WEST COAST ANGEL GOWNS
West Coast Angel Gowns is a project of the Phoenix Leadership Center, a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organization that transforms donated Wedding Dresses into beautiful infant burial garments called "Angel Gowns." Almost everyone knows someone that has lost a child or may have experienced the painful tragedy personally.
For most women a wedding dress is something that they only wear once. It will usually end up in some kind of protective box and stored in the closet, attic, or basement. This is why we believe that so many of these women have decided to do something different with their cherished possession that will have a great impact in the lives of others.
Instead of storing or continue to store these dresses, women are now donating them to West Coast Angel Gowns and bringing comfort to grieving families so they can say goodbye to their precious little ones with dignity.
Wedding Dresses are transformed into Angel Gowns by our caring and talented volunteer seamstresses and delivered to hospitals, birthing centers, funeral homes, and grieving families in the surrounding communities at no charge.
WEDDING DRESS DONATIONS
(Please note that there have been so many wonderful donations that we're currently overstocked. So for now, we're temporarily not taking any dress donations at this time. Please check back regularly as this notice will be removed when we resume. Thank you for your support).
If you would like to donate your Wedding Dress for this wonderful project, please note the following steps:
1. Download the Donation Form below.
2. Print out the form and send in the top portion of the Donation Form with the Wedding Dress when you send it in and keep the bottom portion for yourself. (Your donation is tax deductible)
3. Donated Wedding Dresses should be "gently used."
4. Email us at email@example.com or contact us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/wcag2017) for the address location to send your Wedding Dress. (PLEASE DO NOT SEND DRESSES TO THE MAIN OFFICE)
You will be contacted when we finish creating Angel Gowns from your donation before it is posted on our Facebook Page. Be sure to like us on Facebook - West Coast Angel Gowns (www.facebook.com/wcag2017) and Phoenix Leadership Center (www.facebook.com/thephoeinxsolution)!
***If you add a $20 contribution with your donated dress, you will receive in the mail a 10" x 10" hemmed piece of your wedding dress as a precious keepsake. If you are paying by check, please make payable to Phoenix Leadership Center, Inc.***
Don't have a Wedding Dress to donate? That's fine. West Coast Angel Gowns and the Phoenix Leadership Center understand that people want to help and so your financial support is greatly appreciated and twenty-five percent of all donations to a PLC Project goes into a general account for overall expenses.(You will receive a tax deductible receipt for your records). You can do this in one of three ways:
1. Fill out the Credit Card donation form to the left.
2. Mail in a check Payable to: Phoenix Leadership Center to the following address:
- Phoenix Leadership Center Attn: West Coast Angel Gowns , 5201 Great America Parkway, Ste 320, Santa Clara, CA 95054
3. Donate on our Facebook Page located at www.facebook.com/wcag2017.
If you want to have an ongoing impact, you can become a Guardian Angel by making a monthly gift donation. Your donation will go towards the purchase of materials, transportation and other needed items.
We are always looking for men and women looking to give a small portion of their time, be it as a seamstress, deliver gowns, or help staff our events. You can download the application by clicking on the link below or contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you may have... we would love to hear from you!
ANGEL POINT LOCATIONS
If you are working at a hospital, NICU, Birthing Center, or any facility that would benefit from our services, please feel free to contact us on how your location can become an Angel Point Location.
PLEASE NOTE: Do not drop off wedding dresses at these locations. Angel Points are designated locations where Angel Gowns are provided to grieving parents. Please follow the process above under Wedding Dress Donations to make your dress donations.
From all of us here at the West Coast Angel Gowns project and the Phoenix Leadership Center want to say thank you for helping us make a real difference and be a source of comfort to these deserving families.
-PLC Staff & West Coast Angel Gowns Project Team!