For the 6th year The Undies Project will hold its annual bra drive, called Mardi “Bra”, to coincide with Mardi Gras. Sadly, due to the pandemic Mardi Gras this year has been cancelled but The Undies Project decided to go ahead with the drive, despite the still uncertain and challenging times, as the need is greater than ever.
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 necessity, not a luxury. No one should have to make the choice between putting food on the table or purchasing new underwear.
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 accepting donations of new and gently used, clean, laundered bras. All sizes are needed, but in particular sizes 34-38. All donations received will be distributed through The Undies Project’s 27 partner agencies that help those in need.
The drive will take place in Darien, Greenwich, New Canaan, Stamford, Westport, Wilton and Oxford CT.
Donations can be made Monday, February 8th to Monday, February 22nd at participating businesses in each town. Click here for the full list of businesses by town and their locations.
The Undies Project is a registered 501(c)(3) charity.