9TH ANNUAL BRA RECYCLING DRIVE; HR Faculty/Staff News; October 4, 2021
Kent State University’s Office of Sustainability, the Women’s Center, and Employee Wellness and Health Promotion, is hosting a bra recycling drive October 5 through 29, to collect reusable or worn-out bras and reduce the number of textiles in landfills. Bras that are in good condition will be donated to the Phyllis Zumkehr County Clothing Center. Worn-out bras will be recycled. As a reminder, the Phyllis Zumkehr County Clothing Center accepts clothing donations.
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Employee Wellness is pleased to sponsor onsite 3D mammography screenings at the Kent Campus from October 4 – 8, in the Heer Hall parking lot at 635 Loop Road (near the ice arena). You can schedule an appointment for a mammogram or donate a reusable or worn-out bra at the screening location.
Since the start of the Bra Recycling Drive over 1,000 bras have been collected. Since 2012, 75 percent of bras collected have been sent for reuse to the Phyllis Zumkehr County Clothing Center, and 25 percent have been sent to The Bra Recyclers.
2021 DROP-OFF LOCATIONS
Bras that are washed and clean can be dropped off from October 4 - October 29, at the following locations:
- Women’s Center Williamson House Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
- Student Recreation and Wellness Center Monday through Thursday from 6 a.m. - 10p.m.; Friday from 6 a.m. - 8 p.m., Saturday from 7 a.m. - 7 p.m., and Sunday 7 - 8 p.m.
- Mammogram Screening at Heer Hall Parking lot October 4 - 8, from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Bras can also be sent via intercampus mail to the Women’s Center in Williamson House or the Office of Sustainability in Harbourt Hall.