New and lightly used bras can be dropped off at the Woman’s Club headquarters, 51 South Street, Morristown, weekdays between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. The cutoff date for collection is Oct. 25.
Bras can also be used as currency, as a donation will be good for admission to attend a Zumbathon on Oct. 8, at 7
p.m. at the Woman’s Club.
If the donated bra is new, the tags should be left on. Previously worn bras merely need to be laundered. All sizes and styles of bras are needed, including specialized bras like post-surgery and maternity bras. The garments do need to be in good condition, with functional clasps and straps.
Handling and distribution of the bras will be done
by The Bra Recyclers, a textile recycling company which
distributes bras around the world to deserving women and girls in
The Bra Recyclers’ mission is to reduce the
amount of textiles that unnecessarily go to landfills by recycling and reusing
them to reshape the environment and the lives of people around the
world. The Arizona-based firm notes that bras are one of
the most requested items in shelters and transitional programs
Its fourth annual Bra Recycling Month, held in
October, ties into that month’s traditional observance of breast cancer
and domestic violence awareness.
The members of the Woman’s Club of Morristown are dedicated to serving their
community through civic, cultural, and educational projects. The
group works closely with the NJ State Federation of Women’s Clubs and the
General Federation of Women’s Clubs. The Club is a non-profit,
non-political, non-sectarian organization whose purpose is to promote
improvements within its community; to offer civic and cultural activities; and
to preserve its headquarters, the historic Dr. Lewis Condict