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April 24, 2015
Selling Bras In Uganda

When we started our job creation program in Uganda last year, we had over 20 women, eager to sign up and start selling bras. Working in a developing country means working within an ever-changing set of governmental parameters. In Uganda, this meant we could only import new bra inventory. This model didn’t fit within our...

April 18, 2015
Roberta A: Why I Volunteer

  Free The Girls bra collection center in Indiana runs on the support of its many dedicated volunteers. When we moved inventory operations to Duneland Community Church in Chesterton, Indiana in 2012, Roberta A was one of our original volunteers at DCC....

April 16, 2015
Bethany O: Why I Volunteer

I volunteer because I am a Christian and I believe that I’m called to help others however I can. I try to show His love for all people through my actions and words. I believe that through the act of service people can feel that they are loved and that they matter. Volunteering has been a part of my...

April 15, 2015
Rhonda C: Why I Volunteer

I volunteer because when I consider all the hurting souls in the world–the impoverished, the oppressed, the disadvantaged, the marginalized–I know that, without a doubt, I could so easily find myself in their shoes. It is only by God’s grace that I might be in a better place right now. And when I...

April 13, 2015
Ashley K: Why I Volunteer

I volunteer because I have many many privileges that others do not. Some of those privileges give me the ability to make a difference in the lives of others. Some of those privileges allow me the time, money, education, technology and opportunity needed to give of myself to others who are less fortunate. I...

March 16, 2015
Everyday Abolitionist Bra Drive Handouts

Planning a Bra Drive? Free The Girls is pleased to announce we now have Everyday Abolitionist Bra Drive Handouts for bra drive organizers to use at their upcoming events! The handouts are part of our new resource for bra drive organizers: Bra Drive Packets in quantities of 25 and 50 are 

February 16, 2015
El Salvador Needs Bras

In-country program staff person, Evelyn, sorting bras for the Free The Girls program through Mission To El Salvador When our partners at Mission to El Salvador (MTES) started a Free The Girls...

February 16, 2015
What Is An Everyday Abolitionist

Five years ago, I would have never thought of myself as an abolitionist.  In my mind, slavery ended in the United States in 1865 and, along with it, went the abolitionist movement. Enter Free The Girls with their cheeky name and catchy slogan, “Donate a Bra. Give a Former Slave a...

February 12, 2015
“Former pastor collects women’s underwear–but for good reason”

Free The Girls Co-Founder and Global Director, Dave Terpstra, is interviewed by Jonathan Merritt, senior columnist for Religion News Service: “Bras are the hottest item in the second-hand clothing market. So...

January 16, 2015
“I’m A Businesswoman!”

A story from our partners at Kwagala Project in Uganda: This year, Kwagala Project teamed up with Free the Girls, a Mozambique-based...