Thanks to the generosity of our friends who donate bras and financial gifts, and because of the success of our program in Mozambique, we are partnering with five more safe houses in three new countries to launch pilot programs. Free The Girls is growing in 2013!
Safe houses and After-care providers
Free The Girls currently works alongside Project Purpose in Mozambique, Africa. Since 2001, Project Purpose has been working with girls on the streets of Maputo, Mozambique to show them that they have value and purpose. Currently they work with over 40 different “princesses” and their children who are victims of generational prostitution and human trafficking.
Corporate Sponsors & Service Providers
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.
Parachute Applications donates its services to create and maintain our website and IT services.
Parachute creates beautiful, functional, easy to manage websites and webapps that help you achieve your business goals. From CMS to E-commerce, Data Integration to Application Deployment, Parachute can meet the needs of all clients.
Burns Brokers donates their time and administration services to help Free the Girls handle the growing administration needs of running a multi national non-profit.
Burns Brokers provides insurance for clients across the country with over 11 years of combined experience and our vast knowledge in Professional Liability insurance. Our agency not only will shop your insurance for you but we will assist you in selecting the appropriate carrier for your specific needs at an equitable price. We will make taking care of your business insurance needs simple and easy by completing applications for you, providing detailed analysis between carriers and assisting in all your insurance needs.
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.
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
Bra Recyclers purchases bras from us which are not resellable because they are torn, stained, etc…
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.”
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.
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.
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.
Donating their time and artistic skill to Free the Girls.
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!
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; and SI Moses Lake, Washington have also made substantial financial contributions.
Monte Vista Baptist Church
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
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