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Donate your bras and help women in need

Posted at 8:38 PM, Oct 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-04 21:38:28-04

Methodist Physicians Clinic is asking women to look through their bra drawers and donate clean, gently used or new bras to help women at the Open Door Mission's Lydia House. 

You can drop off the bras at Methodist Women Hospital, Methodist Physicians Clinic Women's Center (192nd and Dodge) and Methodist Indian Hills in Omaha. Donations will be accepted throughout the month of October. 

“If someone doesn’t have the funds, there aren’t a whole lot of places that women can go to for inexpensive undergarments,” said Dr. Tifany Somer-Shely, an OB/GYN at Methodist Physicians Clinic Women’s Center who helped organize the drive said in a news release. “Shelters don’t necessary have enough to go around. If you are homeless or near homeless, you may have to use the same bra continuously for months or years on end or you just go without.”

Methodist says properly-fitting bras are essential for health reasons and help women feel good about themselves.