How to donate bras to the Uplift Project

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Australia - Bra Drop Off Points     [List current at ]

These drop off addresses are for small personal donations ONLY.
If you want to run a collection, please see the "Want to Help?" page.

When dropping off bras at a private address, simply leave them in a bag or box on the doorstep at any time. You do not need to ring the door bell, the family will find the bras.

When dropping off bras at a business address, place your donation in the bin or basket provided during business hours (or as otherwise noted below). You do not need to ring ahead or contact the staff, they will regularly check their donation bin.

Uplift volunteers may collect items from you. If we do, please do not pack more than 10kg/100 bras in a bag, it gets too heavy. Please have items ready for collection near the door so we don't have to come inside. Some of us will have small children in the car.

Metro Melbourne and Regional Victoria
Victorian collections closed until 2019.
We have 80,000 bras in stock, and we need to raise $8,000.00 minimum to ship them out.
Our main storage facility closes in August, so the future is unsure at present.
Thank you for your goodwill.
Further enquiries:
Metro Sydney
SYDNEY
ENQUIRIES
For enquiries about drop off points in metro Sydney please contact Anna  
Dee Why TJ - 48 Fisher Road
DEE WHY NSW 2009
Drummoyne Shop 8
Birkenhead Point Outlet Centre
19 Roseby Street
DRUMMOYNE NSW 2047
Simone Pérèle Direct
Hills District Kylie - 4 Softwood Ave
BEAUMONT HILLS NSW 2155
Marrickville / Inner West Contact Marcia to organise drop offs
marcia.sheldon@gmail.com
Mona Vale Carma Meditation House
28 Park Street
MONA VALE NSW 2103
www.carmameditation.com.au
Mosman Annette - 75 Rangers Avenue
MOSMAN NSW 2088
North Richmond Kerryn - 5 Baylis Place
NORTH RICHMOND NSW 2754
Queenscliff / Northern Beaches Debra - 23 Hill Street
QUEENSCLIFF NSW 2096
Sans Souci Ciao Bella Moda
1/381 Rocky Point Road
SANS SOUCI NSW 2219
www.ciaobellamoda.com.au
St. Ives Elleran Lingerie
Shop 90, St. Ives Shopping Village
166 Mona Vale Road
ST IVES NSW 2075
(opposite McDonald's).
Elleran on Facebook
Toongabbie / Parramatta area Debbie - 24 Bethel Street
TOONGABBIE NSW 2146
(off Bungaree Road)
Warrawee Anna Davis
17 Brentwood Avenue
WARRAWEE NSW 2074

Anna is the NSW co-ordinator
Wattle Grove Karla - 18 Beltana Court
WATTLE GROVE NSW 2173

New South Wales - Regional
NSW
ENQUIRIES
For enquiries about drop off points in regional NSW please contact Anna  
Blue Mountains Area Rhiannon - 10 Baxter Avenue
SPRINGWOOD NSW 2777
Grasmere / Camden area Deb - 34 Cawdor Farms Road
GRASMERE NSW 2570
Hunter Valley Fused Cafe on High
325 High Street
MAITLAND NSW 2320
www.fusedcafeonhigh.com
Fused on High Facebook page
Kiama Kerri - 43 Marsden Street
KIAMA NSW 2533
Milton Tina - 24 Sungrove Lane
MILTON NSW 2538
Newcastle Area Cozzies Swimwear (Suzanne)
2/67 Beaumont Street
HAMILTON NSW 2303
www.cozziesswimwear.com.au
Tamworth Area Rebecca - 7 Pine Street
KOOTINGAL NSW 2352
bec.belt@gmail.com
Wollongong Area Jen - 239 Cordeaux Road
MT KEMBLA NSW 2526

South Australia
Athelstone 9 Blue Gum Court
ATHELSTONE SA 5076
Hallett Cove 26 Cherub Street
HALLETT COVE SA 5158
Mount Gambier #1 Mount Gambier Public Library
(Parenting Room)
6 Watson Terrace
MOUNT GAMBIER SA 5290
Phone: 08 8721 2540
Mount Gambier #2 Bare Necessities Lingerie
69 Commercial Street West
MOUNT GAMBIER SA 5290
Phone: 08 8723 9573
St Clair Lily - 3 Emery Place
ST CLAIR SA 5011

Queensland
Queensland collections closed until further notice.
We have tens of thousands bras in stock and we running low on funds to ship them out.

Northern Territory
Leanyer Kate - 76 Rosewood Crescent
LEANYER NT 0812

Western Australia
Busselton
South West Windscreens & Glass
7 Goldsmith Street (Corner Strelly St)
BUSSELTON WA 6280
busseltonwindscreens.com.au
Carine
Yogita - 5 Hatton Grove
CARINE WA 6020
Mobile 0423 900 884
Joondalup A Cup Above
Unit 4 / 17 Davidson Terrace
www.acupabove.com.au
Ph: 08 9301 1696
Hours - Mon 10:30-5:00; Tues-Fri 9:00-5.00; Sat 9:00-3:30
Leederville Silk Elegance Lingerie
Shop 12 / 663 Newcastle Street
LEEDERVILLE WA 6007
www.silkelegance.com.au
Tasmania
Hobart Shop FF11
Upper Level
Cat & Fiddle Arcade
HOBART TAS 7000
www.notjustbras.com.au
Exeter Zahira - Exeter Massage
Please call Zahira on 6394 3157 to arrange drop off

Australian Capital Territory
Hackett Virginia - 8 Harris Street
HACKETT ACT 2602

 

Australia - Postal Addresses     [List current at ]

Marie Murfet
Operations Manager
Piliyintinji-Ki - Stronger Families
Anyinginyi Health Aboriginal Corporation
P O Box 403
TENNANT CREEK NT 0861

 

 

New Zealand

Drop off or post bras

    Pauline Watson
12 Horner Street
Papanui
Christchurch 8053
New Zealand
  Kate Hargraves
5 Modena Crescent
St Heliers
Auckland 1071
New Zealand
       
 
Drop off bras

Ballantynes
First Floor
43 Lichfield Street
Christchurch
www.ballantynes.com

  The Fitting Room
207 Fendalton Road
(Corner Fendalton and Clyde Roads)
Christchurch
www.thefittingroom.co.nz


  H&J Smith
Lingerie Department
66-74 Tay Street
Invercargill 9840
www.hjsmith.co.nz

  Marie and Brigid
127 Maungakawa Road
Cambridge 3496
  Steph May
53a Wastney Terrace
Marybank
Nelson 7010
Foxy Lady
248 Queen Street
Richmond
Nelson 7020
info@foxylady.co.nz
  Andrea Berrett
4 Realm Drive
Paraparaumu
Kapiti Coast District
 
Andrea regularly visits the Wellington,
Hutt Valley, Otaki and Masterton areas.
Contact her Andrea at

to discuss drop off / pick up.
  Grey Lynn Farmers' Market
510 Richmond Road
Grey Lynn
Auckland
 
Sunday only
9.00am - 12.30pm
Please leave donations in the bright pink bin near the Grey Lynn 2030 Waste Away table
Contact: Lynn 027 3406911
  Jan van der Heyden
80 Fisher Avenue
Beckenham 8242
(Christchurch)
   

 

Singapore

Singapore Branch
  Our Singapore coordinator is Zen. singapore@upliftbras.org

Uplift Project Singapore on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UpliftProjectSingapore
Uplift Project Singapore Website: http://upliftsg.pagedemo.co

Donors in Singapore, your bras will be the right sizes for Philippines women. It will be MUCH appreciated if you can post to :

Juvelyn "Juvie" Lagamon-Jomen
MinPRA (Mindanaw Poverty Relief Action)
P4 Pandan, Brgy. 25, Gingoog City
9014 Misamis Oriental
Northern Mindanao, Philippines

These ladies need size 30-34 inches or 75-85 cm

 

Post bras direct to our receiving countries

This is the easiest (but most expensive) way of getting bras to the recipients. Per bra it is 10 times the cost of shipping by sea, but it allows us to get small quantities into places we can't ship to.

If you are outside Australia/NZ with a small number of bras to send, it is better to post direct to the receiving country than to Australia. Philippines require smaller sizes only.

If you do post bras, please send an email to tell us, so we can add to our stats!

BOTSWANA Uplift Botswana
Attn: Yvonne Maphakwane
PO Box 1705
ABG SEBELE
Gaborone, BOTSWANA

Uplift Botswana accepts all sizes
Important Customs and Import notes:
To ensure that Uplift Botswana does not have to pay any Customs duties on your donation, please include a letter to the Customs department outlining the following:
  • You (the donor) are donating these items of used clothing (or whatever) to Uplift Botswana for the purpose of distribution to individuals of limited means.
  • Your name and postal address.
  • How many items you are donating.
  • If items are second hand - provide estimate of their second hand value in your local currency, e.g. what you would pay at a garage sale or op-shop/thrift store.
  • If items are new - state the value in the letter and include the invoice/sales docket.
Bras and underwear are considered to be "used clothing" for Customs declaration purposes.
Please scan a copy of your receipt for the postage and email to Yvonne Maphakwane:  upliftbotswana@gmail.com 

PHILIPPINES Juvelyn "Juvie" Lagamon-Jomen
MinPRA (Mindanaw Poverty Relief Action)
P4 Pandan, Brgy. 25, Gingoog City
9014 Misamis Oriental
Northern Mindanao, Philippines

Phillipines ladies need size 8-12 AA-C cup only.
(That is Aust/NZ sizing, elsewhere 30-34 inches or 75-85 cm)
  Leaders for Change,
Anda Cove, Banilad,
Candabong, Anda, Bohol,
Philippines 6311

 
GHANA Pastor Kennedy Poku Duah
Calvary Baptist Church Women's Fellowship
P.O Box 10, Akoase-Nkawkaw
Ghana
West Africa

This service needs sizes 10-18, 32-40 A-D cups
UGANDA TWO HANDS ONE LIFE
PO BOX 1747
KAMPALA UGANDA

Sizes 12-18, (34-40) are needed by Ugandan women.

 

Take bras with you when you travel

Are you travelling to one of our recipient countries?

It is often possible to carry in a small quantity (less than 50) bras to give away. Swimwear is also much appreciated in coastal and river areas.

Be aware that carrying a commercial quantity of bras in may attract the attention of Customs. Underwires show on x-ray. In Fiji for example the import duty is about 10 cents per garment, so no great impost on your holiday budget. Often if you make it clear these are a gift, and not for sale you will not be charged.

The easiest way to hand them over is to find a local person or member of resort staff you like, and quietly ask "Would these be helpful for your family?" Be aware that resort staff may be searched before leaving work, and you may have to explain to management that this is in fact a gift. On occasion bras have been left with resort management the donor felt comfortable with to distribute among staff.

Uplift's donations are usually distributed among the more isolated and poorer areas of a country, and often don't get to those fortunate enough to hold jobs in the tourism industry. These women all have the same problems obtaining bras as the rest of the country though.

Bali

Please check out Bras for Bali (Project Jugs UU) Facebook page. They have drop off points in Bali, and your state Uplift Coordinator can provide bras for you to carry in.

The drop off points are:

Please label bags "Bras for Bali" and drop them in whenever the business is open.


 

Sending bras in the UK or the USA

There are organisations in other parts of the world that have objectives similar to Uplift. Sending bras to them will save on both postage and the carbon footprint of transport.

UK BreastTalk  www.breasttalk.co.uk/bra-appeal 
US The Bra Recyclers  www.brarecycling.com 
  Free the Girls  freethegirls.org 
  Be a Dear and Donate a Brassiere
San Fransisco Bay Area
 www.facebook.com/BeaDearandDonateaBrassiere 
 onebraone@gmail.com 
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