Program Updates

June 24, 2014
Frequently Asked Questions

What is Free The Girls mission? Free The Girls helps women rescued from sex trafficking in developing countries to re-enter the workforce selling bras in the second-hand clothing markets. Through the collection of bras in western countries, we educate people and organizations worldwide about...

June 20, 2014
June 2014 Celebrating Freedom Newsletter

Inside This Issue Free The Girls Partners with Mission To El Salvador FAWCO Matching Funds Challenge Ends June 30  Meet FTG Inventory Manager Pam Gumns BRAlapalooza 2014   Free The Girls Partners with Mission To El Salvador The billboard sign...

June 19, 2014
Providing Job Opportunities to Survivors in El Salvador

The billboard sign in San Salvador reads, “La trata de mujeres es un delito. Levantemos nuestra voz.” which translates as, “Trafficking in women is a crime. Lift up our voice.” This is a significant step for a country in which, only a year ago, the topic of human trafficking was virtually absent from the...

April 9, 2014
The Bra Voyage

THE BRA VOYAGE: from your lingerie drawer to employing a survivor of trafficking Free The Girls collects bras to help provide job opportunities to women rescued from sex trafficking in developing countries. But, do you really know what happens to your bra after you donate it to Free The Girls? The process of...

March 15, 2014
Free the Girls Named FAWCO Target Project

——-FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—— 15 March 2014 PROVIDING ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES TO HUMAN TRAFFICKING SURVIVORS BRUSSELS, BELGIUM Today, at the Federation of American Women’s Clubs Overseas, Inc. (FAWCO) Interim...

February 25, 2014
What Can I Do To Help?

  “I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something that I can do. What I can do, I should do. And what I should do, by the grace of God, I will do.” Edward Everett...

February 19, 2014
Become a Bra-Hauling, Human Trafficking Hero

In 2011, we put a call out to truckers through Truckers Against Trafficking asking for help getting a load of bras from Colorado to Chicago so we could make our first big shipment of bras to Maputo, Mozambique. Trucker Rick Youngquist stepped up and we are forever grateful to him for offering his services. Rick will downplay it, saying...

January 15, 2014
Taking Advantage

In the past several years, as I have had the opportunity to spend time with dozens of survivors of sex trafficking in a number of countries, I’ve heard story upon story of how these women were taken advantage of. False promises. Underage girls. Deceitful relatives. Fake friends. Bad business dealings. It is tragic to hear...

January 15, 2014
Improving The Lives Of Women & Girls

Every day, my job allows me to meet amazing people who are interested in the mission of Free The Girls. If I talk to someone long enough, the same question always comes up in some form; everyone wants to know, “How did you get involved with Free The Girls?” In the fall of 2010, human trafficking, particularly sex...

January 2, 2014
Hope In A Box

Better than Christmas, that’s what it’s been. In 2013, volunteers at Free The Girls in Chesterton, Indiana, opened thousands of boxes of donated bras. Over 120,000 bras have passed through