What do getting rid of your bras and giving women a way out of human trafficking have in common?
I had no idea until I was scrolling down my facebook page one night and bumped into the organization, Free The Girls, for the very first time.
“Get rid of your bras and Free the Girls!”
That was the caption above the logo for the Free The Girls Organization and I probably wouldn’t have clicked if it hadn’t been followed by information about how our gently used but no longer wanted bras could bring in six times the minimum wage for a woman in Africa. It was soon clear that this organization was not about abandoning your bras for better health, but sharing our excess to give a woman rescued from sex trafficking a fighting chance to support herself and stay free.
Fighting Human Trafficking is a cause that is close to my heart. Finding simple ways that I can make a difference makes me excited. And there’s not a much more simple way to make a tangible difference than donating the bras that I can’t use anymore to a place like Free The Girls instead of to my local thrift store.
If you are like me and want to be involved in ending human trafficking but aren’t sure what to actually do, take a moment to look over the Free The Girls organization and see if you have any gently used bras that you could spare.
Free the Girls has put together a great pdf that explains their work and why they do it. You can read that here.
If you’d like to donate a bra, it’s simple. You can either bring it to a FTG event, find a local drop off point or mail it. If you’d rather donate cash, you can do that too.
Or, if you wan to do more, why not consider hosting a FTG Bra Drive of your own for the ladies in your church and community? Free The Girls has all the information about hosting your own event here.
We may not have the money, or the ability to do what seems like huge things for our sisters who are struggling for freedom, but we can make a difference from wherever we are right now. Even if it is just one bra at a time.