A local church is taking part in a fundraiser aiding women in South Africa. New Love Ministries is working with the national nonprofit Raising A Nation Foundation to gather new and gently used bras.
Organizers of the fundraiser point out that while for most women, a bra is a basic necessity, the garments are a luxury for many poor women. In South Africa, for example, many female farm workers are out in the fields without support for their heavy breasts, which can result in major back issues.
Locals are asked to donate to Support Our Sisters through Wednesday, April 18. All sizes are welcome, but the need is greater for new bras in sizes 28-32 and 42 and above, in call cup sizes. Other sizes can be used and can include nursing bras and sports bras. Monetary donations are also being sought to cover shipping costs to South Africa.
The bra drive will culminate with a Priscilla Shirer Simulcast at New Love Ministries, 6412 Tupelo Drive, Suite H, Citrus Heights, on Saturday, April 28. The event will be the final chance to drop off donated support garments for this yearâ€™s drive.
For more information, contact Sheryl Smith at (916) 472-0103 or to arrange a pick up, contact Carol Harmon at (916) 591-4063.