What we do
Our ‘Bra Gifiting Days’ are all about empowering women with dignity and respect. These events are the key ingredient that makes Support The Girls Australia the organisation it is. The purpose of these days is twofold. Firstly, we provide women with bras, underwear, toiletries and menstrual hygiene products which provides dignity and encourages a sense of self-worth and self-care. Secondly, we get to connect with the women face to face. (This is what we are all about). This is critical. Compassion and Conversation are a crucial element of our Bra Fitting Events. Sadly today there are so many women that are socially isolated. There are numerous variables for this. Financial isolation – they do not have the means to go out and have a coffee or meal with someone, anxiety/depression. They do not have the ability to go out and socialize. Traumu/DV. They may have been in a domestic violence situation and be in a shelter and not have access to support and then 2020 saw the world being impacted by Covid which has had an enormous impact on people already disadvantaged. By coming to a Bra Gifting Event these women get to meet others who may be in the same boat. One of our beautiful volunteers could, through having a conversation, give them confidence to take action for themselves. This is part of our long term aim is to provide women with a platform in which they can imagine and see a future for themselves. The scenarios are many but they make an enormous difference. Seeing women walk out the door with their heads held high and a spring in their step is wonderful.
The second purpose of the Outreach Project is our commitment to providing women and girls in remote and inaccessible locations especially indigenous communities.