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Bras for the UK?

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Charities
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Charities
Morning

A friend mentioned that a charity shop they work for have a couple of bags of new/nearly new bras that were going to the rag man (their shop doesn't sell them)

It got me thinking about the recent(ish) news of girls in the UK who cannot afford to buy menstrual products, and then on to how expensive bras are to buy

Does anyone know of any UK based charities that work with schiols/families who could pass these out if I were able to buy them instead?

Cheers
Shortie
Apologies if there are random typos - I am usually replying via my phone

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  • MojisolaMojisola Forumite
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    Many women turn up at shelters with nothing more than the clothes they are wearing - they might accept them.

    Otherwise, try groups like the Salvation Army.
  • ShortieShortie Forumite
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    Thanks Mojisola
    Apologies if there are random typos - I am usually replying via my phone
  • Savvy_SueSavvy_Sue Forumite
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    We work with women who often have very little, and we accept donations of clothes - but only outerwear. Underwear (pants, socks, bras) would have to be new to be of use to us.
    Still knitting!
    Completed: TWO adult cardigans, 3 baby jumpers, 3 shawls, 1 sweat band, 3 pairs baby bootees, 2 sets of handwarmers, 1 Wise Man Knitivity figure + 1 sheep, 2 pairs socks, 3 balaclavas, multiple hats and poppies, 3 peony flowers, 4 butterflies ...
    Current projects: pink balaclava (for myself), seaman's hat, about to start another cardigan!
  • kingfisherbluekingfisherblue Forumite
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    The Red Box Project works with schools and groups to ensure that all girls have access to sanitary towels, (new) knickers, deodorant, etc. I don't think that they accept bras, but it might be worth enquiring.


    Otherwise, Smalls for All collect 'gently worn' bras for women and girls in Africa. If you can't donate to girls in the UK, you might want to consider donating here. My local Bon Marche has a bra donation box near the changing rooms to benefit women in Africa - I'm not sure if it is Smalls for All or another charity.
  • ShortieShortie Forumite
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    Fab thank you kingfisherblue, I had no idea about The Red Box Project. I will look at Smalls for All otherwise

    Thanks again x
    Apologies if there are random typos - I am usually replying via my phone
  • KatiehoundKatiehound Forumite
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    A local lingerie shop has a 'bra bin'. Bras donated in any condition are sorted and sent to Africa. Any parts that are unusable are sold as scrap and the money raised is returned to the shop for them to donate to a charity of their choice.
    I don't know the name of the charity which runs this scheme- sorry.
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