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
MELBOURNE
ENQUIRIES
For enquiries about drop off points in Victoria please contact  
Please donate $5.00 toward shipping costs

Due to the success of Tidying Up we are being innundated with bras. But funding for shipping is very tight. You might not be aware that getting a container to the Pacific Islands typically costs around $6,000, so every little bit helps. When you drop off a bag of bras we'd appreciate it if you could donate $5.00 using PayPal. Print the PayPal receipt and keep it handy for tax time (donations of $2.00 or more are tax deductible in AU).

A+ Market Drop off bras at A+ Market - a roving Melbourne market of local designer and preloved 'plus size' fashion, jewellery and more.
Locations and dates at: http://aplusmarkets.com/dates/
Airport West Sophie - 4/24 Laurence Avenue
AIRPORT WEST VIC 3042
Altona Misty -13 Scullin Street
ALTONA VIC 3018
The Basin Rainy Day Books
1301 Mountain Highway
THE BASIN VIC 3154
www.rainydaybooks.com.au
Bentleigh Vesna - 9 Wood Street
BENTLEIGH VIC 3204
Camberwell Bowen Street Community Centre
102 Bowen Street
CAMBERWELL VIC 3124
www.bowenstreet.org.au
Caulfield Karen - 4 Webb Street
CAULFIELD VIC 3162
Cranbourne Renae - 5 Bengal Court
CRANBOURNE VIC 3977
Glen Iris Chelsea - 14A Peate Avenue
GLEN IRIS VIC 3146
Greensborough Katrina
Call 0421 122 568 to organise drop off
Heidelberg Tash - Heidelberg Park Specialist Clinic
50 Burgundy Street
HEIDELBERG VIC 3084
Monday to Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Hurstbridge Liz - 9 Steven Street
HURSTBRIDGE VIC 3099
Melbourne CBD Location varies, please contact vicdrops@upliftbras.org to make arrangements.
Narre Warren Anne - 7 Brampton Court
NARRE WARREN VIC 3805
Newport Fiona - 1/43 Gordon Street
NEWPORT VIC 3015
Pakenham Kristen - 6 Cobram Court
PAKENHAM VIC 3810
Rowville Rosita - 92 Lakeview Avenue
ROWVILLE VIC 3178
Seaford Lisa's Lacies
6 Klauer Street
SEAFORD VIC 3198
www.lisaslacies.com.au
South Morang South Morang Chiropractic Clinic
82 Reid Street
SOUTH MORANG VIC 3752
www.southmorangchiropractic.com.au

Please do not phone the clinic to speak to Liz, as she often does not have a receptionist on duty and she will have to interrupt her patient's treatment to answer.
Werribee Melissa - 37 Grant Avenue
WERRIBEE VIC 3030
Williamstown North Andrea - 12/85 Florence Street
WILLIAMSTOWN NORTH VIC 3016

Victoria - Regional
VICTORIA
ENQUIRIES
Drop off points - Gippsland area - please contact Belynda  

Drop off points - rest of Victoria - please contact  
Please donate $5.00 toward shipping costs

Due to the success of Tidying Up we are being innundated with bras. But funding for shipping is very tight. You might not be aware that getting a container to the Pacific Islands typically costs around $6,000, so every little bit helps. When you drop off a bag of bras we'd appreciate it if you could donate $5.00 using PayPal. Print the PayPal receipt and keep it handy for tax time (donations of $2.00 or more are tax deductible in AU).

Ballarat Ballarat Integrated Health Centre
518 Mair Street
BALLARAT VIC 3350
Bendigo area Liz - 65 Somerville Street
FLORA HILL VIC 3550

Churchill Churchill Neighbourhood Centre
9-11 Philip Parade
CHURCHILL VIC 3824
Contact Rebecca or Abigail
Phone: 03 5120 3850
E-mail: admin@churchill.org.au
Hours: Mon-Fri 9.30am-4.00pm
Website: www.churchill.org.au
Drouin
Michelle - 31 Church Street
DROUIN VIC 3818
Foster Inside Out Clothing  (Janine)
21 Main Street
FOSTER VIC 3960
Phone: 03 5682 1008
www.insideoutclothing.com.au
Geelong area Jo - 98 Apex Avenue
BELMONT VIC 3216
Geelong area South Barwon Community Centre  (Jan)
33 Mt Pleasant Road
BELMONT VIC 3216
Open 9:00am-4:00pm Monday to Thursday
Glenmaggie Brooke - 50 Katrina Crescent
GLENMAGGIE VIC 3858
For local pickup, contact Brooke on 0407 370 674
brooke.barbour@intimo.com.au
Healesville area Brenda - 9 Omonia Drive
BADGER CREEK VIC 3777
Lakes Entrance Cunninghame Arm Medical Centre   (Susan)
8 Whiters Street
LAKES ENTRANCE VIC 3909
See website for opening hours www.camc.com.au
Leongatha Helen - 3 Trease Street
LEONGATHA VIC 3953
Macedon Ranges Sharon - 56 Coach Road
NEWHAM VIC 3442
Moe
Pink Petals Lingerie and Swimwear    (Sally)
Albert Street
MOE VIC 3825
Pink Petals on Facebook
Nowa Nowa Nowa Nowa General Store    (Sandra)
55-57 Princes Highway
NOWA NOWA VIC 3887
Port Albert Port Albert General Store    (Ulla)
49 Tarraville Road
PORT ALBERT VIC 3971
Torquay Claire - 11 Loch Ard Drive
TORQUAY VIC 3228
Trafalgar Dee - 2 Blackwood Court
TRAFALGAR VIC 3824
Traralgon Marg - 33 McNairn Road
TRARALGON VIC 3844
(corner Newman Crescent and McNairn Road)
Collection tub is inside the gate in the fence, up the driveway
Warragul Curves and Kisses Lingerie    (Mary and Donna)
1/82 Smith Street
WARRAGUL VIC 3820
www.curvesnkisses.com.au
Warragul Olivia's Place   (Kirsten)
34 Queen Street
WARRAGUL VIC 3820
oliviasplace.org.au
Whittlesea Whittlesea Opportunity Shop
7 Laurel Street
WHITTLESEA VIC 3757
www.christchurchwhittlesea.org/opportunity-shop
Wodonga Janine - 6 Kingfisher Drive
Wodonga VIC 3690
Metro Sydney
SYDNEY
ENQUIRIES
For enquiries about drop off points in metro Sydney please contact Anna  
Please donate $5.00 toward shipping costs

Due to the success of Tidying Up we are being innundated with bras. But funding for shipping is very tight. You might not be aware that getting a container to the Pacific Islands typically costs around $6,000, so every little bit helps. When you drop off a bag of bras we'd appreciate it if you could donate $5.00 using PayPal. Print the PayPal receipt and keep it handy for tax time (donations of $2.00 or more are tax deductible in AU).

Chatswood Anna @ Sound with Vision
Warehouse Unit 220
354 Eastern Valley Way
Chatswood NSW 2067
anna@soundwithvision.com.au
Cremorne Anna - 42 Grasmere Road
CREMORNE NSW 2090
Dee Why TJ - 48 Fisher Road
DEE WHY NSW 2009
Earlwood Therese - 21 Frost Street
EARLWOOD NSW 2206
Please leave bras on back verandah
Hills District Kylie - 4 Softwood Ave
BEAUMONT HILLS NSW 2155
Lane Cove West Storage King (Curvy Bras)
Storage King Office
Uplift Collection box
27 Mars Road
LANE COVE WEST NSW 2066
www.curvy.com.au
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
Rosebery Evon - 9 Want Street
ROSEBERY NSW 2018
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  
Please donate $5.00 toward shipping costs

Due to the success of Tidying Up we are being innundated with bras. But funding for shipping is very tight. You might not be aware that getting a container to the Pacific Islands typically costs around $6,000, so every little bit helps. When you drop off a bag of bras we'd appreciate it if you could donate $5.00 using PayPal. Print the PayPal receipt and keep it handy for tax time (donations of $2.00 or more are tax deductible in AU).

Blue Mountains Area Rhiannon - 10 Baxter Avenue
SPRINGWOOD NSW 2777
Central Coast (North) Sue - 147 Kerry Crescent
BERKELEY VALE NSW 2261
Grasmere / Camden area Deb - 34 Cawdor Farms Road
GRASMERE NSW 2570
Kiama Kerri - 43 Marsden Street
KIAMA NSW 2533
Milton Tina - 24 Sungrove Lane
MILTON NSW 2538
Tamworth Area Rebecca - 4 Herden Rd
KINGSWOOD NSW 2340
bec.belt@gmail.com
Wollongong Area Jen - 239 Cordeaux Road
MT KEMBLA NSW 2526

South Australia

PLEASE NOTE: At this time South Australia collects only maternity bras, prosthetic bras and prosthetics.

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
Salisbury Valerie - 2 Murray Street
SALISBURY SA 5108

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

Please consider donating toward shipping costs. Donations of $2.00 or more are tax deductible.

Northern Territory
Leanyer Kate - 76 Rosewood Crescent
LEANYER NT 0812
Alice Springs Waltja Tjutangku Palyapayi Aboriginal Corporation
Attn: Jane Clark
3 Ghan Street
Alice Springs
NT 0870

This organization needs size 18+ bras.
NO underwires please, they just do not get used.

Western Australia
Closed
Due to the high cost of freight from Perth to the South Pacific and to the top end of Australia we have closed the Western Australia branch.
Tasmania
Bellerive Rebecca - 5 Ormond Street
BELLERIVE TAS 7018
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 ]

Waltja Tjutangku Palyapayi Aboriginal Corporation
Attn: Jane Clark
3 Ghan Street
Alice Springs
NT 0870

This organization needs size 18+ bras.
NO underwires please, they just do not get used.

 

New Zealand - Postal Addresses     [List current at ]

Pauline Watson
12 Horner Street
Papanui
Christchurch 8053
New Zealand
  Kate Hargraves
5 Modena Crescent
St Heliers
Auckland 1071
New Zealand
  Marion James
12 Record Street
Fitzroy
New Plymouth
Taranaki 4312
New Zealand

 

New Zealand - Drop Off Locations     [List current at ]

Auckland Kate Hargraves
5 Modena Crescent
St Heliers
Auckland 1071
Auckland 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

Cambridge Marie and Brigid
127 Maungakawa Road
Cambridge 3496
Christchurch Ballantynes
First Floor
43 Lichfield Street
Christchurch
www.ballantynes.com
Christchurch The Fitting Room
207 Fendalton Road
Corner Fendalton and Clyde Roads
Christchurch 8052
www.thefittingroom.co.nz
Christchurch area
The Fitting Room
360 Colombo Street
Sydenham
Christchurch 8023
www.thefittingroom.co.nz
Christchurch area Pauline Watson
12 Horner Street
Papanui
Christchurch 8053
Christchurch area Jan van der Heyden
80 Fisher Avenue
Beckenham
Christchurch 8242
Invercargill
Lower South Island
H&J Smith
Lingerie Department
66-74 Tay Street
Invercargill 9840
www.hjsmith.co.nz
Kapiti Coast
Lower North Island
Andrea Berrett
4 Realm Drive
Paraparaumu
Kapiti Coast District
 
Andrea regularly visits the Wellington, Hutt Valley, Otaki and Masterton areas.
Contact Andrea at to discuss drop off / pick up.
Nelson
Upper South Island
Foxy Lady
248 Queen Street
Richmond
Nelson 7020
info@foxylady.co.nz
Nelson
Upper South Island
Steph May
53a Wastney Terrace
Marybank
Nelson 7010
Taraniki, Fitzroy
North Island
Marion James
12 Record Street
Fitzroy
New Plymouth
Taranaki 4312

 

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 

PAKISTAN Lubna Ghani
Mustard Seed Sewing Training Program
Catholic Church Warryam Road
Toba Tek Singh 36050
Punjab - Pakistan

Size 12-14 (34"-36") B and C cup only. Larger cup sizes are not required at this time.

No Customs information is required to be enclosed to ship to Lubna.
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)
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


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

Founded in 2017, Two Hands One Life is a national sexual and reproductive health NGO working to end child marriage within the vast fishing communities of Uganda. Through health education, sensitisation, training, research, empowerment and advocacy, the organisation seeks to create a world fit for girl children.


 

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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