The Undies Project is holding their annual MARDI BRA drive, collecting new and gently used bras. Wilton's Southern Yankee is a Mardi Bra donation center.
Owned by Jennifer Angerame, Southern Yankee is located at 237 Danbury Road. There will be a collection bin on the shop porch until Feb 22nd.
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. Co-President Laura Delaflor said, “Imagine having to make the choice between putting food on the table or purchasing new underwear. Many of us just take it for granted, but for those less fortunate it is a real hardship”.
Started in 2015 by Langley & Delaflor the mission of The Undies Project is to provide new underwear to men, women and children in need to improve their lives. They identified that underwear is the most under-donated, and most needed, item of clothing for those who are struggling. “No one should be deprived of the simple, basic necessity of new, clean underwear”, said Delaflor, adding that “Hygiene and physical comfort are only a part of this basic human need. New, clean underwear also provides dignity and self-esteem”.
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