Spring Cleaning Bra Drive 2013
Posted on 22 July 2013
Hong Kong's first annual Bra Drive hosted by Sheer received over 1,200 donations!
A great big thank you to our beloved charities Vision First in Hong Kong, Mother's Hope India, AFESIP Cambodia, and Mother's Heart Cambodia.
For Sheer's first annual Spring Cleaning Bra Drive in Hong Kong, we graciously received over 1,200 donations to benefit 4 special charities in Hong Kong, India, and Cambodia. The bras were distributed to women refugees, pregnant women in impoverished conditions, and victims of sex trafficking, among other underprivileged women in need.
About the Charities
Vision First in Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong supports over 500 refugee members irrespective of religion, race, nationality, social group or political opinion. Almost half of the members are women, arriving to Hong Kong as refugees forced to leave war-stricken countries such as Somalia, Sri Lanka, Africa, Iran, and Afghanistan, and allowed to bring only a small bag of personal belongings. Having suffering atrocities at home in addition to poverty, malnutrition, and separation from family, Vision First aids in efforts to provide basic needs for asylum seekers to rebuild their lives.
Mother’s Hope in India’s Northeastern Nagaland state work to provide unconditional love and care to under-aged pregnant girls undergoing crisis pregnancies. The girls, many victims of sexual abuse and HIV, seek shelter at Mother’s Hope in their short stay home. The organization also aids women from economically challenged backgrounds living in five nearby villages. Mother’s Hope provides basic medical services and baby services for newborns and infants needing permanent homes.
AFESIP in Cambodia cares for those victimized by trafficking and sex slavery. AFESIP aims to successfully rescue, rehabilitate and reintegrate survivors into the community through financial independence in a sustainable and innovative manner. Young survivors typically spend a few months at AFESIP’s rehabilitation center and have no personal belongings.
Mother’s Heart in Cambodia is the first crisis pregnancy counseling service in Cambodia, providing support for every woman facing an unplanned or unwanted pregnancy. Many victims at Mother’s Heart come from extremely vulnerable situations from trafficking, sexual abuse, HIV, and poverty. Services include legal counseling for trafficking, rape, HIV, and mental health.
Thank you to all who participated in the drive!