Twice a year in March and October, Three Little Birds will accept cleaned wedding gowns to then be deconstructed and repurposed into beautiful Angel Gowns for babies who pass away.
From March 1 through the 31, you can donate your gently worn dress to Three Little Birds. We will then provide these garments to our volunteer seamstresses to create beautiful gowns for us to then give to the hospitals we serve for families experiencing loss to have a beautiful burial garment. Families can bury their baby in this gown or retain it as a keepsake.
We accept pale pink, pale blue and lavender bridesmaid gowns in addition to wedding gowns. We do not accept any other colors or any other type of formal gowns or formal wear at this time. Thank you for your understanding.
If you would like to contribute to our Angel Gown Program there are several options:
Donate your garment - First, complete our donation request form. A volunteer will be in contact with you to arrange pick up/drop off. Local pick up (PA – Philadelphia, Delaware, Montgomery and Bucks counties; NJ – Camden, Gloucester and Burlington counties).
We have several drop off locations available as well:
REMIX FITNESS – 116 Welsh Road, Horsham, PA
FLOAT HAVEN SPA – 110 North Woodbury Road, Pitman, NJ
WONDERTIME, LLC - 1245 Delsea Drive, Westville, NJ
IMAGE IS EVERYTHING STUDIOS - 230 N Woodbury Rd, Pitman, NJ 08071
A note about shipping - If you would like to ship your garment, we recommend and request that you package your gown in the smallest box possible. Please do not ship your wedding gown in a preservation box as it is extremely costly for you to do so. We suggest that you remove your gown from large boxes, remove all crinoline from the underskirt of your gown and then simply fold and place your gown neatly in as small a shipping box as possible. At this time, we cannot cover the cost of shipping the donated garments. An address to ship to will be provided once you complete the donation request form.
Become a volunteer seamstress – Three Little Birds is seeking volunteer seamstresses to transform deconstructed gowns into angel gowns. Patterns and materials will be provided.
Support the Program with a financial donation - You may also make a donation to help with the purchase of tags, storage bags, yarn, patterns and other administrative needs. Every little bit helps!
We have been fortunate to collect dozens of gowns over the past few years to be transformed into beautiful gifts for families on the worst day of their lives. We appreciate your support and enthusiasm for this program! Check out the gallery below to see examples of some of the beautiful gowns we have provided to families!
Our donation collection will end of March 31, 2021. If you miss our spring collection, we will also accept donations again in October. Unfortunately, due to storage limitations, we cannot accept gowns outside of these dates.