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MardiBras 2018

Forget Mardi Gras,This Year It's MardiBras!

MardiBras 2018

Mardi Bras is a campaign to collect underwear, bras or feminine hygiene products (new with tags please) for the women and girls who are staying in the Volunteer of America’s family shelters.

Volunteer of America’s family shelters serve more than 400 women and girls each year. The women come to the shelter with very little, often just the clothes they are wearing and focused more on the needs of their children then on themselves. While many people donate clothes, bras and underwear are rarely donated and yet they are vital. And, one of a woman's most basic needs is a little embarrassing - feminine hygiene products. These, too, are items that are rarely donated, expensive for shelters to replenish and not covered by food stamps. And, there is a certain level of awkwardness associated with requesting these necessary items. Mardi Bras collections remove the stigma and help to provide women experiencing poverty or homelessness with these essential items. Every woman deserves to feel good about themselves!

If you are interested in holding a Mardi Bra event or learning how you can help please call us at 585-402-7204 or email