Forever Yours Lingerie is pleased to announce the launch of Supportive Start by Forever Yours Lingerie. We wanted to make a difference in our community, and what better than with what we know inside and out… bras!
We are now collecting new and GENTLY used bras and working with our suppliers to get new panties and other necessary items in order to distribute them to in-need and at-risk women.
Many of us take for granted that we can get up in the morning and put on a clean bra and panties. There are a lot of women for whom that is not an option. Women who have left a violent situation with nothing, are homeless, are marginalized, are living in poverty and don’t have the means to access the undergarments that they need. These are the women we hope to help with our new program!
We have started the collection process for our Supportive Start program! You can now drop off new or GENTLY used bras in-store. You will receive 20 points in your customer file for each eligible bra that you donate; up to a maximum of 100 points per month. Bras can be any size, color & brand (they do not need to be from our store, they can be from any store!).
What is “Gently” Used?
- Bras MUST be clean and free of stains
- No pilling, discoloration or deodorant marks
- Not stretched out or altered
- No holes or runs
- Hooks must be in good condition
- No odours or smoke
If you do not have a bra to donate but would still like to make a contribution, we will graciously accept monetary donations in store at the cashier.
You can also make a secure donation online through Paypal*:
If you have any further questions, please contact us in-store at 604-532-1933 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
*Please note that Supportive Start is a Charitable Initiative. Charities registered this way are not able to provide a tax deductible receipt. While you will be provided with a receipt from Paypal, this receipt cannot be used for income tax purposes. 100% of your donation will be put towards women in need of bras and other hygienic items.
Q: Why has Forever Yours Lingerie created this charitable initiative?
A: Supportive Start was developed by Forever Yours Lingerie to fill a need for women who face barriers in accessing properly fit bras, new panties, and toiletry items. The Supportive Start initiative will facilitate bra fit clinics in partnership with charitable organizations from across the lower mainland.
Q: What kind of donations is Forever Yours Lingerie looking for?
A: We are looking for donations of new or gently used bras, new panties, and sealed/unopened toiletries.
Q: How do I know if my bras are ok to donate?
A: If you wouldn’t give it to a friend, please don’t give it to us. We are looking for clean, gently used or new bras in any size.
Q: Is there a limit to the number of bras I can donate?
A: There is no limit.
Q: Do I get something for my donation?
A: We appreciate your donation and will credit your customer account with 20 points per bra, to a maximum of 100 points per month.
Q: Where can I drop off my donated bras?
A: Please drop off your donation at our store in downtown Langley.
Q: I don’t have any bras to donate, may I donate cash?
A: Yes. You may make a cash donation in-store or on-line (coming soon!).
Q: I don’t live in the area – can I mail my bras to you?
A: Yes! Please send your donation to:
Attn: Supportive Start
Forever Yours Lingerie
20460 Fraser Hwy
Langley, BC V3A 4G2
Q: Does Forever Yours Lingerie profit from the donated items?
A: No. With your donation, we will ensure local women-in-need receive a bra through fit clinics hosted in partnership with various charitable organizations from across the lower mainland.
Q: What happens if you get more bras than you need?
A: Any donations that we cannot use will be donated to The Bra Recyclers.
Press Release – April 8, 2014, Langley, B.C.
A brand that has become synonymous for its selection, service, and quality, Forever Yours Lingerie is pleased to announce the launch of Supportive Start by Forever Yours Lingerie. Developed to help fill a need for women who face barriers in accessing properly fit bras, this charitable initiative will facilitate the donation of quality bras, panties, and toiletries to in-need/at-risk women from across the lower mainland.
Over the years, Forever Yours Lingerie owner, Sonya Perkins came to recognize a gap in the need for undergarment donations for women. “We receive requests through the store from local agencies expressing a need for clean, like-new bras,” says Perkins. “Through our Supportive Start initiative, we will be better able to direct resources to those that need it.” With this new charitable initiative, the team at Forever Yours Lingerie look to help fill the need with no-cost bra fit clinics. Fit clinics will be hosted in partnership with various charitable partners from across the lower mainland.
“We are always inspired by our customers who tell us how much better they feel when wearing a bra that fits,” says Perkins. “Through this initiative we hope to share this confidence with in-need women who may not have access — for whatever reason — to properly fitting bras, panties, and toiletries.”
The team at Forever Yours Lingerie are excited about this new charitable initiative and are gearing up for their first bra drive on May 1st, 2014.
How it works: Through Supportive Start, Forever Yours Lingerie will collect donations of new and gently used bras of all sizes, and provide them to women-in-need through free fit clinics. If you do not have a bra available to donate, Forever Yours Lingerie will be accepting cash donations in-store and on-line to fund the purchase of new bras, panties, and toiletries as needed.
“We do not want any woman, who attends a fit clinic, to go without a bra that is fit to them; so we will work with our suppliers to ensure we find a bra that fits — regardless of size,” notes Perkins.
Forever Yours Lingerie was founded by Sonya Perkins and born out of the frustration to find fashion-forward, contemporary bras, lingerie and swimwear for the curvy woman. With the unique brands sourced from across Canada, the United States, and Europe, their knowledgeable team of fit-specialists will allow you to have fun with foundation-wear fashions regardless of your size.
To learn more about the best choice in bras and lingerie visit ForeverYoursLingerie.ca