We women naturally go through life with many bras. Sometimes old favourites become unsuitable as our bodies change. What to do with the old bras that are still pretty good? Surely they don’t deserve to be buried yet? I had the same question a while ago, and found Uplift Project, a global charity that collects old bras, swimmers, new underpants and fabric nappies from people like you and me, and sends them off to disadvantaged communities around the world, including indigenous communities in Australia.
Often the bra received through Uplift will be the only bra that woman owns.
Donating a bra is easy. There is a list of drop off points on their website, which could be a business address or a private residency.
On top of handout bras to much needed communities, Uplift also runs other initiatives as they see fit for the organisations they work with. For example, Uplift Victoria collects books for Solomon Islands.
In addition, Uplift is collecting old socks!
We have trouble getting new socks donated, but we reckon odd socks will be easy to harvest. We’ve all got them, and if Uplift get them all together, we will have lots of viable pairs. Post all your odd socks to Liz Baker, 9 Steven St, Hurstbridge VIC 3099.