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Free the Girls Bra Drive Surpasses Expectations

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Six Georgetown McDonough undergraduates organized a successful university-wide bra drive for the Free the Girls Project in early April. With a goal of collecting 100 bras, student expectations were exceeded with 157 bras collected and $60 raised.

The students reported an overwhelming response from alumni, with more than 20 percent of the bras coming from mailed-in donations. The students chose to collect donations for Free the Girls, an organization that helps women in Africa who have been liberated from sex trafficking restart their lives by running their own businesses selling used bras, for their Moral Foundations of Market Society course ethics project.

The student group included Kevin Tian, Ari Pena, Elias Tsikhlakis, Hyunah Jin, Katherine Steininger, and Alexander Friedlich.