Supporting the Uplift Project with Pinky McKay

by Corryn, Milk and Love Owner

Milk and Love is honoured to be part of The Uplift Project this year. We've joined the amazing  Pinky McKay, Parenting Expert and Lactation Consultant, to help collect second hand bras for women in disadvantaged communities as part of The Uplift Project.

The Uplift Project is an initiative to send new and second hand bras, reusable breast pads, swimwear, and underpants (new) to women in disadvantaged communities. 

Since 2005, Uplift has sent over 1 million bras wherever women have requested them. Sometimes it is the small things we do that can make the most difference to another person's life.

Do you have any of these items you could donate?

It is Spring, and many of us are cleaning out old drawers and finding items we no longer need. Uplift has put together a list of items they are collecting:

Size 8-16, A-DD cup ( 30-40 / 80-100 ) in good condition, including crop top styles.

Size 18+, A-DD cup ( 42+ / 105+ )

Nursing bras including crop tops, ANY condition will do. If it will catch a leak it is better than nothing, which is the alternative. Reuseable nursing pads are also appreciated.

E cup plus, ANY size Likely to be the only properly fitting bras that a woman gets in her life.

Mastectomy Bras and Breast Forms (prostheses) Like gold. If possible please send the box with the breast form/prosthesis, and put the relevant bras under the plastic mould, in the bottom of the box. These will be given to hospitals for distribution. If sending bras only, without breast forms/prostheses, please put a note in the bag/postpack so we don't miss-sort them.

Swimwear, any size. Swimwear is great for keeping warm if you are standing in the water fishing with a hand line for a couple of hours. It is also handy for coastal women who dive for cash crops.

Underpants, new. In some places a girl without underpants does not go to school during her period.

If you don't live in Brisbane please check out other collection points via Pinky McKay or via The Uplift Project.

Where to Drop Off

If you are located near Milk and Love, please drop by and ring our doorbell to visit. Alternatively you can leave them in the box next to our front door inside Cafe Bema. 

Otherwise you can post your bras directly to Boobie Bikkies at 

Boobie Bikkies Uplift Project

PO Box 5265

Studfield VIC 3152

Or drop off at another Boobie Bikkies retailer:

  • Bayside Nutrition - Southland Shopping Centre, Cheltenham VIC
  • Little Organics - 620 Bell St, Preston VIC
  • Go Vita Grafton - Grafton Shoppingworld, 52-74 Fitzroy Street, Grafton NSW
  • From Baby To Kids - 34 Lincoln Highway, Port Lincoln SA

Other Ways You Can Help

If you don't have any items you can donate, please consider making a donation to The Uplift Project to help with shipping costs and administration. You can also share this information, or help raise awareness about The Uplift Project by sharing their website on social media.