Program Updates

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 

December 9, 2013
Our Cups Runneth Over

As we get ready to welcome 2014, we can’t help but look back on 2013 and think, “Our Cups Runneth Over!” Some of our favorite highlights from this year: shipped 73,000 bras to Mozambique doubled the amount of women in our program in Mozambique for a current total of 21 launched pilot...

December 8, 2013
Over 100,000 Bras Shipped in 2013

Free The Girls volunteers have been busy this year with bra donations from individuals, bra drives, and retailers. We are on schedule to have received over 120,000 bras in 2013! When we shipped 32,000 bras to Mozambique in 2012, we thought it would take 3-4 years to sell them all.  But the infusion of bra inventory meant we...

December 6, 2013
Free The Girls Bra Donations Sorted In Chesterton, Indiana

In January 2013, Free The Girls partnered with Duneland Community Church in Chesterton, Indiana, to create an inventory sorting facility.  Moving our bra inventory operations from Colorado to Indiana made sense for a number of reasons. In terms of transportation, Chesterton is only 50 miles south of Chicago where all our...