During its recent Free the Girls campaign, the Women’s Club of Milton collected over 600 gently used bras donated from the local area.
Free the Girls is an international nonprofit organization devoted to assisting sex-trafficking survivors with a path to true freedom. Its goal for freedom is measured by economic freedom, restored health, social well-being, education, and opportunity for a different, hopeful future. With holistic reintegration programs and economic opportunity through bras, these woman empower themselves to change the trajectory of their lives.
The donations of the new or gently used bras will improve opportunities for women to start their own businesses by selling bras in their local secondhand clothing markets while they recover and rebuild their lives. The organization currently works in El Salvador, Mozambique and Costa Rica.
Bra collection sites were established in several conveniently located Milton neighborhoods, which allowed anyone to make a simple non-contact porch drop-off during COVID-19.
Also, in coordination with Volunteer Delaware 50+ and the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services, the club completed its Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service project Code Purple. Food donations were collected in Milton neighborhoods for items to be used for to-go meals for Code Purple shelters. The meals are distributed to homeless individuals who are required to leave the shelter in early morning and not return until early evening.
The response from those living in a number of neighborhoods was very heartwarming. A pickup truck and an SUV, loaded with the individually wrapped food items, were dispatched to the Georgetown meal distribution center.
The Women’s Club of Milton members thank everyone who contributed to both these worthy causes and helping others less fortunate. Together, people can make a difference in someone’s life.
The WCOM is a member of the General Federation of Women's Clubs, one of the world’s oldest and largest women's service organizations dedicated to community improvement through volunteer service. Each club sets its agenda and works on projects and programs that address the specific needs of its communities. For more information about membership, go to womensclubofmilton.org.