This year will be the 7th year of The Undies Project’s bra drive, called Mardi “Bra,” to coincide with Mardi Gras. The drive runs Feb 19 trough March 13, 2022
Donations of new bras are for women and girls who are homeless, living in shelters or who are on a low income.
The mission of The Undies Project is to provide new underwear to men, women and children in need to improve their lives. Underwear is the most under-donated, and most needed, item of clothing that many of us take for granted. No one should be deprived of the simple, daily necessity of clean underwear. Hygiene and physical comfort are only a part of this basic human need. New, clean underwear also provides dignity and self-esteem. For many, underwear is a necessity not a luxury.
This year Mardi “Bra” is pivoting to an online drive. Donation bins will no longer be put out at participating businesses as in previous years.
To support this drive and help girls and women in need you can either purchase a new bra from The Undies Project’s Amazon Wish List or make a monetary donation, both accessible on their website www.theundiesproject.org, or purchase a new bra while shopping and mail it to 10 Steep Hollow Lane, Cos Cob CT 06807. Sizes 32-38 are the most needed bra sizes. All donations received will be distributed to The Undies Project’s partner agencies who serve women and girls in need. As a departure from past Mardi “Bra” drives all bras now need to be new. Their goal this year is to help 150 women and girls with a new bras.
“We are only able to accept new bras these days,” said Laura Delaflor in a release. “Due to COVID our partner agencies are no longer accepting gently used bras in an abundance of caution. Bras need to have tags on or be in packaging.”
For further information or questions please email The Undies Project at [email protected]
The Undies Project is a registered 501(c)(3) charity.