We all have them taking up space in our drawers. Those bras that don’t fit us comfortably anymore – or the ones we bought and never wore 🙂 Today I’m sharing how our preloved bras can be gifted to women in need.
Imagine being unable to get a job because you didn’t own a bra or you’re a breastfeeding mother with leaky breasts and no bra to wear. These are some of the common struggles our sistas in neighbouring Asian-Pacific places like Fiji, Vanuatu, Tonga, Bali and Cambodia face o n a daily basis.
I first found out about the charity Uplift Project four years ago when we held our first ever bra drive. They collect, distribute and fit women in need with preloved bras.
‘Clearing out our cupboards each year and donating our bras is a simple act of how women can help each other and has raised awareness about the real difficulties some women face.’ – Rachel Prest
I knew that this was something the Raid My Wardrobe community could assist with. So each year we hold an annual bra drive. This is our third bra drive for Uplift Project and will be held on May 29 in conjunction with our Raid My Wardrobe event from 10am – 1pm.
To date Raid My Wardrobe has collected over 4000 bras, plus swimwear, crop tops and new underwear to gift to around 1500 women in Fiji.
Volunteers from our 2016 Bra Drive where over 1475 bras were sorted
How you can help:
- Put aside any good condition bras, crop tops, swimwear, maternity or mastectomy bras (if any) and new underwear.
- Do a bra collection at your work, school, gym or mother’s group.
- On June 4 when you come shopping at Raid My Wardrobe, bring your bras and place them in the collection bins.
- If you can volunteer one hour of your time to help us sort the bras at the end of the event on June 4 12.30pm- 1.30pm hit reply to this email and let me know.