received we are not able to offer this service after we receive your donated gown.
How long does it take to make Angel Gowns from my dress? It could take up to several months to make Angel Gowns and all dresses are used to the very ability to Angel Babies.
I am a local Family needing a gown, how can I request one? Please email Alisha at email@example.com
How do I become a volunteer to sew gowns? Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or join the volunteer group https://www.facebook.com/groups/706145673558875
Is the donation of a wedding gown or bridesmaid gown a charitable donation? Angel Babies is a 501(c)3 non profit organization and donations made to us are tax deductible. We cannot value your donation, but we can send you a tax acknowledgement letter via mail once we have received your donated wedding gown or bridesmaid gown if requested by including a self addressed envelope, please allow 4-6 weeks to receive your letter.
I’m interested in collecting weddings or holding a wedding gown drive for the Angel Babies? Due to the overwhelming interest in donating, we are no longer able to have individuals or groups collecting gowns or holding wedding gown drives for Angel Babies. All wedding gown donations must go through mail, donation process for purposes of inventory control and reasons related to our 501(c)3 status. We are unable to accept gowns collected in any manner outside of our mail in or Angel Babies pick up event donation process.