Raise funds for vital research
For the unwanted bras they receive, they receive a donation (based on weight) to help fund vital research to help with prevention, detection and increase the survival rate on diagnosis. The amount of money they receive is dependent on the weight of the bras, the more bras they receive, the more money they have for this crucial research.
Could your place of work be a good place to hold a recycle bank? If you’re able to coordinate and hold up to 400 bras for collection, you can take advantage of the free delivery and collection service of the bra bank. Find out more through their website.
Support small businesses in Africa
Not only do your unwanted bras help support the important work that Against Breast Cancer do, but your bras are sent to small businesses in Africa where they revitalise them so they can be sold on. Bras are extremely expensive to make and many women in Africa go without because they can’t afford them. Not only will this give women access to affordable underwear but it helps keep the people in the small businesses stay out of poverty.
Properly dismantle and recycle bras
And for those that can’t be repurposed, they are dismantled and appropriately recycled, ensuring no bra is ever wasted or ends up at a landfill.
It’s not just bras you can donate. You can also donate used stamps, printer cartridges and other clothing items to help support their research.