September 28, 2023

Lace for Love Seeks Gently Used Bridal and Formal Gowns to Help Feed the Hungry

  • Wondering what to do with your used bridal gown or formal dress that’s taking up space in your attic or closet?
  • Thinking about donating your wedding gown, bridesmaid dress or other type of formal gown?

Lace for Love Brings New Life to Used Wedding and Formal Gowns… to Help Feed Hungry Families in New Jersey

Founded in 2020 by Paula Cerdas, Marta Brulinski, and Ashley Jensen, Lace for Love is currently accepting gently used wedding and formal dress donations. Profits from their dress sales are donated to an organization called Table to Table which delivers perishable and prepared foods to hungry families in northern New Jersey.

Lace for Love has also set a long-term goal to raise the $45,000 needed to open a secondhand bridal shop. They currently await approval to be registered as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

For each dollar donated, Table to Table can provide up to 10 meals. That means each dress purchased from Lace for Love could feed a family of 5 for months.

Co-founder Paula Cerdas explains, “The dresses provide brides with a thoughtful, budget friendly, timely, inclusive, eco-friendly option for purchasing their dream dress. The profits from these sales also help feed hungry families around New Jersey!”

In addition to accepting gently used wedding dresses of 10 years or less, Lace for Love also accepts donations of the following:

  • Wedding gowns
  • Bridesmaid dresses
  • Mother of the Bride dresses
  • Formal gowns
  • Bridal and formal accessories such as shoes, veils, purses, scarves and shawls

Ready to donate your used wedding gown or formal dress to support this worthy cause?  If your dress is less than 10 years old, Lace for Love will graciously accept your kind donation.

Where and How to Donate Your Dress to Lace for Love:

Drop it off or mail it to:

Lace for Love
184 Mill Lane
Mountainside, NJ

Or, bring your dress donation to one of their Lace for Love dress drives happening throughout northern and central New Jersey.

Upcoming drives in 2021 will be held in East Brunswick, Maywood, Boonton, Sparta, and Flemington.

Visit this page of their website for their current schedule of planned dress drives.


For more info on making a dress donation, visit the donations page on the Lace for Love website.

Read all about the organization and explore volunteer opportunities at


Lace for Love
184 Mill Lane
Mountainside, NJ