Friday, October 13, 2017

I Support the Girls

With fall comes the tradition of packing up summer clothes and bringing down winter's sweaters from the attic. When I do the last loads of summer laundry and unbox last seasons fluffy stuff, I try to make an effort to set aside items that don't fit right anymore, have grown out of style or I just didn't wear that much. But what about bras? I hate throwing them out, just because they are not a perfect fit. They are expensive, they don't belong in the trash. Someone must need them, but it's hard to find somewhere to donate them, especially once the tags have come off.

In the aftermath of this summers hurricanes, I heard about an organization called I Support the Girls. They do just what I've been dreaming about and they are just the people that I've been hoarding my old bras for. I Support the Girls collects new and used bras and sealed tampons and maxi pads to distribute to homeless women and girls and those affected by natural disaster throughout North America. In the last 20 months, they have distributed over 200,000 bras and 900,000 menstrual hygiene products.

I'm Supporting the Girls

I'm collecting new and used bras, maxi pads, tampons and hotel/sample sized toiletries to donate to I Support the Girls. For more information on what you can donate, check out my infographic below. If you would like to join in on my donation, send me an email (, comment this post or reach out to me via Facebook.

Not local to me? Check here for a list of other I Support the Girls locations that need your donations.