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As you may know, every year Dr. Ehlert and her staff select at least one organization that benefits women, children, our local community or those in need around the world and asks that you join her in supporting these endeavors. It is our belief that although we can each put our time, money and talents to use for those in need if we join forces our “one small thing” can have a larger, collective impact.
This year, we are starting early (before the holidays) to collect bras for ZABRA – AfreeBraInitiative. This organization, founded by two women from South Africa, collects new and gently used bras for distribution to women in refugee camps in Syria, Greece, Lebanon and South Sudan and for women living in Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Ghana and Sierra Leone. The founders discovered that most bras donated in the US and UK are shredded for matting or cushion filler and very few make it to developing or war-torn areas, leaving women in need without support (literally).
So, we will be collecting new and gently used bras (unless it’s a rag, please donate) of all sizes from October 15-December 19, 2018. Bring them loose, in a discreet brown paper bag or however you want. Go through your drawers or stop by Walmart. We will have a designated receptacle where they can be placed directly. No one needs to see your zebra print or lacy fuschia push-up and no judgments will be made. J
Imagine not being able to afford a bra, being forced to wear layers to hide that you don’t have one or, worse yet, having to go braless in a country where women are already treated as objects.
And stay tuned, closer to Christmas we’ll also have our annual “round up” for another good cause. Round up the dollar value of your purchase and help us help others.
Thank you in advance for your generosity. We appreciate you.