Once in a while we find some of our amazing supporters mentioned in local newspapers around the world. Over here at Free The Girls we love to see this, because we love that the people who help us achieve our mission are acknowledged by more than just our organization. People helping people deserves recognition.
In that spirit, we wanted to share a few of the news articles or clips that we have seen this month and to say “Thank You!” to all of our supporters. This time of year is a great time of year to host a bra drive or become a bra drop-off. People are in the spirit of giving, they have been focusing on what they can do to help others or to give to others. We are all getting together with co-workers and family and friends and religious groups to celebrate many different holidays. Consider having a bra-drive at one of your events. Every bra helps a woman be self-sufficient on her journey to true economic freedom.
The first article comes from the Chesterton Tribune. Our own National Director, Melissa Watson, was invited to join the the Midwestern Region of Soroptimist International of the Americas, as they finished their 3rd region-wide bra drive! On October 23rd, 59 Soroptimist from Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio, Illinois, and Indiana met at our Free The Girls bra collection center at Duneland Community Church in Chesterton, Indiana. The group helped sort and pack over 7,000 bras. AND, they raised $1,150 while they were at it!
The next news item is a video clip, from WDAZ in North Dakota with the story of the Grand Forks chapter of MOPS (Mothers Of Preschoolers) teaming with a local business to collect bras for Free The Girls! All of our MOPS groups are incredible supporters and we truly appreciate Tim Shea’s Nursery and Landscaping for opening their arms to a bra drive this month! They suggested more businesses might want to put a bra drive box in their lobby as well. (Find out how your business could become a permanent third-party drop-off!)
And finally, one more article about another MOPS group – this one in Belleville, IL. According to the Belleville News-Democrat, the Fairview Heights MOPS group collected 141 bras and $136 to donate to help women who are survivors of human trafficking.
We have so many amazing supporters. Please continue to share your articles, pictures and bra drive ideas with us!