The Undies Project will hold its annual bra drive, called Mardi “Bra”, to coincide with Mardi Gras, to collect donations of new and gently used bras. The drive will take place in
Greenwich, Darien, New Canaan and Westport.
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 register 501(c)(3) public charity that was started in 2015 by Laura
Delaflor and Lucy Langley to fulfill this need. For many underwear is a necessity, not a luxury and for those less fortunate who are on low incomes a bra is a big expense. All sizes of bras are needed, but in particular sizes 34-38.
In Greenwich bra donations can be made Saturday, March 2 to Sunday, March 17 at the following participating local businesses:
- Aux Délices, 3 West Elm Street, Greenwich
- Aux Délices, 1075 East Putnam Ave, Riverside
- Curry & Kingston, 209 River Rd Extn, Cos Cob
- First Bank of Greenwich, 444 E. Putnam Ave, Cos Cob
- Inside the Armoire, 45 E. Putnam Ave, Greenwich
- Sportsplex, 49 Brown House Rd, Stamford
- Starbucks, 147 E. Putnam Ave, Cos Cob
- YMCA, 50 E. Putnam Ave, Greenwich
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.
The Undies Project currently serves 22 agencies that help those in need. All donations
received will be distributed to these agencies.
If you would like to hold an in-house Mardi “Bra” drive contact The Undies Project at [email protected] For a full list of donation sites in all participating towns, and for further information, visit www.theundiesproject.org.