Support the Girls – Bra Drive

Making Waves Boatel is very excited to host a bra drive during the month of May as part of a worldwide charitable initiative called “Support the Girls”.  We will be collecting new and gently-used bras and feminine hygiene products for local women’s shelters in Toronto.  

Why bras? We collected bras for Street Haven Shelter in December because people rarely donate bras. They were very grateful but it wasn’t enough to sustain all the demand. Bras are so essential for women’s health, self-esteem, employment, and feminine hygiene products are expensive, and necessary every month for health and personal hygiene. We decided to do it again for the month of May and to ask all of you to support us to achieve our goal. We would like to collect 200 bras on this drive.

How to donate? We encourage our guests to bring new or used bras to donate (cash donations accepted as well). Friends, neighbours and business associates can contact me directly for a convenient time to drop off at the Boatel. If you wish to place a collection box at your office or condo then please contact me for more details.

What are we collecting? Any kind of bra: sports bras, nursing bras, maternity bras, training bras, lacy bras, camisoles and more. Please ensure that gently used bra are freshly washed and in good condition. Any cash donations will be used to buy feminine hygiene products. 

Who will benefit? Your efforts will help countless homeless and less fortunate women. Bras and feminine hygiene products we collect in May will be distributed directly to: Street Haven and YWCA women’s shelters in Toronto by me.

Your own bra drive? If you would like to distribute directly to your own local shelter then please send me a quick email with the name of the shelter, number of bras, number of individual pads and number of individual tampons so that I can advise the organizers who keep track of all the donations worldwide or you can contact them directly at 

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About Diane Greene

Diane Greene stepped off the corporate treadmill in 2004 for pursue a life of traveling and adventure. 10 years later she is still operating Toronto's only Boat Bed and Breakfast and travelling with her husband on Boatel, their 65 foot trawler in the US and Bahamas during the winter. Diane has three wonderful children and 3 grandbabies. Diane loves photography, travel and scuba diving.

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