For the 5th year The Undies Project will hold its annual bra drive, called Mardi “Bra”, to coincide with Mardi Gras. They are collecting donations of new and gently used (clean) bras to donate to those less fortunate. The drive will take place in Darien, Greenwich, 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 unobtainable, 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. 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 that was started in 2015 by Laura Delaflor and Lucy Langley to fulfill this need.
Donations can be made Friday, February 21st to Monday, March 9th at participating local businesses in each town. Click here for the full list of businesses by town and their locations.