How to Donate Old Bras

by Jennifer Campbell
Keeping your old bras in a clean and organized location can help insure they will remain in decent and donate-able shape.

Keeping your old bras in a clean and organized location can help insure they will remain in decent and donate-able shape.

Donating your old bras is easy and can benefit local, nationwide or abroad women and girls in need. Depending on the donation outfit that you choose to contribute to, gently used bras can be mailed in, delivered to the actual facility, or dropped in designated bins or attended trucks. Donating these essential items can allow you to receive documentation of your contribution, which you can use for tax breaks.

Donate your gently used bras to companies such as The Bosom Buddy Program and The Bra Recyclers, which supply needy women and girls in shelters and other support programs across the country. Women in shelters and support programs are in need of bras for supportive comfort as well as shapeliness to wear under suits or uniforms for jobs and interviews. Bras can be any size, color and style and can be dropped off at storefronts or mailed in.

Contribute your old bras to global donation outfits such as Breast Talk, which donate bras to third world countries. Contributions can be mailed in. See through or ultra sexy bras are typically unacceptable and full coverage bras are optimal. American and European sizes, as well as nursing or maternity bras are all acceptable.

Skip the middleman and take your lightly used bras straight to shelters or self-sufficiency program centers that allow bra donations. While a number of shelters publish their addresses online, you can check with local women's organizations, religious facilities, donation centers and grocery stores for other shelter drop off locations. Donating your old bras directly to the shelter or program center can give you the assurance of your contribution's use where it's needed.

Drop off your bras to local donation retailers that accept bra donations such as Salvation Army or Goodwill. These local donation retailers often offer you donation vouchers or documentation at attended locations and sell donated bras from $1. A number of these retailers also have unattended bins throughout cities for easy drop off.

About the Author

Jennifer Campbell began writing professionally in 2008 and has been published on various online journals including eHow, Dallasnews.com and Culturalembrace.com covering relationship, lifestyle, travel, and health- and fitness-related topics. Campbell has a Bachelor of Science in advertising/public relations from Texas Christian University, Schieffer School of Journalism.

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