Information on How to Donate a Dress
Thousands of Chicagoland Brides have emailed Eva’s Bridal of Oak Lawn wanting to help by donating a dress for anyone who may have been affected by the fire that swept through Eva’s Bridal yesterday. (Please note that with the exception of brides who have weddings the weekend of November 19th, 20th and 21st, all brides who have ordered gowns will indeed receive their original order. Shipments from manufacturers will be sent to their new location and will not be affected by the fire.) Still if you would like to make a donation, here are the details below and we will be sure to put the gowns to good use by ensuring they get in the hands of the correct brides. And dresses that are donated in the near future, but are not used for their intended purpose will be donated to Brides Against Breast Cancer or Partnership For Cures.
Eva’s Bridal Oak Lawn, IL www.evasbridalsofoaklawn.com
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THE GENEROUS SPIRIT OF CHICAGOANS ROSE ABOVE THE ASHES TODAY
CHICAGO – Nov. 18, 2010 (615 PM CST) – Throughout the day, while Eva’s Bridal helped brides and bridesmaids find dresses to replace those burned by yesterday’s fire, many Chicagoans spent the day on Facebook©, on the phone and on email telling media and Eva’s Bridal Shop that they want to donate their wedding dress to help out. “I got an email from a woman who was married 40 years ago offering her dress,” explained Ronia Ghusein, owner, Eva’s Bridal.
Fortunately Ghusein and her team were able to get all but two of the wedding dresses replaced today. However, she didn’t want to dissuade anyone who still wants to give and luckily, a bridal industry colleague of Ghusein’s has agreed to step in and facilitate wedding dress donations.
Bill Brennan, CEO & President, Bridal Expo Chicago Luxury Show announced this evening that his company will accept any donated wedding dresses at the Bridal Expo his company is hosting this Sunday, November 21, at the Sheraton Hotel & Towers at 301 N. Water Street in Chicago. Donated dresses can be dropped off anytime between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. in the Sheraton’s ballroom. More information is available at www.bridalshowexpo.com
“The bridal business is a close-knit one,” Brennan said. “Since we first heard the awful news last night, everyone has been pulling together to do whatever they can to help,” he said, adding, “the outpour of interest from folks has been amazing and if they want to donate their dress and know that it will go to someone in need, we’re happy to facilitate that.”