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About The Event
Did you know that bras, underwear, and menstrual supplies are the least donated items, but most needed among women living in homeless shelters? These items are not covered by food stamps and are very expensive for shelters to purchase and keep an adequate supply of.
Women (and their children) living in homeless shelters are typically victims of domestic violence fleeing from abusive homes or are single mothers who have lost their jobs due to unforeseen circumstances and need help getting back on their feet. These women are in a very vulnerable
Regardless of the situation that led these women to homelessness, they need physical and mental support to transition to better lives for themselves and their children.
Bring your NEW bras to this "Bra-B-Que" (BBQ) to help support the local non-profit, BRAWS (Bringing Resources to Aid Women's Shetlers). Or simply purchase a ticket, and we will make the purchase on your behalf.
BRAWS was founded
four years ago, our founder Holly Seibold wanted to do something to help women in local homeless shelters. She held a small collection drive at her house, inviting friends and neighbors to donate. They collected over 300 new bras, as well as underwear, pads, and tampons. Holly brought the items to three shelters in the area and soon other shelters were reaching out to her, requesting she hold more donation drives.
Since then, BRAWS has donated thousands of bras, pairs of underwear, and packages of menstrual supplies to over 40 area shelters and approximately 4,000 women and girls in the DC metro area.
Our mission is to provide them not only with tangible items they need, but to empower them to gain independence and stability.