Today is the day to organise your underwear drawer! All those ill-fitting, unused and unwanted bras can go to a good home.
Spend the next half hour (it probably won’t even take that long) separating out anything that doesn’t fit or you haven’t had regular use of for the past 6 months. Let’s get real about what you’re really wearing. If the kids are now in school and you still have maternity bras, time to let them go (the bras, not the kids). Lost or gained weight? Let’s move on the ones that don’t fit.
Uplift Project collects and distributes:
- 8-16 A-D cup, undamaged bras in good condition (eg elastic that has some bounce left)
- 18+ any conditions
- E cup plus, any size, any condition.
- Nursing bras/crop tops, ALL
- Mastectomy bras and prostheses
- Any of the above
The Uplift website says:
Bras with minor damage are acceptable in the rare categories, 18+ mastectomy & maternity. Even if the elastic is stretched out, and it is a little stained, a maternity bra that will hold a pad will catch leaks, and that provides dignity. In all categories, the quality of first world bras far exceeds anything these women can hope to access in their lives. When sorting bras with a Fijian woman, I was about to throw one away for minor damage to elastic when she said, “But the quality, they can’t get his quality!” and she made me send it. Every single bra that goes in is significant, so never waste a functional bra.
You are welcome to drop off or post small, personal donations to any of the locations listed here. You will find contact details to donate Australia wide, New Zealand, pac-rim countries and the UK and USA.
If you’d like to really help out, please consider posting direct to Pakistan or Tennant Creek.
Piliyintinji-Ki (Stronger Families)
69 Schmidt Street
Tennant Creek NT 0860
Tennant Creek joined the Uplift Project in Oct 2012 and they are in urgent need of bras. Non-underwired bras preferred. Please no padded bras, it’s too hot up there.
House # 115, Street 16
Upper Chattar Housing Scheme
Muzaffarabad AJK Pakistan
Global Friends supplies girls and women in Kashmir (small to medium sizes only).
If you want to run a collection, see here for details.
While you’re at it, Uplift Project in Sth Morang address is always collecting second hand cloth nappies, baby wraps, portacots, towels, bed linen and blankets. At present these will go to the Solomons Tsunami relief.
If you’re a SORTED! client, hang onto them for next time we see you as we can donate them for you. 🙂