Be a Dear and Donate a Brassiere

The Be a Dear and Donate a Brassiere (BAD) Group meets monthly, on the 4th Wednesday of the month, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. in the Tea Room. Join this group to help support women in transition and have fun at the same time.

The Be a Dear and Donate a Brassiere (BAD) Group meets monthly, on the 4th Wednesday of the month, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. in the Tea Room. Join this group to help support women in transition and have fun at the same time.

BAD recycles gently used bras and collects new underpants and then donates them to local shelters, clothing and career closets and anywhere where women can use the SUPPORT of a well-fitting bra. The women in this group help other women select bras at bra distribution events including Project Homeless Connect, the HomeFIrst cold weather shelters and at special emergency distributions such as the event for the 2017 flood victims. Through-out the year hundreds of bras are delivered to agencies around the Bay Area.

Major Events:

  • OktoBRAfest a fundraiser for local non-profits that assist women and the funding of a Bra Bank for purchasing bras for women who need special sizes or styles. Enjoy Polka music, homemade German food and more at this fun-filled event. In 2017 we honored Virginia and Albert Becker of the Family Album Project. We also honored one of our Super Supporters, Duet Plastic Surgery our drop off location in Palo Alto, California.
  • Communi-TEA 2018 - BAD partnered with the Ladies Who Do Lunch Group of SJWC to present Communi-TEA, a Women’s Gathering for Sipping, SUPPORT & Story Swapping. 80 plus women who utilize the services of agencies such as Downtown Streets Team, onRoute22, Sacred Heart Community Service, Lifted Spirits, HomeFirst attended this very special luncheon.  A woman who has made a positive impact in our community was seated at each table to share lunch and chat. Santa Clara County Supervisor Cindy Chavez was the honorary host, Retired Judge LaDoris Cordell was our inspirational speaker and Shay Franco-Clausen was the awesome Emcee.

Event sponsors:

  • Office of Women’s Policy - Santa Clara County, Commission on the Status of Women
  • THIRDLOVE
  • LUXIE
  • Strickland Family LLC
  • Gardner Health Services

Donate Bras and Undergarments

Gently used and new bras are needed as well as new panties. Bras should be clean, unstained, with hooks that work and clasps that are working. We have drop off locations at the SJWC during club events only. For other locations please email BAD@sjwomansclub.org or get more details on how to donate.

Group History

Be a Dear was founded in 2009 by club members Eileen Hunter, Lisa Collins and Beverly Williams. Before joining the SJWC in 2014, they had already collected more than 10,000 bras for local charities! The number of bras collected today is over 25,000 now.

Keep up with Be a Dear on their Facebook site.

Contact Chair Eileen Hunter for more information.