I donated the bras above to Uplift which collects and ships second hand and new bras to disadvantaged women.
The places they distribute to include Fiji, PNG, Vanuatu, Cook Islands, Tonga, Solomon Islands, Philippines, Bali, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, the Northern Territory and the Kimberley regions in Australia.
Since 2005, Uplift, with assistance from Intimo and Rotary Australia World Community Service, has sent over a million bras to women in need. Most of the bras sent from Uplift will often be the only bras the women will ever own.
Nursing bras, mastectomy bras and Size 18+ are desperately needed. Uplift in Victoria collects second hand fabric nappies and nappy pins/clips also and new underpants.
Often there is dancing and singing and lots of laughter at bra distribution events. Comments from recipients include:
"I got home and washed my new bras and just sat there watching it dry on the line. Just too beautiful and comfortable." Beqa Island, Fiji 2012.
I've owned two bras in my life and to double that today is beyond what I would have dreamt of" (lady in her 50s). Beqa Island, Fiji 2012
If you would like to donate money or new/near new bras and new underwear check this link to view local drop off points or for more information visit Uplift.