Access Self Storage, which operates more than 50 facilities in the United Kingdom, is supporting Brides Do Good, a charity founded by Chantal Khoueiry to assist the United Nations’ goal of eradicating child marriage worldwide by 2030. The storage operator is providing the organization with two months of free storage at its Battersea, London, facility for the storage of goods for sale.
Through Brides Do Good, women sell their designer wedding gowns, donating part of the proceeds to the cause. One third of the funds is dispersed to Plan International and Too Young to Wed, charities focused on protecting potential child brides.
“Brides Do Good is delighted to partner with Access Self Storage, which has joined our movement to help end child marriage by kindly providing a home for our beautiful dresses waiting to find their bride-to-be,” Khoueiry said.
The charity is also supported by Livia Giuggioli, wife of actor Colin Firth and founder of Eco-Age, a sustainable-fashion consultancy. “If you decide to sell your gown after the wedding, try to make sure it is going to a good home,” she said. “Brides Do Good sends a third of each sale to charities to help protect the millions of girls who are at risk of early marriage.”
Brides Do Good stocks hundreds of gowns from notable designers including Galia Lahav, Lela Rose, Marchesa, Vera Wang and Valentino. The gowns are available for viewing on the organization’s website. Those looking to donate or sell their gown will also find more information.
Founded more than 20 years ago, Access Self Storage facilities offer virtual office services, parking, document management and mailboxes in addition to self-storage. The company’s properties are concentrated in Greater London.