Today I want to tell you about an organization called Free The Girls.
Free The Girls is a non-profit organization that collects gently used bras, then sends those bras to Mozambique, Kenya, Uganda, Mexico and El Salvador. There, women who have been rescued from sex trafficking are able to sell the bras in the market and make up to six times minimum wage! This allows these precious women to support their families without feeling the need to turn to prostitution.
It's hard to imagine that sex slavery is really a big problem. But according to Free the Girls, 27 million men, women and children are being held as slaves throughout the world. Twenty Seven Million. That means there are more slaves today than at any other time in history. And approximately 80% of those people are women and girls… sometimes they are very little girls. Girls as young as my FarmGirl. When somebody buys a little girl as a slave, they generally don't want that little girl to do the chores. They have more sinister plans in mind. It makes me sick to think about it.
But we can help! Indeed, we MUST help! Because if we don't help, who will?
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America is the land of excess. Would you join me this week in decluttering your bra drawer? I was surprised at just how many bras I still have that frankly, are not ever going to fit again. But there's still a lot of life left in them. Through Free the Girls, those bras can give someone a new lease on life!
If you live nearby you can donate via Dr. Harrison! Dr. Harrison is one of the doctors at The Eye Gallery in Plano, Tx. You can drop bras off at his office and his wife will ship them to Free The Girls for you. Dr. Harrison's office staff is so sweet and they'll be glad to meet you!
If you don't live nearby, check the list on this page to see if there's a drop off location near you! If there's not one, why not be the first to start one?
Or you can mail the bras directly to this location:
Free The Girls
1552 Pioneer Trail
Chesterton, IN 46304
Interested in learning more? There is a fabulous documentary on the CNN website that tells the story of Free The Girls in more detail! I was so blessed by watching this video! Enjoy!