Tuesday, September 17, 2013

One for the BOYS! (not really) but you can HELP!

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I was recently contacted by Theodora Thambo - the founder of a new "happiness organisation" in South Africa named - 

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The aim of Girls, on a Mission is to sow happiness, love and a sense of sisterhood amongst girls from different races, backgrounds and faiths. We aim to unite the young women of South Africa within their diversity, and bring together girls from all walks of life.

in general, Girls on a Mission was started to  

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During October - Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Girls On a Mission have started the B.Y.O.B (Bring Your Old Bra) campaign and they are aiming to collect "gently used" bras to donate to a shelter for young girls in Hillbrow. Many of the young women at this Hillbrow shelter have run away from home to escape from domestic abuse.

So, ladies!
(and men, if you are "that way" inclined)

Dig through your drawers and go search for any bras that are:

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or any bras that you have "fallen out of love with" or could do without - 
to donate to this worthy cause.

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(pic above: from Thee)

You don't need to be South African or living in South Africa to participate in this initiative - 

simply send off your old/gently used bras to :

Girls On a Mission
79 The Grande
6th road
Hyde Park

Let's give them some support!


Megs H said...

Such a great post...thanks for sharing and letting us know about this great cause! I will definitely be getting involved in it because paying it forward is just great :) xxx

JulieS said...

I just discovered your blog! Really fun and I especially loved the story of how you and your husband got together, engaged, married etc! I have saved your blog into my favourites folder. xx

Claudz said...

Such a great idea and I have too many that need to GO!!

GeeGee said...

Also similar initiatives in England for women in refuges - glad to see the JHB one!

Tammy said...

Was just clearing out my pre-baby underwear drawer and wondering what to do with all my hardly-worn-and-still-so-pretty-but-now-entirely-the-wrong-size bras. For real! One times bag of support heading for Jozi in the morning.

Che Kershaw said...

Ah im so glad! YAY for helping out others! :)

Che Kershaw said...

Awesome! so happy to see people paying it forward!

Che Kershaw said...

ah yay! im so glad you've just stumbled upon it - and WELCOME to the indieBerries madness! :) we had an awesome engagement/love story! x

Che Kershaw said...

great!! ship them along - and go and treat yourself to a pretty new one!

Che Kershaw said...

very cool initiative for the JHB peoples! :)

Jo Wood said...

Awesome initiative Che!!

Johlet said...

WOW love this!!!! :)

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