7th Annual Bras From Bend
SI Bend’s outreach program “Bras from Bend” is a testament to the Soroptimist mission "Best for Women." Starting April 1, 2018, Soroptimist International of Bend (SI Bend) will be placing their collection Bra Boxes around town at participating retail businesses to help with the fight against international human trafficking. In partnership with Free the Girls (www.FreeTheGirls.org), the bras collected will help create a pathway to a better life for a woman rescued from the sex slave trade in Africa and Latin America. The simple act of donating a gently used (or new) bra, helps provide women in El Salvador, Mozambique and Uganda an opportunity for freedom. By selling bras in the market, they can make a safe and sustainable income.
Thanks to the generosity of the Central Oregon community, last year’s drive collected 1,473 bras!
Bra Collections Boxes are at the following locations in Bend:
Bella Studio, 2150 NE Studio Road
The Cutting Club, 1335 NW Galveston
Deschutes Children’s Foundation – East Bend Campus, 2125 NE Daggett Lane
The Little Hair Shoppe, 2669 NE Twin Knolls Drive
Prosthetics by Lynda, 345 NE Norton
QuiltWorks, 926 NE Greenwood
Snap Fitness, 2753 NW Lolo
For more information see our press release in News