Sammye Cravens has a sister who lives in Little Rock. Cravens’ sister works on collecting bras for her local community. Sammye chipped in by sending bras from her home in Oklahoma to her sister in Arkansas.
But Cravens eventually had a revelation.
“It just became so expensive to keep mailing to her,” Cravens said. “And, she said, ‘Why don’t you just start a group yourself?”
Bras Recycled And Shared, or BRAS, then became a reality in Oklahoma.
BRAS lends its help to churches, women’s shelters and youth groups. The group hopes to help women have an extra boost of confidence to continue living their life.
“We deliver them to all types of places,” Cravens said. “We really love to help homeless ladies or ladies coming out of incarceration.”
The group said many women only have one bra and sometimes those bras do not fit correctly. This reason is why they look for all types, sizes and styles for women to find their perfect fit.
“We have several different collection sites throughout Oklahoma City,” Cravens said. “We would love to have more in other parts of the metro.”
They are collecting at Medic Pharmacy, Church of the Servant, Breast Health Network locations and a few doctors’ offices around town.