Finally, crooner Tom Jones can return those ladies’ undergarments that he’s been pelted with for decades.
The Woman’s Club of Morristown is collecting bras for charity. New and gently used brassieres can be dropped off at the club’s 51 South St. headquarters through Oct. 25, 2013.
This bra drive is a joint effort with local plastic surgeon Brian Glatt and The Bra Recyclers, a textile firm that strives to keep used bras out of landfills by recycling them among women and girls in need.
BONUS: Bring a bra to the club on Oct. 8 at 7 pm, and you can attend a Zumbathon at no charge.
P.S. to Tom Jones: You’re on your own with the panties.
FROM THE WOMAN’S CLUB OF MORRIS COUNTY:
WOMAN’S CLUB OF MORRISTOWN COLLECTING BRAS FOR CHARITY
MORRISTOWN, NJ, September 17, 2013 – The Woman’s Club of Morristown, in partnership with the Morristown office of board-certified plastic surgeon Brian S. Glatt, MD, FACS, is hosting a “Bra Drive” to benefit women in need. New and lightly used bras can be dropped off at the Woman’s Club headquarters, 51 South Street, Morristown, weekdays between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. The cutoff date for collection is October 25.
Donors can also attend a Zumbathon on Tuesday, October 8, at 7 p.m. at the Woman’s Club. Admission is a bra donation. Zumba Fitness combines elements of both aerobics and Latin dance. Approximately 14 million people take weekly Zumba classes in more than 150 countries. Guests will also be able to learn about Club membership. For more information about the Zumbathon, contact ESS@wcomt.org or email@example.com.
If the donated bra is new, the tags should be left on. Previously worn bras merely need to be laundered. All sizes and styles of bras are needed, including specialized bras like post-surgery and maternity bras. The garments do need to be in good condition, with functional clasps and straps.
Handling and distribution of the bras will be done by The Bra Recyclers, a textile recycling company which distributes bras around the world to deserving women and girls in transition. The Bra Recyclers’ mission is to reduce the amount of textiles that unnecessarily go to landfills by recycling and reusing them to reshape the environment and the lives of people around the world. The Arizona-based firm notes that bras are one of the most requested items in shelters and transitional programs worldwide. Its fourth annual Bra Recycling Month, held in October, ties into that month’s traditional observance of breast cancer and domestic violence awareness. More information is available at www.brarecycling.com.
The members of the Woman’s Club of Morristown are dedicated to serving their community through civic, cultural, and educational projects. The group works closely with the NJ State Federation of Women’s Clubs and the General Federation of Women’s Clubs. The Club is a non-profit, non-political, non-sectarian organization whose purpose is to promote improvements within its community; to offer civic and cultural activities; and to preserve its headquarters, the historic Dr. Lewis Condict House. More information is available at www.wcomt.org or https://www.facebook.com/#!/