Bra bin collection at the Grey Lynn Farmers Market
Large size bras, mastectomy and nursing bras are needed in all conditions, as they are difficult to obtain and they are expensive; other sizes need to be in good condition ie: no holes, with good elastic, hooks etc. New bras would be a generous donation too.
In the islands, rural and remote communities, woman often live on subsistence economies. A new bra can cost 10-30 hours wages and is beyond financial reach for most women. Often women will spread the money on family and children before purchasing something for themselves.
The consequences of not wearing a bra can include skin irritations, fungal infections, abscesses and rashes, particularly in hotter climates.
The Uplift Project has sent over 330,000 bras to women since 2005.
The Grey Lynn 2030 Waste Away group have a bright pink wheelie bin located at the reuse depot at the Grey Lynn Farmers Market.
So, have a clearout and support the project by dropping bras off at the market on a Sunday morning (except the last Sunday of the month). Thank you!