Gowns for a Cause is a new non-profit 501(c)3 community service organization which story began in 2013. We collect donations of new and like-new bridal and formal gowns and accessories that are sold in our bridal boutique in Edinburg TX. We also carry a luxury designer’s accessories line that is designed and handcrafted in our atelier near McAllen, beautiful accessories that are sold at wholesale prices to fine bridal retail stores around the nation. The money raised from both the boutique and the wholesale sales along with monetary donations helps us fulfill our mission.
Our boutique not only offers a chance to less fortunate women, but it provides our shoppers the amazing opportunity to shop for a worthy cause, while also buying their dream gown at a fraction of the cost!
We are dedicated to empowering women in need to change their lives and of those around them.
Our program seeks to:
-Provide jobs for local women escaping abuse.
-Allocate Real Estate for temporary shelter and safe housing for women and children victims of domestic violence.
-Distribute gowns to disadvantaged women that cannot afford one for special moments such as prom or their wedding day.
-Support other nonprofits financially, that are catalysts for positive change, with a focus in gender equality, education, healthcare, leadership, and technology to break down social and economic barriers.
In route to raise 2,000 gowns in 2019!
Nancy Velazquez grew up in Mexico, she was raised by her maternal grandmother, and later in life she was reunited with her estranged mother.
Nancy has been happily married to Ruben and together they have raised 3 kids.
She has been a Realtor and a RE investor for over 20 yrs. and currently the most reviewed agent in TX. Nancy is also a bridal accessories designer, her designs have been worn by brides and famous people around the world.
Amazingly All proceeds from MJFbridal accessories goes to charity!
“My mother and I are very talented, and in 2013 we started selling bridal accessories that were designed and made by us. It was thru creating beautiful and shiny things that my mother and I found union, love and respect. "
Nancy is a strong believer in the empowerment of women, and is why she founded Gowns for a Cause. She is an active volunteer in several organizations that focuses in helping women and children in need.
“I am beholden to God and the Universe for saving me from the stigma that a child conceived by rape carries. Growing up I felt a disconnection with my mother but I really never understood what it was, until late in life I learn that my father could be any of three men that sexually assaulted my mother. Knowing helped me comprehend and appreciate my mother even more. I am thankful to my mother, grandmother and to the many women in my life, which have been remarkable role models, and have helped and molded me in whom I am today; I truly could have not done it without them.
I don’t let genes define me; I choose to live my life with gratitude, love, empowerment and currently fulfilling my purpose in life!”.
“A woman empowered can change her life and of those around her, and is essential for the overall development of the nation and the world”
After our gowns are collected, they are professionally cleaned, and inspected by our wonderful, caring, and knowledgeable volunteers and employees.
Any gown needing work like loose beading, missing zipper, buttons, etc., and once fixed, it goes to our stream area for the ultimate makeover!
Once the gowns are inspected, detailed and steamed, they are taken into our resale store for brides to buy.
Our dresses are new or slightly worn, are not limited to bridal gowns, we have an array of evening gowns, prom dresses, and more.
Designer labels such as Manuel Tiscareno, Lazaro, Reem Acra, Watters, Allure Bridal, Monique Lhuillier, Sottero, Theia, Madison James, Stella York, Enzaoni, WTOO, and more. Our gowns start at $99.00
We have veils, sashes, earrings, bracelets, combs, headbands, tiaras , shoes, capes and more.
Our Haute accessories line is designed by Nancy our founder and handcrafted by Nancy, her mom and the women of our program.
MJFbridal is a lifestyle brand that helps to employ, and empower women survivors of abuse.
We believe that every life is beautiful!
When you wear an MJFbridal accessory not only do you wear a quality beautiful handcrafted piece, but you help share the story of freedom.
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Gowns For A Cause is made possible because of the support of our sponsors that donate beautiful gowns throughout the year.
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