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Offset costs for hero seamstress!

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Raised by 649 people in 14 months
Created July 20, 2017
***UPDATE 8.24.17
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You've probably heard by now that Alfred Angelo filed bankruptcy last Thursday and locked their doors--with dresses still inside. 

As it turns out, the contract seamstress that the OKC and Tulsa Alfred Angelo's uses is a hero! Rose heard what was happening and drove down from Tulsa to Oklahoma City to grab every dress she could find, along with their invoice slips, to try to get them back to their owners.

Not only that, but she's also STILL doing the alterations--even though she didn't (and won't) receive a cent of the money that Alfred Angelo charged brides upfront for alterations.

Rose has done so many people such a good deed. There are worse things than losing a wedding dress, of course, but it means so much to the brides that she's helping.

Rose's plan was to continue doing all of the alterations and use her own money to pay for gas and hotel rooms to do fittings out of every Thursday until she gets through all the dresses.

Instead, I am working with hotels and other venues to donate working space for her, but if you would like to donate to defray Rose's costs--or help her recoup the money she's lost on doing all these alterations without pay--please donate here.

****UPDATE****

Due to the tremendous outpouring of local and national support, I have raised the goal fund amount (again) to more closely represent Rose's actual losses on the nearly 75 gowns at an average cost of around $400. Know that your gift is incredibly meaningful and will be put to use in a responsible manner. Thank you all again SO much!!

All best,
Stephanie

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/former-alfred-angelo-seamstress-becomes-hero-for-desperate-brides-to-be/

http://abcnews.go.com/Lifestyle/seamstress-abruptly-closed-bridal-store-reunites-brides-wedding/story?id=48882118

http://kfor.com/2017/07/26/alfred-angelo-seamstress-rescues-wedding-gowns-for-dozens-of-brides/

http://www.news9.com/story/35980245/oklahoma-seamstress-saves-alfred-angelo-bridal-gowns-before-store-closes

http://newsok.com/article/5557675?utm_source=NewsOK.com&utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=NIC-Facebook

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Thank you all so, SO much for your incredible generosity! I am blown away. Rose is truly blessed.

I have been advised to change the fund goal amount since Rose's actual losses were much more than our original goal of $2500, so $15,000 is our new goal for her! Thank you all again so much for this amazing thing you've done for a wonderful woman.

Stephanie
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Thank you all SO MUCH for helping us reach our goal for Rose! She's a genuinely lovely soul, and when I showed her the latest balance today, was an ecstatic one as well!

Be assured that the withdrawals go directly to her, and she has already been able to use some to pay for her gas driving back and forth between cities to do deliveries. Rose also received an inquiry regarding a potential new corporate client, so hopefully she can have her business back out of the red quite soon.

Although some news outlets neglected to mention it, please do rest easy that many brides are re-paying Rose in cash what they can afford. Your gift goes a long way to help make up some of the difference--and it means a very great deal to a truly wonderful woman.

Thank you all!
Stephanie
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Hi all!

Rose's story will be featured on KFOR channel 4 tonight (Wednesday) sometime between 4:30pm and 6:00pm, as well as on news 9 KWTV on tonight's 5:00pm news. The Oklahoman also ran a story on her in this morning's paper!

http://newsok.com/article/5557675?utm_source=NewsOK.com&utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=NIC-Facebook
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Hi all! This is a quick update that the wonderful people at Holiday Inn Express Penn Square generously donated the use of their board room yesterday for Rose's dress drop off.

They *also* have decided to offer an excellent promotion to Alfred Angelo brides! If you book a block of ten rooms with them for your wedding, you'll receive a honeymoon suite FREE! Don't miss this great deal.
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