Generous Malawi

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.

Marketing photograph of the dress style only. This picture does not show the dress donor, nor the actual dress.

Marketing photograph of the dress style only. This picture does not show the dress donor, nor the actual dress.

Size 10 dress, Whatsapp Mada at 08 88 36 84 68 for more information about this dress. 

Size 10 dress, Whatsapp Mada at 08 88 36 84 68 for more information about this dress. 

It Takes a Village

As the African proverb goes, "It takes a village to raise a child."  Likewise, collecting, inventorying, shipping and selling hundreds of formal dresses takes a village of women.  The Dress Project needs you to be part of our village by volunteering in our Atlanta office on September 23rd, October 20th, or at our Orlando container loading on November 7th.

Each donated dress has the power to impact five women.  Dresses which once were taking up space in the backs of closets, are given their chance at a beautiful second story.  Follow the recent dress story from a donor in Chicago to The Dress Project volunteer in Seattle to the sales woman in Malawi to the dress buyer and finally to the young girl who has recently started her third year at school.  

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  (June 28, 2014) Dress Donor, Megan Christenson, wears her Eliza J dress to the wedding of close high school friends, Lindsay and Alex, held at the Waldorf Astoria in Chicago, IL.

(June 28, 2014) Dress Donor, Megan Christenson, wears her Eliza J dress to the wedding of close high school friends, Lindsay and Alex, held at the Waldorf Astoria in Chicago, IL.

(May 28, 2015) Megan donates her dress during The Dress Projects Seattle Dress Drive. Volunteer, Genia Cayce holds the dress and other donated dresses outside of Starbucks headquarters, where The Dress Project team shared our vision with local Seattle socially-minded business leaders.

(May 28, 2015) Megan donates her dress during The Dress Projects Seattle Dress Drive. Volunteer, Genia Cayce holds the dress and other donated dresses outside of Starbucks headquarters, where The Dress Project team shared our vision with local Seattle socially-minded business leaders.

(July 1, 2015) Malawian Sales Member and Livingstonia University student, Rebeeca Chinseu, organizes dresses (including Megan's dress!) for her Lilongwe Dress Party, where she will sell the dresses to earn a commission and support the education of young Malawian girls.

(July 1, 2015) Malawian Sales Member and Livingstonia University student, Rebeeca Chinseu, organizes dresses (including Megan's dress!) for her Lilongwe Dress Party, where she will sell the dresses to earn a commission and support the education of young Malawian girls.

(July 1, 2015) Megan's dress begins its second story with Malawian fashionista, Marlen Chawari.  Stay tuned for more pictures of this dress' new adventure!

(July 1, 2015) Megan's dress begins its second story with Malawian fashionista, Marlen Chawari.  Stay tuned for more pictures of this dress' new adventure!

(September 7, 2015) Proceeds from the Eliza J dress sale are used to support scholar, Rose, as she begins her third year at partner, Children of the Nations, ICA school in Lilongwe, Malawi.  

(September 7, 2015) Proceeds from the Eliza J dress sale are used to support scholar, Rose, as she begins her third year at partner, Children of the Nations, ICA school in Lilongwe, Malawi.  

Like-new dresses* can be donated by mailing them to The Dress Project, 916 Joseph E. Lowery Blvd. NW, Ste 4, Atlanta, GA  30318. *Clean and from the last five years.