The Bra Recyclers very excited to announce our newest Charity Connection, Tumbleweed Center for Youth Development. In 2017 The Bra Recyclers is expanding it outreach to include homeless youth. It is our goal to support organizations that are providing shelther, support and education to homeless youth and their families to help break the cycle of homelessness in our country.
When asked how will bras help Tumbleweeds mission, Kristin Harris, Director of Events and Community Engagement, states, "To be able to provide a sense of well-being to young women who are transitioning from homelessness to our housing programs. Undergarments are a basic human need that needs to be fulfilled before someone can go from survival mode to working on a life plan."
Tumbleweed's mission is to "“Support homeless and forgotten youth to grow and thrive.” This is accomplished by empowering vulnerable young people to move from street-dependency to self-sufficiency through its programs and activities which include: emergency resources, housing solutions, and education and employment programming. Every night 650 youth sleep on the streets in Maricopa County. Annually, over 1,800 of these youth enter Tumbleweed programs and Tumbleweed connected with over 2,800 through street outreach efforts."
To learn more about Tumbleweed Center, visit:http://tumbleweed.org/.