I donate a lot of garments to charitable foundations. Do you? I seldom donate bras and I don’t know why. It turns out that bras are the least donated clothing item for women, yet one of the most needed! It’s shocking to realize that one in four women will be the victim of domestic violence in her lifetime.
Survivors of domestic violence frequently arrive at shelters with only the clothes on their back. They rely on donated items to help them get back on their feet and this is where we come in.
In July 2010, Soma set out on a mission to make a difference by collecting new and gently worn bras to donate to victims of domestic violence. You can read more about this important program here.
In partnership with the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV), the leading voice for survivors of domestic violence, and their 2,000 shelter programs across the United States, the bras collected are distributed to women in need in local communities. This program runs from January 24 – February 27.
Soma invites us to clean out our top drawers and help. There are 3 ways we can help.
- Collect bras and take them to your local Soma. While there, receive a complimentary bra fitting. Click here to locate your closest boutique.
- Donate online to the National Network to End Domestic Violence by adding a donation to your Soma.com.
- Mail new or gently worn bras to Soma Bra Donation Bra Recyclers
3317 S. Higley Rd., Suite 114-441 Gilbert, AZ 85297
Over the last five years, Soma has collected approximately #OneMillionBras to support women in need. Bras collected are distributed to local shelters affiliated with the National Network to End Domestic Violence, the leading voice for survivors of domestic violence, representing more than 2,000 shelter programs in the United States.
I am proud to partner with Soma to help spread the word about this important program. They offered to give me two bras, one to keep and one to donate if I would share this program with you. I am donating both bras because I’m blessed to be able to afford my own, many women can not.
Won’t you please consider making a bra donation today? Surely there a few in your top drawer that could help a woman in need.
Thanks for reading and have a wonderful day.
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