Let's discuss them, shall we?
What started out as a few bras here and there, quickly grew into a mountain of unmentionables that overran Kimba Langus' Denver basement.
Why, oh why, did this stay at home mom start collecting an insane amount of bras?
The answer: Two years ago, Kimba's friend, David, who lives in Southern Africa, approached Kimba about partnering together to form an organization that assists survivors of sex trafficking.
That idea is now Free the Girls (Get it? Get it? Bras? Boobs? Get it? Plus one for some serious creativity in naming this organization).
In many places around the world, second-hand clothing proves profitable, and bras are sought after items. Kimba works in Denver to gather bras, and then ships them to David, who distributes the bras to sex trafficking survivors in Southern Africa.
The women who receive the bras sell them and often make up to five times the average minimum wage in their communities.
Now, this isn't just about handouts. The women are given a starting inventory of bras and once that is gone, they pay a small amount of money for additional inventory.
Do you know what I love about this story?
It drives home what I believe in regards to living a generous life. Find a cause that moves you. Get involved in a small way (and sometimes that means pulling an old bra from the back of your drawer). Repeat. Practice this formula, and you will see change. You will be changed.
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Posted by Amy Sullivan at 6:02 AM