If you read my blog post on Tuesday, sometimes I wonder if God must think He is sooooo cleverâ€”
Last night I was sitting at a West Chicagoland Anti-Trafficking Coalition meeting (Like our FB page here.) and who was there but Free The Girls.orgâ€”a non-profit organization devoted to providing job opportunities for women and girls rescued from sex trafficking, and guess how they do it?
They ask for BRA donations!
I almost started laughing aloud. You need what for women in third-world countries whoâ€™ve been rescued from slavery? Of all thingsâ€”You need bras? Oh, I have bras! I have plenty of bras.
The women and girls who are part of their program can make up to 5x minimum wage for selling second-hand bras. Most were sold into prostitution between the ages of 8-10, but through Free the Girls, can now earn a wage selling second-hand clothing, while going back to school.
So, all those bras I was getting rid of on Tuesday? Iâ€™m sending to freethegirls.org. Donation information available here.
Also, if you’re in the area–
In September, Jeans and a Cute Top Shop in Wheaton and St. Charles, will be doing a bra drive and donating all of their collected bras to freethegirls.org. They will also be giving customers a 10% off incentive.
As you dig through the graveyard of bras in the back of your underwear drawer, keep those options in mind.
This weekâ€™s post brought up a lot of emotion (and laughter) from you allâ€”I got private messages, texts, emails. Iâ€™m so thankful for each of you who were daring enough to comment here or write me personally. I think this is a beautiful opportunity to see the Lord redeem both our changing bods, and much more importantly, the lives of our global sisters.
Even if God doesnâ€™t think He is sooooo clever, I certainly do.
This Week Definitely Deserves A Giveaway!
For those of you who were brave enough to comment on Tuesdayâ€™s post, you will be given 5 extra entries to win an autographed copy of Shayne Mooreâ€™s book Refuse to Do Nothing: Finding Your Power to Abolish Modern-Day Slavery (IVP).
And as always–for anyone who comments on this post, on The Bra-sis, or shares, retweets, likes, etcâ€¦youâ€™ll also receive an entry.
Now, go dig through those drawers and donate!