“Better to donate than accumulate…”

Let’s face it: we all have a bra that stays forever at the back of our lingerie drawer, unworn. Maybe you bought it for a special occasion, maybe it was on sale, or maybe it was a gift? Perhaps you have simply changed your shape or weight, had a baby, or stopped nursing?

If the bra doesn’t fit…donate it!    

Donate Bras and Underpants

Bras are made of non-biodegradable materials (synthetic fabric, underwire, etc.) Donating your bra not only decreases the number of bras entering our landfills, but it also provides DESPERATELY needed help to women using homeless shelter services. The bra you donate to Dignity Matters is likely to be the only properly fitting bra the women who receives it will own. 

pic1-400pxwWhy do homeless women need your donation of bras and underwear?

Because they simply cannot afford them, and homeless women first give up the things that are “invisible” such as underwear and socks. And since bras are such a personal item, many women never think of donating them. Perfectly good and usable bras end up being thrown out, instead of being donated. 

Let Dignity Matters recycle your GENTLY used bras in a way that will positively impact the lives of women in our community.

What do we accept?

1. Female underpants – new with tags. Any brand, type, size, or color.

2. Bras – both new and gently used.  All sizes (30-44, A – DDD+) and styles are needed, including underwire bras, sports bras, maternity bras, shape wear, etc. Nursing bras are very sought after – nursing moms leak, and a nursing bra gives the dignity of a dry shirt.

*We do not accept mastectomy bras at this point, as we do not partner yet with hospitals to distribute them.

Please note, that donated used bras must be freshly laundered, and have no stains, pilling, discoloration or holes. The women that we support through Dignity Matters are at a very tough time in their lives, and a part of helping them regain their self-confidence and self-respect is to treat them with dignity. That includes fitting them with a bra that we wouldn’t mind giving to our friend.

If you have bras or underpants to donate please send them to:

Dignity Matters, Inc.
Po Box 72
Wayland, MA, 01778

You can also drop them off at our permanent collection bin at:

19 Barney Hill Rd
Wayland, MA, 01778

If you are close to Wayland, MA, you may also contact us at info@dignity-matters.org and we can arrange a drop–off point for you.

We also accept monetary donations or you can purchase an item from our Amazon Wish List. It is easy, and practical. Your order ships directly to us.