Last April, group members did a photo shoot of them wearing the dresses and posted them on the group page.
"It was a blast and we will be doing it again this year in April with a professional photographer," Holley wrote. "We then post the pictures on the page so members can see them and make a request. We added something more as a requirement other than just posting pictures and returning the dress."
Members now also have to post how they will serve their respective communities to keep the blessings going forward, Holley wrote.
"It has really caught on," Holley wrote. "We are now also asking that the wedding dresses that are obtained from us are shipped directly back to us so we can keep them in inventory for years to come.
"We set up a fundraiser to help with operating needs, help pay for shipping for members who may not be able to afford it and also to have someone create a webpage for us to help us organize all these dresses. Facebook just isn’t cutting it anymore."
Holley said the group has donated dresses for proms and dances that cater to people with special needs and to an organization that helps people on limited budgets plan their weddings.
"We helped a Richton Park school and surrounding areas with prom dresses for their students in need," Holley wrote. "We donated to a foster home in Ohio where their girls needed dresses for prom.
"There was also a bridal store in Phoenix, Arizona, that closed down without any warning. Brides had deposits and some had paid for their dresses in full and they were not able to get their money back or their dresses. We helped many brides through a Facebook page they created."
Holley said the group also will donate dresses to a community closet in Stegar and help
area foster girls obtain dresses for their proms.
"We started doing a monthly giveaway to help small business in the area," Holley said. "They will donate an item to our raffle and we will advertise their business for them on the page. It has really worked out well."