Friends are like bras…close to our hearts and there for support!
Our dearest friends far and wide,
If you were able to attend the Women of Influence event on April 16th at the Residence Inn in West Orange, NJ, not only did you get to hear powerful stories of hope, faith, and redemption, but you also got word of the exciting charity drive we will be hosting at our next Women of Influence event on July 16, 2015.
If you are reading this in an email and can not view the video CLICK HERE.
For those of you were unable to attend (like me), I wanted to be sure to get the details out to you and recap all the specifics of this wonderful cause.
I hope this information will inspire you to “get your spring cleaning on” as you sift through your dresser drawers and collect gently used bras in an effort to fight modern-day slavery.
Secondhand clothing is a profitable market in many countries around the world. Bras are sought-after items. By partnering with established after-care facilities, FREE THE GIRLS provides an opportunity for sex trafficking survivors to build their own business selling secondhand clothing while going to school, establishing a home, and caring for their families. Selling clothes allows them to work as much or as little as their school schedule permits. The women in the program receive their starting inventory as a donation, and are then able to buy additional inventory from FREE THE GIRLS for below wholesale value to help maintain their competitive edge in the marketplace. Over 500,000 bras have been donated to date!
HOW YOU CAN HELP
Gather up both new or gently used bras of all sizes and styles, including sports bras, nursing bras, and camisoles. Don’t forget to share this information with your girlfriends, church groups, mom groups, or colleagues. Also, consider becoming a designated leader to gather bras in your circles of influence and help us make this a successful charity drive!
BRA DRIVE AND COLLECTION
Circles of Faith will be hosting the Bra Drive and Drop-Off during our next Women of Influence event on Thursday, Juy 16th at the Residence Inn, 107 Prospect Avenue, West Orange, NJ.
Be on the lookout for the event registration link and remember to bring your donation(s) the evening of the event. We will handle the rest!
What if I cannot attend the Women of Influence event? New Jersey drop off arrangements can be made by CLICKING HERE.
What if I want to participate, but do not live locally? We love that you are passionate about helping the cause. You can mail your donation directly to :
Free the Girls
1552 Pioneer Trail
Chesterton, Indiana 46304
(Please note, you will be responsible for shipping costs.)
To learn more about hosting a Bra Drive in your area, click here http://freethegirls.org/get-involved/help-collect-bras/
Thank you for your support!
Please help us spread the word. If you have immediate questions regarding the Bra Drive, would like to volunteer, or have ideas on making this and future community events possible, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
(PHOTO SOURCE: All photos were made available through freethegirls.org)
Angele is an American Expat living in Europe with her husband and their three lively boys. In a house full of males, she enjoys retail therapy and everything girlie! Angele is an imperfect woman living in an imperfect world. She loves the Lord, but fails Him daily. She welcomes the good news that His love never fails. She never saw herself as a writer, but believes everyone has a story to share and is grateful that God has given her the courage to bless through her mess(ages). After giving into His unmatched voice, Angele created Angel Dancing as a place to spread her spiritual wings and sprinkle seeds of faith around the world. He is the Creator, she is only His messenger. Angele hopes your steps of faith will be the dance of your life!