Saturday, May 2, 2009

Cleaning out the bras


I'm trying to help my mum do a bit of an autumn clean. It's a big job, but we have to start somewhere!!

Yesterday mum heard about a great thing.

It is called Bras for Africa, and has a website here: http://www.breastmates.co.nz/africa.html They are collecting good quality second hand bras to send to girls and women in villages in Zimbabwe, many of whom either have none or few items of underwear.

If you live in New Zealand, Australia or the UK, you can help out, by either sending them to the address on the website, or dropping them into one of the associated shops before the end of May. Luckily for us, one shop is about a 10 minute walk down the road. So mum is going to sort out and wash some of her bras that don't fit her.
We will let you know how many we are able to donate, and also how the cleaning up is going (it may take a while).







24 comments:

  1. I will have my mum do the same thing. She has too many clothes anyway.

    Huffle Mawson

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  2. This is a really good idea! Thank you for helping, Poppy (and thanks to your mom, too, of course).

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  3. That's a great thing. I wonder if there's anyone in the US that is doing that?

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  4. That is a great idea. We will have our mum look into it.

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  5. Miss Poppy, your momma has found a great idea! I know my momma has many many bras that she bought for a whole lot of money but has since gotted fat and couldn't bear to just throw away.. now she has a reason to clean out :)
    Haves fun helping your momma! :)
    V-V

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  6. That is a great idea! We'll get the PM to check out something like that in Canada!!

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  7. That's a great idea. We'll check to see if there is anything like this in the US.

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  8. What a terrific idea! I've always felt so silly giving my bras to charity, they don't fit me anymore but they still quite good, now I know someone some where will have good use of them. Haven't heard of this particular kind of collecting in Sweden, yet, though.

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  9. hey, dear! great idea! to help somebody is always a blessing!

    all the best for you, dear! sweet dreams!

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  10. What a neat idea! Your mom is a nice lady.

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  11. Thats a great idea, I will get mum to sort out some of hers.

    Hugs GJ x

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  12. Miewmie stopped wearing bwas when she had chick hen pox in 1992 ! She keeps one though in case she has to go to the hospital !!

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  13. I haven't heard of any on in the US doing this yet. There may be a couple around here that would be good candidates, but most of them have been worn thin and loose thier elastic stuff.

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  14. That is a great cause! Your Mom is doing a great thing!

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  15. Very cool idea, Poppy! Just one thing... what are bras?

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  16. You and your mom are the best! Such a great way to help out others... My mom has way too many clothes, also bras... and things spilling out of her closet... We are going to look into this.

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  17. I help my Mom
    always with cleaning ;)
    We are so sweet and help our Mom's.
    Nice shots Poppy Q
    purrsss Kareltje

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  18. Wow - I wish the US would do this!

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  19. I use to help mommy here as well!
    It's cool!
    Great post!
    purrs from Brazil
    Luna and mommy Léia

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  20. That is a great idea!

    Poppy Q, you are such a big help to your Mum. I see you get right in there and get to work! I wish even 1 of my cats was as helpful as you are to your Mum, but they're not :-/

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  21. thanks for your support for the cause at www.breastmates.co.nz

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  22. That's a great idea! Wonder if there's something like it in Europe... You look very cute in the drawer.

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