For women in disadvantaged communities a bra is often unobtainable or unaffordable. This project collects new and second hand bras and sends them wherever we have requests.
How to donate bras to the Uplift Project

Details on this page are current as at

   


   Don't waste money on Express Post - regular postage is fine.



     (including courier address in Victoria)


 


Australia - Bra Drop Off Points     [List current at ]

These drop off addresses are for small personal donations ONLY.
We have Bulk drop off points for larger collections. Your State Coordinator can advise.
If you want to run a collection, please see the "Want to Help?" page.

Thumbnail image of Uplift Project flyer
Thumbnail image of Uplift Project Drop Off Point sign

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.

Most drop off points will have a sign so that you know you are at the correct address (some examples to the left).

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 metro Melbourne please contact Ashlynn
Closed for summer break Metro Melbourne and Victorian Regional drop off points will be closed for the summer break December 1st till February 2020


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

Drop off points - rest of Victoria - please contact Ashlynn
Closed for summer break Metro Melbourne and Victorian Regional drop off points will be closed for the summer break December 1st till February 2020


Metro Sydney
SYDNEY
ENQUIRIES
For enquiries about drop off points in metro Sydney please contact Anna  
Closed for summer break Metro Sydney and NSW Regional drop off points will be closed for the summer break December 1st till February 2020


New South Wales - Regional
NSW
ENQUIRIES
For enquiries about drop off points in regional NSW please contact Anna  
Closed for summer break Metro Sydney and NSW Regional drop off points will be closed for the summer break on December 1st till February 2020


South Australia
Blackwood Blackwood Lingerie
364 Shepherds Hill Road
BLACKWOOD SA 5051
Eastwood SA Cancer Council
202 Greenhill Road
EASTWOOD SA 5063
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


Queensland
Uplift Project is pleased to work with Biome Eco Stores and Support the Girls in Queensland.

Support the Girls drop off points can be found at
https://www.supportthegirls.com.au/where-to-find-us-drop-off-points/
Balmoral Biome
216 Riding Road
BALMORAL QLD 4171
Brisbane CBD Biome
33 Adelaide Street
BRISBANE QLD 4000
Indooroopilly Biome
Level 3
Indooroopilly Shopping Centre
INDOOROOPILLY QLD 4068
Milton Biome
51 Douglas Street
MILTON QLD 4064
Paddington Biome
Collection Office
2 Latrobe Terrace
PADDINGTON QLD 4064


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


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 ]

IMPORTANT
When posting bras regular postage is fine.
Do not spend the extra money on Express Post or Registered.
Saving a day or two really makes no difference.

Uplift Project
9 Steven Street
HURSTBRIDGE VIC 3099
Uplift Project
6 Carinya Road
MOUNT COLAH NSW 2079
Waltja Tjutangku Palyapayi Aboriginal Corporation
Attn: Jane Clark
3 Ghan Street
ALICE SPRINGS NT 0870
Barunga Elder
PMB 26 Barunga
Post Office
KATHERINE NT 0852


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 Vicki
20 Harley Road
Hauraki
Auckland 0622
Auckland Trish Dee
2 O'Brien Road
Coatesville
Auckland 0793
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

Balclutha
Lower South Island
Balclutha Bookshop
3 John Street
Balclutha 9230
Cambridge Marie and Brigid
127 Maungakawa Road
Cambridge 3496
Christchurch Ballantynes
First Floor
43 Lichfield Street
Christchurch
www.ballantynes.co.nz
Christchurch The Fitting Room
207 Fendalton Road
Corner Fendalton and Clyde Roads
Christchurch 8052
www.thefittingroom.co.nz
Christchurch area
Ballantynes
314 Stafford Street
Timaru 7910
South Canterbury
www.ballantynes.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
Horowhenua
Lower South Island
Jess
44 Highbury Drive
Levin
Invercargill
Lower North 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

Andrea regularly visits the Wellington, Hutt Valley, Otaki and Masterton areas.
Contact Andrea at to discuss drop off / pick up.
Lower Hutt
Lower North Island
Anne
1 Hall Crescent
Central Hutt
Lower Hutt
Lower North Island
Dress for Success
Level 2, 105 High Street
Lower Hutt
Milton
Lower South Island
Curious Clothing / Fidelis Cafe
44 Union Street
Milton 9220
Nelson
Upper South Island
Belinda Roselli
20 Clairmont Heights
Stoke 7011
Nelson
Taraniki, Fitzroy
North Island
Marion James
12 Record Street
Fitzroy
New Plymouth
Taranaki 4312
Upper Hutt
Lower North Island
Ekko Naturals Ltd (Tanya)
City Arcade
123 High Street
Upper Hutt
Wairarapa
Lower North Island
Dress for Success Office
Wairarapa Community Centre
41 Perry Street
Masterton
Wairarapa
Lower North Island
Pathways Office (Wisegroup)
Reception
Level 1, Departmental Building
35 Chapel Street
Masterton
Wellington
Lower North Island
Dress for Success
Waterside House Level 3
220 Willis Street
Wellington
Wellington area
Lower North Island
Helen
9 Spencer Street
Crofton Downs
Wellington area
Lower North Island
Wisegroup Offices (Pathways)
Reception
Level 2, 181 Thorndon Quay
Thorndon
Whanganui
Lower North Island
Pathways Office
7 Park Place
Whanganui


Singapore
Singapore Branch
 
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.

Remove shop tags and hangers. Many women donate unworn bras with the cardboard tags and hangers still attached. While they may be "as new", if they've been lying in a drawer for years they are technically second hand and will not attract the import duty of new items. Remove shop tags and hangers before posting to avoid potential mix-ups which could result in expensive Customs charges being paid by the receiver.

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

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

Uplift Botswana Charity accepts all sizes

Important Customs and Import notes for Botswana:

To ensure that Uplift Botswana Charity 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 Charity 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 it 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.

Important Customs and Import notes for Uganda:

To ensure Two Hands One Life does not pay import duty on your donation, please include a letter to the Customs department stating:

¤ That you (donor) are donating these items to Two Hands One Life. ¤ That these items are a charitable donation. ¤ The number of pieces. ¤ List bras as "used clothing". The garment does not need to be specified. ¤ Estimate of the value - allow $AUD 0.50c to $AUD 1.00 per second hand bra. ¤ If items are new the receipt/invoice will be needed.


Within Australia courier bras to

Please e-mail before despatch, and tell us the volume. There is no big storage space at this address now, we need to plan ahead. (Please do not post bras to this address - we don't want to interrupt patient scheduling to visit the post office to collect).

South Morang Chiropractic Clinic
82 Reid Street
SOUTH MORANG VIC 3752
  Opening hours for delivery
Mon & Thu 1:00pm - 8:00pm
Tue, Wed & Fri 9.30am - 3.00pm


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.

South Pacific

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 Against Breast Cancer www.againstbreastcancer.org.uk/recycling/bra-recycling/
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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