Talk about a good cause! It's something that a lot of us don't think about, even if we regularly donate our unworn clothes to charity, but it's a super important one. Homeless women are in serious need of bras, underwear, and other feminine products.
That's where Dana Marlowe's latest project, "Support the Girls," comes in. After an epiphany following a significant weight loss last summer, Marlowe realized that the cost of bras is too much to overcome for women dependant on charity for their clothes.
I mean, I've never thought to donate my bras that don't fit anymore... have you? Marlowe told The Huffington Post, "There's still a stigma around periods and bras. It's taboo and sexualized ... Bras are so essential for women: for health, self-esteem, employment, and more."
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Word. Through her recent efforts, she was able to provide Thrive DC with over a thousand bras and more than 7,000 tampons. The group is based in the nation's capitol, and works to prevent and end homelessness.
She added that bras are too often seen as "superfluous items," but that they're essential to a woman's confidence and well-being. Can you imagine trying to go on a job interview in a donated suit, without the proper support garments underneath?
Women trying to get on their feet have enough to worry about without having to worry about their boobs not being supported. I love this initiative, and if you'll excuse me, I believe I have some gently used bras that I need to gather up.
Find out more about Support the Girls here.
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