Supportive Start – News & Events
It’s been a Roaring 20 years: 2016 Fashion Show
A Night at the Carnival: 2015 Fashion Show
Click the photo above to view all the pictures from the event.
A Night at the Carnival was held on May 29th. Thank you to all of our sponsors, volunteers, models and staff for an amazing night.
Five-hundred Bras, Oh My!
June 24, 2014, Langley, B.C.: More than 500 bras, 300 guests, and two fit clinics completed, the team at Forever Yours Lingerie were overwhelmed with the support for their new charitable initiative, Supportive Start. The launch of the initiative addresses the basic needs of lower mainland women who do not have access to properly fit undergarments through personalized bra fit clinics.
Catching up with store-owner and Supportive Start founder, Sonya Perkins remarks the last two months have been a whirlwind, “I am thrilled with the response we have received for Supportive Start,” exclaims Perkins. “From the Ooh Lala Lingerie Fashion Affair to sorting the bras donations to and meeting the women at our first fit clinics, we have been busy, but so worthwhile.” Perkins and her team have collected more than 500 bras, some from as far away as Florida and New York, which will be donated to women through at bra fit clinics hosted in partnership with local charitable organizations.
In true Forever Yours Lingerie style, 300 guests were treated to a fashionable kick-off through the lingerie store’s inaugural lingerie fashion affair event on May 23rd. Attendees experienced an upbeat two-hour show that saw women and men of all shapes, strut down the runway in this season’s latest lingerie and bathing suit fashion to the cheers and applause of engaged on-lookers. Not to forget the reason for the event, Perkins announced the launch of Supportive Start and the booking of their first bra fit clinic, bringing the evening full circle.
Working with the team at the Salvation Army Gateway of Hope in mid-June, Supportive Start provided bras, panties, and washing solution, to local in-need women through a personal fitting event, “The ladies we met through our first fit clinic were fantastic,” notes Forever Yours Lingerie fit specialist, Paula. “There is something really special about the confidence that comes from wearing a bra that fits. It is a great to hear each woman’s story and comments as we walked through each fitting.”
If you are a lower mainland charitable organization providing support to women in-need, connect with Forever Yours Lingerie’s Supportive Start team through their website, ForeverYoursLingerie.ca/SupportiveStart. Bra fit clinics and garments are provided at no cost to the organization or the women who attend the fit clinic.
Ooh La La: A lingerie Fashion Affair
“Ooh La La: A Lingerie Fashion Affair” was held May 23, 2014. Click the image above to view photos, videos and more from the event!
April 8, 2014
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.