Recently, I received a message from Tahera in Blantyre, Malawi. "I have a brand new wedding dress... I've been holding on to it for a while, but it's not doing anyone any good in my cupboard. I would love to donate it to your cause."
Our first bridal donation from within Malawi! And, it was not only a brand new dress, but one of the highest quality dresses donated to The Dress Project, to date.
I asked Tahera to share her dress story so you, too, might be inspired by her generosity:
With all the stress and confusion that comes with weddings; I ended up with two wedding dresses. I've been married since February 2015. Since then, I've had this beautiful brand new wedding gown sitting in my closet and never paid much attention to it. I figured I could sell it when the opportunity came.
Just the other day; I remembered coming across a Facebook page called The Dress Project and they sold donated dresses in Malawi. I thought, "there is no better way to make use of this dress: helping young girls in my own country to have a chance of a better education."
It couldn't give me more joy knowing that it would go to such a good cause. I hope this inspires more ladies in Malawi to donate & help young girls in their country. Charity begins at home.
Whether you live in Malawi or the U.S., consider cleaning your closet and donating your like-new bridesmaid, bridal and formal dresses to The Dress Project. Click here to donate.
Tahera's Size 10 dress is now for sale in Lilongwe and ready to begin its second story. Whatsapp Mada at 08 88 36 84 68 for more information about this dress. Or, if you would like to join Tahera in supporting the education of young scholars, "Like" our Facebook page and stay tuned for our next dress sale event where we sell hundred of like-new dresses.