Why donate to Adorned in Grace?
Given that the retail space is donated and staffed by volunteers, all proceeds of every sale go towards supporting victims of trafficking and raising awareness of trafficking in our community. The ability of Adorned in Grace to provide healing and security for victims of trafficking rests on the generosity of brides. A donated wedding gown donated to the shop enables another bride to make a smart and sustainable purchase, but more importantly, it releases funds which go to organizations that help sexually exploited individuals here in Portland.
Can I bring my gown to the shop?
If you live in the Portland, Oregon area, you may bring the gown to our shop whenever it is open: 1pm-5pm on Tuesday through Friday, and 10-5 on Saturday.
What if I live far from Adorned in Grace?
You may put the gown in a plastic bag and then in a box, and mail or ship it to 4949 SW 76th Ave. Portland, OR 97225 Please enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope so we can mail you a receipt for your taxes.
Do I need to have my gown cleaned before donating it?
It is greatly appreciated if you are able to clean your gown as it enables Adorned in Grace to place the gown directly in the showroom without the time and expense of dry cleaning. This also ensures that all funds go towards helping those we serve. If arranging a cleaning is a challeng, you may simply include a check to cover the cleaning costs. If the cost of cleaning is difficult, it is possible that if you explain to the dry cleaner the cause for which you are cleaning the gown, you may be able to negotiate a discounted price (many business people are generous toward the cause when they understand it).
Will I receive a receipt for my donation?
Operating under a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, Adorned in Grace will issue you a receipt. The receipt will not show the value of the donated goods; you (and your accountant) can determine that value using IRS guidelines.
Do you receive items besides wedding gowns?
Yes! We receive and sell formals, petticoats, veils, accessories, and other wedding items.
Do you receive donations from wedding gown shops?
Absolutely! Adorned in Grace is the "go-to" place for donating your overstock, last season, or floor sample gowns. Because of our incredibly low overhead (our space is donated, and we have no paid employees), you can be assured that nearly all of the funds generated by your donation will be used for this important local cause. This is not the case for all gown-resale charities! We are able to pick up gowns and other wedding items in the Portland area; contact email@example.com or (971) 217-7001 to arrange a donation.