For the 5th year, the Undies Project will hold its annual bra drive, called Mardi “Bra,” to coincide with Mardi Gras.
— an announcement from the Undies Project
Project volunteers in the drive are collecting donations of new and gently used (clean) bras to donate to those less fortunate.
The drive is being conducted in Darien, Greenwich, New Canaan, Stamford, Westport and, new this year, Wilton.
In Darien, donations can be made Friday, Feb. 21 to Monday, March 9 at:
—Aux Délices, Goodwives Shopping Center, 25 Old Kings Hwy. North;
—Browne & Co., 865 Post Road and
—Neilsen’s Florist & Garden Shop, 1405 Boston Post Road.
All sizes of bras are needed, but in particular sizes 34 to 38.
All donations received will be distributed through the Undies Project’s partner agencies in lower Fairfield County and lower Westchester County to help those in need.
For those who are homeless, living in shelters or who are on a low income, a bra is unattainable, or a big expense. For many, underwear is a necessity, not a luxury. No one should have to make the choice between putting food on the table or purchasing new underwear.
The mission of the Undies Project is to provide new underwear to men, women and children in need to improve their lives. Underwear is the most under-donated, and most needed, item of clothing that many of us take for granted.
No one should be deprived of the simple, daily necessity of clean underwear. Hygiene and physical comfort are only a part of this basic human need. New, clean underwear also provides dignity and self-esteem.
The Undies Project is a registered 501(c)(3) public charity that was started in 2015 by Laura Delaflor and Lucy Langley to fulfill this need.
A full list of all participating businesses in other towns is here.
For more information, you can contact The Undies Project at email@example.com.