Undergrads Collect Bras for Free the Girls

March 19, 2013

Six Georgetown McDonough undergraduates are organizing a university-wide bra drive for the Free the Girls Project as part of their Ethics Project. The Free the Girls organization helps women in Africa, who have been liberated from sex trafficking, restart their lives by running their own businesses selling used bras.

“The Ethics Project asks students to think of something good to do, and then charge them with doing it. The project puts students in a position of responsibility,” said Jason Brennan, assistant professor of strategy, economics, ethics and public policy and advisor for the Ethics Project, which is part of the Moral Foundations of Market Society course. “Students have learned that doing good requires an entrepreneurial attitude, that they can make morally questionable decisions without even realizing it, and that when they are given the chance to make decisions for themselves, they can do amazing things.”

Donations will be accepted on campus during the week of April 8-12 in Red Square, or dropped off at Room 260, Hariri Building. Alumni and friends are welcome to participate.

Mailed-in donations can be sent to:
Free the Girls
c/o Pam Carter
Georgetown University
Rafik B. Hariri Building, Room 260
37th & O Streets, NW
Washington, DC 20057