When you invest in Elite Secrets Bridal, you’re also creating meaningful change in the world. With every dress, accessory, makeup appointment or alteration, you support someone in need. A portion of your purchase at Elite Secrets Bridal is donated to causes that tackle breast cancer and intimate partner violence.
In partnership with our nonprofit partners, we’re providing funds to improve the quality of life for men and women affected by breast cancer and help victims of intimate partner violence. So, when you do business with us, you really are changing the world.
House of Ruth Maryland is one of the nation’s leading intimate partner violence centers, helping thousands of battered women and their children find the safety and security that so many of us take for granted.
House of Ruth Maryland was founded in May of 1977 by a coalition of women's organizations, religious groups, service providers, and elected officials to provide a safe haven for victims of domestic violence and their children. In November of 1977, we opened Baltimore's first crisis shelter for these victims. The shelter was staffed by one paid staffed person and a voluntary Board of Directors.
Today, House of Ruth Maryland is recognized as one of the nation’s most comprehensive domestic violence centers and has a staff of more than ninety. House of Ruth Maryland leads the fight to end violence against women and their children by confronting the attitudes, behaviors, and systems that perpetuate it, and by providing victims with the services necessary to rebuild their lives safely and free of fear.
For 3 Sisters was started in 2011 by retired Montgomery County, Maryland career firefighter, Marshall Moneymaker, and his wife, Shannon Moneymaker after Marshall lost three older sisters to breast cancer. Overwhelmed with grief, Marshall started sharing his story and expressed an interest in doing more for the breast cancer community. In support and gratitude of Marshall's awareness and outreach efforts, Marshall's fire department shift mates surprised Marshall with pink firefighter gear. Friends and local media named him "The Pink Fireman," and in honor and memory of his three sisters, For 3 Sisters was born.
For 3 Sisters’ mission is to raise awareness and improve the quality of life for men and women affected by breast cancer.