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    UPLIFT!
    Bras to let Breeze under Breasts
    upliftbras.org

    THis is a charity that sends much needed bras to women that really need them as my next post will show.
    Imagine having just given birth and your breasts mega swollen with milk not being able to afford to buy or get a good supportive bra.
    Imagine having gianormous boobs and not being able to afford to buy 1 bra.
    This is reality for women in fiji and other pacific countries.

    All they want is you unwanted bras. In Australia there are many centres you can drop them off for free. But i think its such a worthwhile charity i just posted 8 of my old bras as i had some huge maternity ones as i just have had a baby.

    Although i paid myself it only cost me £9.07 to send 8 bras that may of well just be thrown in the bin. I could of posted overland for about £4.50 but they would of taken 56 days to get there.
    They dont mind what condition bras are in as they endeavour to repair them or make good another bra with the spare bits. Some new mums have to use old nappies to support their breasts.

    They most need size 18 e/f/g or bigger which is UK size 40 dd+
    But all bras are gladly received

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    Original Poster

    [CENTER]UPLIFT!
    Bras to let Breeze under Breasts
    upliftbras.org

    Welcome to the home of the Uplift Project

    Thank you to the thousands of women who have donated second hand bras. Every bra counts, particularly to the woman who receives it.

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    We started in Fiji:

    Disadvantaged Fijians get much of their clothing from second hand Australian clothes shops. Bras are rare in these shops, particularly in sizes to suit the indigenous Fijian build. A new bra costs $40, and wages range from $1.50- $4.50/hour, for the indigenous people who have jobs.

    In heat and humidity, rashes, fungal/thrush infections and abscesses (intertrigo) occur between the breast and the chest wall. Bras will help by allowing air circulation. Nursing mums everywhere leak, and bras allow the dignity of a dry shirt, and the comfort of support. A thrush rash on a mother's skin may spread to her baby's mouth, and then back into the breast itself, a very painful infection. In some regions the lack of a bra is a badge of poverty, and women appreciate the common dignity of wearing one, particularly to church, business or social occasions.

    Since 2005, Uplift, through Rotary Australia World Community Service, has sent bras through secure channels, making sure they get to the women who need them without compromising their dignity.

    10,600 second hand bras were sent to Fiji to January 2008. Big donations from Intimo and Fayreform in April 2008 provided 33,000 more. To September 2008 Uplift has sent 45,000 bras, and has 40,000 more going shortly.

    And we've spread:

    The bra situation is similar in a number of Pacific countries. Uplift now also ships bras to Vanuatu, Tonga, and PNG. Cook Islands are next. We've spread at the donor end too. Uplift has coordinators in all Australian states and the ACT, and in NZ. We also have coordinators in Australia for each country receiving bras.

    Uplift sends bras only where they are requested. We supply primarily to women's associations for distribution and fitting. We ship only in biodegradable packaging, and aim not to compete with local businesses.

    SO please send us your unloved bras! The most needed are:

    Sorts bras, for farm work

    Sizes 18+, all types

    Nursing bras, for leakage management and support

    but all second-hand bras are welcome, as these usually do not attract import duty. New bras may also be taken into some countries.

    Often the bra received through Uplift will be the only bra a particular woman owns


    I posted direct to fiji to save the charity costs.

    They will be sending for at least the next 3 years, so surface mail is fine.

    Fijian Women's Society/Soqosoqo Vakamarama
    Attn Adi Finau
    PO Box 505
    Nabua
    Suva
    Fiji Islands.

    But you can send to the contact i made in australia..........Her email is [email protected] if you have any questions

    Or
    Liz Baker
    9 Steven St,
    Hurstbridge,
    Vic 3099 Australia.

    I will have a look and see what i have Diva, they might be able to make 2 bras out of my 1 !!:oops:

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    frollickingfrill;2821150

    I will have a look and see what i have Diva, they might be able to make 2 … I will have a look and see what i have Diva, they might be able to make 2 bras out of my 1 !!:oops:





    Lmao FF no pressure to ne1 but for a few quid you can send what you dont want and will make another womans day

    I have quite a few although not quite that big I will get them posted off this week - good post Diva :thumbsup:

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    fireheaven;2821196

    I have quite a few I will get posted off this week - good post Diva … I have quite a few I will get posted off this week - good post Diva :thumbsup:



    awesome bras are so light even sending to there doesnt cost very much

    I should have a few too - I'll dig them out :thumbsup:

    Original Poster

    Great job girlies cant believe 3 of you already looking for them :thumbsup: AWESOME

    I have a few will also ask family members

    Im gutted! had a clearout last week and chucked 4 bras out :-(, really sorry, but I will take a note of the address and remember to send next time.

    so we can send to that address for the next 3 years?
    i will have some;
    maternity bras
    nursing bras
    full support bras

    in a few weeks as im due soon, will they make use of mine coz althougth im an F/FF cup im only a 32/34 back size 8-10
    im sure they can use them for something cant they?

    :thumbsup:a have a few to diva some are nearly new, i have some with one of the wires have popped if a remove the other wire will they be ok to send on :)and is it ok if a post this on my online bingo forum to plenty of woman on there who a no would be more than happy to help

    woo thats fab they have some 38 j's coming there way

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    ilovepink;2821273

    so we can send to that address for the next 3 years?i will have some; … so we can send to that address for the next 3 years?i will have some; maternity bras nursing brasfull support brasin a few weeks as im due soon, will they make use of mine coz althougth im an F/FF cup im only a 32/34 back size 8-10im sure they can use them for something cant they?



    karen21101;2821306

    :thumbsup:a have a few to diva some are nearly new, i have some with one … :thumbsup:a have a few to diva some are nearly new, i have some with one of the wires have popped if a remove the other wire will they be ok to send on :)and is it ok if a post this on my online bingo forum to plenty of woman on there who a no would be more than happy to help



    Fantastic ladies please do............ive posted on PTS as well , as think its sucha great cuase and Liz has said if enough interest in the UK she will try and get the rotary club to organise free collections here too so if anyone has rotary club connections , maybe see what you can do

    ilovepink yea having just had a baby 8 months ago any maternity bras will be jumped at , i cant imagine not having them must be horrendous

    My local hospital collects them, so could save postage by checking whether your local hospital will take them.

    Exellent Diva thanks I have several (sadly no maternity ones) but still some large one. I struggled to find a maternity bra so my heart goes out to these women it really does. For the sake of a few quid they can have some of mine.

    Good for you ladies , respect to all those donating.

    Bump ..

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    kelly_o_fanatic;2822078

    My local hospital collects them, so could save postage by checking … My local hospital collects them, so could save postage by checking whether your local hospital will take them.



    Do they send to fiji???

    Posted 4 off today and passed the site link to friends and family :thumbsup:

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    jennybubbles;2822135

    Exellent Diva thanks I have several (sadly no maternity ones) but still … Exellent Diva thanks I have several (sadly no maternity ones) but still some large one. I struggled to find a maternity bra so my heart goes out to these women it really does. For the sake of a few quid they can have some of mine.



    Maternity are huge bonus. I was the same i struggled to get a supportive maternity bra i eventually got some by a brand called anita on figleaves wasnt really big enuff for my bazookas but was supportive the mothercare ones sucked.

    As you may be able to tell by the pictute the big boned ladies and i think its only australia/new zealand that currently donates. As UK always tends to help african nations.
    But as this thread shows i think the british ladies are more cuddly than our aussie cousins need the padding for the GREAT!!!!:roll: british weather

    So although any bra any size is fantastic. If you like me are bigger than 40 dd they would bite ya hand off four your cast offs

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    fireheaven;2829124

    Posted 4 off today and passed the site link to friends and family … Posted 4 off today and passed the site link to friends and family :thumbsup:



    Wow fantastic took me weeks to get my (_(_) in gear and sort through mine:oops:

    DIVA1977;2829090

    Do they send to fiji???



    Cant remember where, but they were collected for pregnant rape victims in another (very poor) country
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