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Bust Out Your Old Bras- Recycle Them All Month For Women In Need

August 8, 2011

I have a drawer full of bras from my long-lost svelte days and those from pregnancy and post babies. Why are they still sitting in my drawer five years later? I don’t expect to ever fit into those lacey bras again, and I’m pretty sure I’m not going to have another child. So, why let them take up precious space? I hold onto them because I hate the idea of throwing the bras out but I don’t know what to do with them….would anyone really want my old bras? Well, guess what! They do!  Caribou Baby is hosting a bra donation drive during the month of August. Simply bring in your new and gently used bras to be given to The Bra Recyclers, a textile recycling company to be re-distributed through exporters and organizations to developing countries around the world. Through this program, they have created a network of Bra Recycling Ambassadors who assist them in providing deserving women and girls with used or unused bras as they transition back to self-sufficiency.

This is one of my favorite recycling efforts ever!

***If you don’t live in Brooklyn, The Bra Recyclers have drop-off locations all over the United States and even in Canada. You can see them here.

This donation runs through the entire month of August.

What You Need To Do Before You Donate:
1. Wash your bras.
2. Fill out the Bra Recycling Form<http://brarecycling.com/bra_recycle.shtml>online and print it out or fill one out in person at Caribou Baby.
3. Bring your bras and forms to Caribou Baby and drop them in the donation box.

Please Note:

  • Bras should in good condition.
  • Clasps and straps must be fully functional.
  • If bras are new please keep the tags on the bras. Recipients of the bras appreciate knowing the bras they are receiving are new.
  • They will take all sizes and styles of bras, especially nursing and maternity bras.

Caribou Baby
272 Driggs Ave
Brooklyn NY 11222
For additional information, please call (347) 460-BABY or visit: Caribou Baby