Our Partners

Thanks to the generosity of our friends who donate bras and financial gifts! This page highlights partners who have made significant contributions to our mission to provide economic empowerment through job opportunities to survivors of sex trafficking in developing countries. 

International

Free The Girls currently has programs in Mozambique, Uganda, and El Salvador.  Because of the diversity of cultures, national laws and logistics, each program is unique, specifically tailored to be the most effective within the societal framework of each country.


Mozambique 

Our longest-running program is Free The Girls Mozambique with Free The Girls co-founder Dave Terpstra and Mozambique Project Director Leonor on the ground. This location is entirely self-sufficient and has the highest number of women participating in the program. Because of the women’s significant need for basic education, this site offers basic literacy classes as well as job skills training.

 

uganda

Due to a change in legislation forbidding street vendors shortly after launching, Free The Girls Uganda Project Director Nivas came up with the brilliant solution of an actual for-profit store. This shop employs survivors referred to us by Rahab Uganda and Kwagala Project, offering employment while simultaneously providing the women with real-life experience in setting up and running their own shop.

El Salvador

Our first Central American program is run by program partners Jon and Danielle Snyder at Mission to El Salvador. This non-profit has incorporated Free The Girls model into their rehabilitative and reintegrative programs for survivors of trafficking. Free The Girls employment program complements Mission to El Salvador’s other aftercare services including counseling and skills training.

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Corporate Sponsors & Service Providers

Churches/Corporations/Foundations/In-Kind Supporters


LR International

In 2012, LR International generously donated shipping of our first container of over 32,000 bras from the U.S. to Mozambique!  LRI continues to donate storage of thousands of bras in between overseas shipments, and provides invaluable advice, guidance and technical support for all of our shipping needs.

LRI’s incredible gift, combined with your generous contributions, enabled us to replenish inventory for the women already in the program and give more survivors a flexible, sustainable way to support themselves while they go to school and recover from the atrocities they’ve endured.

Visit LRI’s Website

Confluence Family Office

Confluence generously donates its accounting services to Free the Girls.

A Family Office consolidates the management of individuals, families, and their wealth. Family Offices can perform a number of functions, from tax planning, estate planning, investment management, and even concierge services.

Visit Confluence’s Website

Duneland Community Church

Duneland Community Church in Chesterton, Indiana began partnering with Free The Girls in 2012 allowing us to use their facilities as the receiving point for all bra donations to Free The Girls. Inventory and Pastoral Director Greg Arthur, Inventory Manager Pam Gumns, and their team of volunteers from the Chesterton area receive, sort, box, seal, and store all donated bras in preparation for sending the bras overseas to our partner programs. All donated bras should be sent to Free The Girls, 1552 Pioneer Trail, Chesterton, IN 46304. Learn more about Duneland Community Church here: http://www.dunelandchurch.org

FAWCO

The Federation of American Women’s Clubs Overseas (FAWCO), a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) with special consultative status to the United Nations Economic and Social Council, is a network of independent American and international volunteer organizations. In March 2014, FAWCO selected Free The Girls as their Target Project: Human Rights for Women. FAWCO is a US 501(c)(3) registered charity. Learn more at www.FAWCO.org 

FAWCO Foundation

The FAWCO Foundation serves as the fundraising body for FAWCO’s Target Project. The FAWCO Foundation is a US 501(c)(3) registered charity. Learn more at www.fawcofoundation.org

Bra Recyclers

Bra Recyclers purchases bras from us which are not resellable because they are torn, stained, etc…

Visit Bra Recyclers Website

Ampere

Ampere customers are able to include their gently used bras when they return their additional sizes to the NYC-based lingerie company. The bras will be donated to Free The Girls.  “We decided to reach out to Free the Girls, because we love what the organization stands for and we want to help young women all over the world feel empowered and independent through lingerie,” says Jiabei Chen and Yun Ah Lee, Ampere’s co-founders. “Since we already include a pre-paid return label with every order, we thought it would be a great opportunity for our customers to clean out their lingerie drawers and donate to a great cause! We are extremely excited about this partnership.” Visit Ampere’s Website

The Next Level Church

TNL is a community of followers of Jesus Christ that are together being changed by God to change the world. We meet every Tuesday to create at safe and sacred space where you can connect and reconnect with God and His Church. At TNL you are accepted just as you are – whatever your place in life or faith.

Visit TNLC’s Website

Brandi Galuzzi Design

I love art and always have. As a kid I’d doodle to my heart’s content and now I do it for a living! I’ve been working in the graphic design field for 7 years now. The reason I keep doing what I do is because I have a deep desire to create art that inspires good, whether its with paint or Photoshop. I do everything from branding and wedding invites to illustration and paintings.

Visit Brandi’s Website

Printed Threads

We order our fair trade Free The Girls branded-shirts from Printed Threads, a growing company deep in the heart of Texas. Printed Threads knows how to deliver the right product at the right time, and to custom tailor every order to meet the customer’s needs. Find out more at http://www.printedthreads.com/about.html

ASTERrisk Jewelry

ASTERrisk Jewelry is handmade from silver and gemstones including rings, necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. ASTERrisk Jewelry has partnered with Free The Girls to produce beautiful handmade necklaces with the Free The Girls name/logo in two styles: a pure silver pendant and chain for women, and a unisex style for men. ASTERrisk will donate 100% of the net proceeds from the sale of these necklaces to Free The Girls. www.asterrisk.etsy.com

Thruessence Photography

Donating her time and artistic skill to Free the Girls, Jenn Merrick was the official event photographer for our annual fundraising gala, BRAlapalooza, in 2013 and 2014,

Vist the Thruessence Photography Website

Focus and Frame Photography

Linley Wilson and Courtney Coolidge have a love for photography that shows in their work. They joined the Free The Girls team in 2014 when, after squeezing us in to their busy schedule, turned around edits in less than 48 hours! Learn more about this dynamic duo by visiting their website Focus and Frame Photography.

Soroptimist International

Soroptimist across the United States have supported Free The Girls with bra drives and financial support.

SI Kachinas in Glendale, Arizona was the first Soroptimist club to ever hold a bra drive in November 2010; they now hold an annual bra drive and, in 2013, awarded a club grant. SI Anacortes, Washington; SI Chico, California; SI Florence, Oregon; SI Hamilton, Montana; SI La Conner, Washington; SI Moses Lake, Washington; and SI Illiana, Chicago and Northwest Indinana, have also made substantial financial contributions.

In the past 3 years, Soroptimist’s Golden West RegionNorthwest Region, and Midwestern Region held region-wide bra drives that resulted in the collection of over 19,000 bras and $5,000 in donations.

SI Kachinas (link: http://sikachinas.org)
SI Chico (link: http://sichico.com)
SI Hamilton (link: http://sihamilton.org/)
SI La Conner (link: http://www.vintagelaconner.com/)
SI Moses Lake (link: http://moseslakesoroptimist.net)

Rotary International

Rotarians across the United States have supported Free the Girls with bra drives and donations. In particular, the clubs from Rotary District 5190 in Northern Nevada and Northern California held a district wide bra drive in 2013 which resulted in the collection of over 9,000 bras!

Vist the Rotary District 5190 Website

Greenwood Community Church

When we ask people why they have chosen Greenwood Community Church, they often answer: “because it feels like something is happening here.” We hope that is your experience too. Greenwood can be summed up pretty simply: we love Jesus and care about people.

Visit Greenwood’s Website

Monte Vista Baptist Church

Monte Vista Baptist Church in Maryville, TN generously donates storage space for thousands of bras collected in the southeast region of the United States. Their volunteers regularly help sort and box up bras to prepare them for shipping overseas.  www.montevista1.com

Women Who Rise!

Women Who RISE! is a collective events & resources rich with motivation, education & inspiration from real women who want to help you get from where you are to where you want to be.  WWR actively engages their audience in connecting with Free The Girls, and a portion of the revenue from their “Big Girl Panty Tour” will be donated to Free The Girls.  www.womenwhorise.org

NWCAVE

The National Women’s Coalition Against Violence & Exploitation (NWCAVE) is a volunteer operated national 501(c)(3)nonprofit organization working to inform, educate and prevent violence and exploitation against women and children nationally and internationally. They have supported Free The Girls since 2012 through networking, expertise, bra collections and awareness. Find out more at http://nwcave.org/.