Friday, October 7, 2011

A unique clothing drive to benefit women in earthquake damaged Haiti is in full swing - thanks to Dr. Allen Gabriel and his colleagues at PeaceHealth Medical Group Plastic Surgery. In November 2011, they launched the Gift of Lift Bra Donation Program to encourage women to donate their slightly used or new bras to a very worthy cause…the courageous women of Haiti. Along with life-saving medical supplies, Dr. Gabriel proudly takes the bras on his annual trip to Haiti where, in recent years, his work has involved general and major reconstructive surgery for the injured and disabled following the earthquakes that hit the region.

The response from the women in our community has been overwhelming, with bras in all shapes and sizes being donated everyday!  The uplifting success of the Gift of Lift program has made it possible to share the bras with women in a shelter in India, who fought to free themselves from the slave trade industry. The gift of a simple bra brings with it greater gifts…confidence and smiles!

If you have slightly used or new bras you would like to donate, please bring them to
PeaceHealth Southwest Plastic Surgery:
505 NE 87th Ave. Suite 250 (Bldg. A)
Vancouver, WA  98664

For more information, visit
theGiftofLift.org