Uplift project is a Rotary sponsored program which basically involves collecting used (or new) bras to send to women in developing countries who don't have access to quality bras. In many regions second hand bras are cheap enough, but rarely available. A new bra, if available at all, can cost 10-30 hour’s wages.
Since 2005, Uplift, with assistance from Intimo and Rotary Australia World Community Service, has sent 750,000 bras wherever women have requested them. Uplift tries to ensure they get to the women who need them without compromising their dignity. We have sent bras to Fiji, PNG, Vanuatu, Cook Islands, Tonga, Solomon Islands, Philippines, Bali, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, the Northern Territory and the Kimberley regions in Australia.
Uplift sends bras only where they are requested from local womne's groups. And they ship only in biodegradable packaging, and aim not to compete with local businesses.
Sydney City Rotaract will be supporting this amazing organisation by doing a bra drive within their members. So for the female members of the club, its a great opportunity to clear out your wardrobes and help out at the same time. The men can also help support by raising awareness of this projet with the females in their life and ask them to support.
In all upcoming meetings until the 1st meeting in Jan 2015, we will be collecting bras at the beginning of the meeting. When donating, please put your donated items in a bag or tie them together and it would help tremendouly if you can label them with the size. This would make sorting for shipping much easier!
Also a gold coin to pass onto uplift to help cover shipping costs would be appreciated as well.
Our aim is to collect at least 150 bras, so please help spread the word
More info : http://www.upliftbras.org
You're welcome to contact the international service director if you have any questions about this drive in particular at [email protected]