free the girls bra drive

“No act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted.” —Aesop

In hopes of talking less and doing more when it comes to helping others, I’ve decided to start a series I’m calling Good Samaritan Saturday. Each Saturday morning, I’ll post a little something you can do to start your weekend out with positive vibes by helping to lift someone else up…

free the girls bra drive

Ladies, let’s talk bras. If any of you are like me, you have a collection of them that you don’t actually wear. I have a rotation of about three bras that I can wear every day—let’s be real: I have small kids and no interest in dinner and a show. Anything overly lacy and skimpy has no practical place in my life right now. So they sit. And they take up space in my drawer.

Enter Free the Girls, a non-profit organization that collects gently used bras and donates them to survivors of sex trafficking as starting inventory for their own business selling the bras.

Is that not a fantastic idea?!

Improving the lives of women (many of whom were sold into slavery as children) and repurposing items that would have sat untouched in your drawer before finding their way to a landfill to do the same? Amazing.

I’m absolutely in love with this idea and am hoping to hold a bra drive this summer—so start collecting unwanted bras, local friends! If you don’t live in New York’s Hudson Valley, you can check for drop-off locations in your area.

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Written by Jennifer Garry
Jen is a freelance writer and girl mom from New York. When she's not knee-deep in glittery crafts and girl talk, you can probably find her sprawled across her couch in the middle of a Netflix marathon with dark chocolate smeared on her face. The struggle is real.