Bra Gifting Day
At the Women’s Space @ Labrador
Supported by BreastScreen Queensland , Intimo Lingerie Diamond Stylists and Oscar and Oscar Robina
We hosted one of our Bra Gifting Days at the Women’s Space @ Labrador which is a fantastic center
developed by the Gold Coast City Council Labrador Division and run by the Benevolent Society. The event was to empower and bring dignity and respect to those women in the community that simply cannot afford a bra.
The morning was a huge success. We had over 80 people come through the door. We empowered over 33 domestic violence victims along with many other vulnerable women from the local community.
Thanks to our collaboration and partnership with BreastScreen Queensland we could talk to each one face to face and offer them advice on their breast health and ensure they actually do get a breast screen check. We were able to facilitate booking an appointment for them online, or get their details to send through to BreastScreen Queensland who will organize a specific day once a month whereby these vulnerable women can go for a breast screen check. This is so vital as sadly 80% or more of these women will present to a public A&E with advanced breast cancer.
We also had the incredible Alexis who is supports us with her business as in Bra Stylist and fitter. Alexis is a successful team member of the Intimo Lingerie Diamond team. The statistics of how many women are wearing the wrong bra is over 85% and higher and there are so many negative effects of wearing the wrong size bra. Alexis ensures each women is fitted with the correct size bra.
In three hours we fitted over 40 women and the atmosphere and response from those we empowered was electric and so tangible and something that needs to be felt in reality. No words can express the happy upbeat feeling in the centre.
We also had free hair cuts done by the fabulous Lisa from Oscar and Oscar Salon in Robina. We had Amber giving the women facials. We had Renate giving these wonderful women massages and of course the gorgeous Noni spreading her calm gentle charm and presence.
We are so grateful to each and everyone that gave of their time. Huge shout goes out to Kate and the volunteers at the centre who keep the wheels in motion at Women’s Space @ Labrador.
HiRUM Software Donation
Support The Girls Australia Gold Coast Support
We would like to say a huge thank you to HiRUM Software Technologies especially Rebecca who met our Director Jane at a recent function. She rallied the troops and their clients and the result was nothing short of mind boggling. A big shout out too to Champagne for Breakfast on Chevron Island for their donation of new bras. This is going to empower so many women in need.
We recently had the pleasure of being the selected charity at one of Paula Brand’s fantastic Spirited Business Women’s Events. We received an incredible selection of bras and the highlight had to be all the ladies throwing their bras into the air. Note – no bras were damaged in this process. It was great to bring awareness to the community of the struggles that so many of our fellow women go through.
Our Melbourne team had the delight of meeting Nic from Women Helping Families In Need. It was wonderful to collaborate and supply them with Bras for women and girls in the community. They supplied Support The Girls Australia with clothing. It is collaboration like this that makes communities all come together.
During the month of April we had the privilege of being supported by the incredible Intimo Diamond team around the country. Domestic violence is sadly a huge issue in this country and sadly we too often see the end result with women living on the streets.
We are over the moon to announce that we received over 10 000 bras. They have all been sorted, washed and labelled ready to go to their new homes.
We are unfortunately not able to use some of the bras. We are extremely particular when it comes to the quality of bras we give out. They have to be as close to new as possible. If they have any marks, slight pulls in the fabric, discolouring they do not get donated. This is so important as we are all about empowering women and we do not want to give them any bra that does not meet the strictest quality control.
Once again a huge thank you to all the beautiful Diamond Intimo consultants and to our amazing team members who have sorted through the huge volume.