For the fifth year The Undies Project will hold its annual bra drive, called Mardi “Bra,” to coincide with Mardi Gras.
The Undies Project will collect donations of new and clean, gently used bras to donate to those less fortunate.
The drive will take place in Greenwich, Darien, New Canaan, Stamford, Westport and – new this year – Wilton.
For those who are homeless, living in shelters or who are on a low income, a bra is unattainable, or a big expense. For many, underwear is a luxury, not a necessity.
No one should have to make the choice between putting food on the table or purchasing new underwear.
All sizes of bras are needed, but in particular sizes 34-38.
All donations received will be distributed through The Undies Project’s partner agencies in Lower Fairfield and Lower Westchester Counties that help those in need.
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.
The Undies Project is a registered 501(c)3 public charity started in 2015 by Laura Delaflor and Lucy Langley to fulfill this need.
Donations can be made Friday, February 21 to Monday, March 9 at the following participating local businesses in Greenwich:
• Aux Délices, 3 West Elm Street, Greenwich and 1075 East Putnam Ave, Riverside
• First Bank of Greenwich, 444 East Putnam Ave, Cos Cob
• First United Methodist Church, 59 East Putnam Ave
• Inside the Armoire, 45 East Putnam Ave
• Sophia’s, 1 Liberty Way.
For a full list of all participating businesses in other towns please visit www.theundiesproject.org/event.
Titan Advisors, an asset management firm based in Stamford, and the Greenwich office of Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, both long-time supporters of The Undies Project, are also getting in on the fun and are holding their own in-house Mardi “Bra” drives.
Please contact The Undies Project at [email protected] if you have any questions or would like further information.