Thursday, August 2, 2012

Free the Girls

"He defended the cause of the poor and needy, and so all went well.  Is that not what it means to know me? declares the Lord.
Jeremiah 22:16

A couple weeks ago I wrote a post about modern day slavery and the sex trade industry.  At the end of that post I listed different ways that we can help these women and girls who have been rescued from slavery. I have been doing a lot of research on this topic and I am amazed at all the groups out there working hard to  get these women and girls out of slavery and the work that goes into helping these ladies get on their feet and recover.

Let me introduce you to Free the Girls.

We work alongside safe houses around the world that rescue women
 from sex trafficking and provide rehabilitation services.
Your donation helps survivors of human trafficking make a living selling used clothing while they recover and build their new life.

Selling second hand clothes has not only become quite a business here in the US but has become a profitable way to make a living in many other countries.  Free the Girls is using this sustainable model  to help women who have come out of the sex industry start their own business.

What do these women sell?  They sell bras.

Why bras?  These women who have come out of slavery have been abused by men. This type of business gives them the opportunity to only work with women.  How brilliant is that!

How can we help?  We can donate our quality, used bras.  The women receive their first inventory of bras at no cost to them.  They do pay a small fee for additional bras once they sell their initial inventory.  That fee is used to help with shipping costs. 

Would you help?  Would you donate a bra?  I am going to be collecting bras over the next couple of weeks.  If you live in the area, I will be shipping off a box in mid August.  If you don't live in this area you can just mail in your donation directly to Free the Girls.

Free the Girls
8200 S. Quebec Street
Centennial, CO. 80112

Christ has no body on earth but yours,
no hands but yours,
no feet but yours.
Yours are the eyes through which
Christ's compassion for the world is to look out;
yours are the feet with which He is to go about doing good;
and yours are the hands with which He is to bless us now.
-Saint Teresa of Avila



  1. I love this! What a brilliant idea. I've got several bras taking up space in my drawer, so I'm pulling them out and boxing them up today. Thank you for spreading the word about this great ministry so others can help too!