Free the Girls Bra Collection – Soroptimist International of Gresham, Oregon

05/01/2013 - 06/15/2013

Help Soroptimist International of Gresham collect gently-used bras to free girls and women in
Third World countries around the globe. These girls and women have been rescued from the
personal ravages of sex trafficking.

After being rescued, they live in safe houses to learn life skills and can then start their own
business by selling clothing. Selling used clothing is a lucrative way of
business in these areas and bras are in high demand. By selling bras, the girls and women are
able to make 3 to 5 times the average minimum wage (100 to 500 bras being sold per month)

Upon completing of the project, the bras will be forwarded to the Free the Girls organization,
in Colorado, where they are combined with other collections and sent in large containers to
Mozambique and other Third World countries. The Gresham area Phase I collections will
run from May 1, 2013 to June 15, 2013, and “collection bins” can be found at the following

Silk Espresso
3030 NE Hogan, Gresham
Umpqua Bank
1027 NW Norman, Gresham
DelPlato Chiropractic
25500 SE Stark, St. 201B, Gresham
Legacy Mt. Hood Medical Center Cafeteria
24800 SE Stark, Gresham
Sports Care Physical Therapy
24076 SE Stark, St. 200, Gresham
Planet Fitness
2330 SE 182nd, Portland
Cascade Fitness – 3 Locations:
19201 SE Division, Gresham
2456 E Powell, Gresham
9260 SE Stark, Portland

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