Breast Oasis Bra Donating Project

Saturday, October 27, 2012

You may recall an upcycling sewing project I tried a few weeks back, transforming a bra into a bikini top. This project worked for me, but may not for everyone. So what do you do, with your unwanted bra's? 

I received an interesting email in my inbox, from About Plastic Surgery, who have recently linked to a project called Breast Oasis under their Surgeons Give Support Program.

Dr. John Pedersen, founder of Breast Oasis

Breast Oasis is a US based non-profit charitable organization dedicated to supporting communities by providing women who may not be able to afford them, with clean, certified, gently used bras.  Find out more here

Why did About Plastic Surgery link to Breast Oasis?

"Three years ago, Dr. John Pedersen, a plastic surgeon based in Akron, Ohio, questioned one of his female patients undergoing breast augmentation what she planned on doing with her existing bras. Her answer was quick and obvious, 'I guess I’ll just throw them away.'
Dr. Pedersen decided there had to be a better answer and sought out ways to make use of these perfectly good and often expensive bras. He went straight to his wife Sejal, whose first thought was to contact the local battered women’s shelter since many women staying at shelters have fled dangerous situations with nothing more than the clothes on their back. He did just that!"  More here

The program runs until Nov. 2, so if you can spare five minutes to go through your wardrobe before then, there are a few ways you can donate your unwanted bra's. There are a selection of participating surgeon's around the US that are accepting used bra donations.  If however, you do not have a surgeon near you, bra's can be sent to:

About Plastic
Attn.: Alisa Vilabrea
345 Hudson Street
New York, NY 10014



Mandy said...

What a great idea! I have a whole bunch that I can't wear anymore but I never wanted to throw them out.

Agy said...

This is a great idea!

Sharon said...

Hi Erica. We also have Octobra happening in Bendigo at the moment. I have donated my maternity bras which are much needed and they will be off to Tonga. details are here Sharon

Erica Louise said...

Hi Sharon this is great, thanks for the link to the Octobra project!

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