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Miya's Foundation Helps Women In Africa and Vets

Logo Miyas FdtnThe Bra Recyclers would like to welcome Miya's Foundation! Miya's Foundation is geared towards providing genlty used clothing/shoes, toys. & school supplies to underprivileged children and their families in Freetown Sierra Leone in West Africa. We also provide hygiene care packages to homeless Veterans in Indiana. Denise Deen, Founder of Miya's Foundation states, 'Female Veterans will benefit greatly as well as underprivileged teens girls their and mothers in Africa from receiving bras.'

Miya's Foundation was inspired and named after my daughter Miya. In December 2010, Miya and I traveled to Freetown, Sierra Leone to visit her paternal family. During that time, Miya noticed that there were no Christmas gifts on Christmas Day. This was culture shock to her. 

In December, 2015, Miya and I traveled again to Sierra Leone. This time Miya asked if she could buy Christmas gifts with the savings from her piggy bank ($15.23). My husband and I jumped into action, and bought toys and went through most of our used clothing and other items and took them to Sierra Leone. Miya so excited after sharing the gifts to children her age and younger, asked if we can do this every year. We promised Miya that we will try to continue this venture. We hope with the help of all you good Samaritans we can accomplish this, and make Christmas brighter for underprivileged children and their families in Freetown,Sierra Leone, in West Africa. 

 

 

NY GEMS Becomes New Charity Connection

GEMS LOGO hi res transparentThe Bra Recyclers is excited to partner with GEMS (Girls Educational and Mentoring Services) in New York, NY. Justine Pak, Development Manager says, 'Girls Educational and Mentoring Services’ (GEMS) mission is to empower girls and young women, ages 12–24, who have experienced commercial sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking to exit the commercial sex industry and develop to their full potential.'

Please make sure to check out the GEMS by visiting their website, http://www.gems-girls.org/.

 

What Type of Bra Should I Wear?

Have you found yourself wondering which type of bra to wear, for when and why? It could be anything from choosing a top to wear for a day out with your family, a night out with the girls, or even what you should do for your big day. This post contains a simple checklist that will help make knowing which bra to wear for what type of outfit a simple choice.

How long will you be wearing the bra?
One of the first things to consider is how long you’ll be wearing the bra. If it’s for a short period of time and you want lots of lift, an underwire bra (padded if you need to fill out your outfit) will provide the extra oomph you need. Wearing it from work to an evening out? Try a convertible t-shirt bra that goes strapless.

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Welcome Warm Winters- New Charity Connection

The Bra Recyclers is excited about Warm Winters, a new charity connection. Laura Hindes, President, says, "At Warm Winters, we believe that every homeless person deserves access to warm clothing, clean socks and underwear, and personal care items. Youth Founded and Youth Driven, we harness the power of youth to provide these items."

The Bra Recyclers is excited to support the upcoming Holiday Spruce-Up Event by providing Warm Winters with regular bras and sports bras. Laura says, "On 11/14/2016, we are hosting a Holiday Spruce-Up Event in our area. 120 homeless will receive free haircuts, coats, new socks, underwear and bras. We have 40 women coming who need bras and undies." Check out the video from their event in 2015.

 Visit warm-winters.org to learn more about their programs and all the great work they are doing in their community. It is phenomenal to partner with a Youth founded and Youth driven organization.

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