For two years in a row, Africa We Care has been the recipient of thousands of brassieres form 91.7 FM Radio Station in Edmonton, the Bounce.  In its annual fundraising campaign dubbed “Bras Across the Bridge” in support of the Breast Cancer Foundation, the Edmonton radio station collects many thousands of brassieres.  For every brassiere it receives, the radio station donates one dollar towards the fight against breast cancer.

At the end of the fundraising campaign, the radio station in turn donates all the brassieres it received to Africa We Care, an Edmonton based non-profit empowerment organisation dedicated to the alleviation of suffering in Africa.  Talk of killing two birds with one lob of the stone!

Africa We Care volunteers sort and bundle the bras into bales of 55 kilograms (121 pounds), which are then shipped to Africa.  Last year a total of 16 bales was realised from the bras donated by 91.7 FM, The Bounce, which were then shipped to Africa.

We are still in the process of sorting and baling the donation from this year’s campaign.  I am sure the proceeds will be greater this year.  Now, that’s a whole lot of support for the women of Africa.  And we thank 91.7 FM, the Bounce for caring about Africa.

Two vans from  91.7 FM, the Bounce Radio Station delivered the bras in several trips

Two vans from 91.7 FM, the Bounce Radio Station delivered the bras in several trips

The bras came in bags and boxes

The bras came in bags and boxes

Michelle unloading boxes of  bras

Michelle unloading boxes of bras

Matthew and Sarah unloading the bras

Matthew and Sarah unloading the bras

Sarah, Matthew, Michelle of 91.7 FM, the Bounce pose for pictures after the final unloading

Boxes and bags of bras inside Africa We Care warehouse

Boxes and bags of bras inside Africa We Care warehouse

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