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Donate a Bra at Bloomers, Get a Discount

by Katie Pyzyk — May 15, 2012 at 3:45 pm 3,063 16 Comments

Bloomers in Shirlington is encouraging women to take off their bras for a good cause. This Saturday, May 19, the store will host its 2nd Annual Bra Drive.

The drive started last year at the Old Town store, and this year the newer Shirlington location (4150 Campbell Avenue) will participate as well. Donations of new or gently used bras are accepted, and will be given to BraRecyclers. The organization distributes bras around the world to women and girls who have been stricken by disaster, or are in a state of transitioning back into self-sufficiency.

Megan Monticone, who is in charge of social media for Bloomers, explained that although all styles and sizes are needed, there is a particular need for donations of maternity bras, nursing bras and bras for larger breasted women, such as sizes DD and higher. Those tend to be harder to come by and more expensive than other types of bras.

“For women who are in positions of trying to transition, it’s hard to get the right size and be able to afford it,” Monticone said.

Customers can bring in bras to the Shirlington location from 10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. Anyone who donates will receive a 20% discount off the cost of one new bra at Bloomers. Customers who donate will also receive a tank top, while supplies last. Those who can’t make it on Saturday are encouraged to drop off a donation any time this week, but the discount will only apply on Saturday.

Bloomers will also donate $1 to BraRecyclers for every new “Like” on its Facebook page during the month of May.

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  • G Clifford Prout (now moderated for extra purity)

    Can men donate their bras as well?

    • WeiQiang

      ‘course, brah.

      • not your bro

        stole my line, bro

        • drax

          Damn, missed it too.

    • JamesE

      manzier

    • Kramer

      I belive the correct term is a “mansierre”, brah.

      • Frank Costanza

        Bro!

  • Tabs

    What a great idea.

  • TrevorLiftsAndSeparates

    Surely, this topic was inspired by today’s news.

  • Cyrus

    “Bloomers in Shirlington is encouraging women to take off their bras for a good cause”

    …And when is it not a good cause for women to remove their bras?

    • Gloria Steinem

      Who wears a bra these days?

      • thelevyisdry

        +1

  • jigga

    SEXISM IF I HAVE EVER SEEN IT>
    I WILL NOT STAND FOR SUCH DISCRIMINATION

  • Nasty Old Man

    What do I get for a pair of stained tighty whities?

  • Joan

    I don’t wear a bra anymore, not that I really have to. Have never been clinical studies to determine whether wearing, or not wearing, a bra has anything to do with developing breast cancer. Why not? Took decades before HRT was evaluated through clinical trials. Once the clinical trials were completed – don’t take HRT. Our bodies were not designed for bras, high heels, etc.

  • TY

    Many prescription drugs prescribed for children have never had clinical trials conducted with children; the adult dose is reduced.

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