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April 14, 2016
Who is “Emily” and why does she want my bras?

The following blog originally appeared on The Escapades of Emily and is reprinted here courtesy of Emily Wilhoit, author. It all started one Sunday afternoon when I was casually searching on the google, “organizations providing jobs saving those in sex...

April 13, 2016
Why We Fight

Natasha was one of the first women who sold bras for Free The Girls in Uganda. She had her own shop in the middle of a village in which she sold bread, rice, sugar, air-time (minutes for cell phones), and, of course, bras. The following blog originally appeared on

February 25, 2016
Sea Shipping Line – Amazing Supporters

Free The Girls would not be able to achieve our mission if we didn’t have the amazing corporate supporters we have. Our corporate partners usually donate more than just the sponsorship of an event or a one time donation.Often they become so excited about our mission that they decide they’d like to continue to support Free...

February 13, 2016
Slave-Free Valentine’s Day

The retail world loves Valentine’s Day. Chocolate. Wine. Cute stuffed bears. But what is the cost to human lives to bring the spoils of Valentine’s Day to someone you love? By all accounts, most of the world’s chocolate is produced using the slave labor of children. More and more flowers...

February 12, 2016
A Free The Girls Love Story

Free The Girls has “work space” all over the world. Our mission has taken us to Africa and Central America, but we have supporters in countries across the globe, and staff members and volunteers spread out around North America. While this has its own challenges, we love having a little bit of “us” all...

February 7, 2016
Start The Conversation

It is time for the Big Game!  Will you… Cheer for more dabbing? Join in the “chicken parm you taste so good” song? Avoid the whole spectacle? The first Sunday of February is an annual experience that we share as a nation notwithstanding our individual status as a...

January 9, 2016
National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month 2016

“One hundred and fifty years ago, our Nation codified the fundamental truth that slavery is an affront to human dignity. Still, the bitter fact remains that millions of men, women, and children around the globe, including here at home, are subject to modern-day slavery: the cruel, inhumane practice of human trafficking....

December 31, 2015
Simply 2016

A new year represents possibility, potential, and perspective. In one word, can you summarize your hopes for 2016? Free The Girls chose the word SIMPLY. In 2016, we want to simply do what we do best. -Collect and ship bras. -Engage

December 17, 2015
No Bra Left Behind

Sometimes we receive bra donations that are not, necessarily, re-salable. Some are more than gently used. Over time, we have discovered that some colors and sizes don’t sell well in the secondhand clothing markets of Africa and Central America. Free The Girls’ business model is built on utilizing bras that...

November 24, 2015
We Are Thankful

Thanksgiving is a time of reflection, to remind ourselves of our many blessings.  Perhaps your family, like mine, takes turns going around the dinner table during Thanksgiving dinner and having each person say what they are thankful for that particular year.  My siblings and I always rolled our eyes, thinking it was such a cheesy...