Bras are hard-working pieces of apparel. Unlike a T-shirt or slacks, which do little more than hang about the wearer, bras offer stabilization and lift (or padding, as the case may be). They’re a woman’s most-supportive undergarment.
This January, we can use our bras to give support to women around the world who really need it.
From New Year’s Day through Jan. 19, lingerie shop Aristelle in Portland will be collecting gently used bras to help sex-trafficking survivors. The bras are donated to Free The Girls, a nonprofit organization that provides reintegration services for survivors of sex trafficking in developing countries. It’s a huge undertaking, but a supremely important one, and those bras you would otherwise throw away can actually help make a difference. Go bras. Go women.
Drop off your bras at Aristelle, 92 Exchange St., Portland, during business hours (donors get 20 percent off any non-sale items) from Jan. 1-19.
Or hang onto them until the last day and join Maine Women Magazine and Aristelle for a party on Jan. 19 from 5-7 p.m. at the store. You can bring your used bras that evening and stay for socializing, drinks, food, prizes and one BIG prize of gift cards and goodies valued at $500. Our goal is to gather 250 bras—and you can help us get there.
Those old bras aren’t done yet—they can help a victim of human trafficking get a fresh start.
For more information on Free The Girls visit freethegirls.org.
WHAT: Join Maine Women Magazine and Aristelle for a party to benefit free the girls
WHEN: January 19, 5-7 p.m.
WHERE: Aristelle, 92 Exchange St., Portland
Bring your gently used bras.