Premier Plastic Surgery Center of New Jersey in partnership with The Woman’s Club of Morristown, is hosting a “Bra Drive” to benefit women in need. 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., or, if more convenient, at the office of Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Brian S. Glatt, MD, FACS, 182 South Street, Suite 9 in Morristown. The cutoff date for collection is October 25, 2013.
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 need to be in good condition,with functional clasps and straps.
In past years bras have been donated to Dress for Success of Mercer and Morris Counties, and last year we were able to provide hundreds of bras to women impacted by Super Storm Sandy. After local donations of usable bras, the remaining items are sent to The Bra Recyclers, a textile recycling company which distributes bras around the world to women and girls in transition. The Arizona-based firm notes that bras are one of the most requested items in shelters and transitional programs worldwide. Its fourth annual Bra Recycling Month ties into October’s traditional observance of breast cancer awareness and domestic violence awareness month.
The Woman’s Club of Morristown is also sponsoring a Zumbathon to assist with the Bra Drive. This will be held on Tuesday, October 8, at 7 p.m. at their facility. Admission is a bra donation. For more information contact ESS@wcomt.org or firstname.lastname@example.org.