I Support the Girls Edwardsville was started in 2016. We also partner with I Support the Girls- SIUe that was established in 2019. We frequently host “The Bra Room” where we provide a “shopping spree” for folx in need in the Greater STL Area (both sides of the river!). Shoppers are treated to free new and gently-loved bras, new underwear, Period Packs, and additional personal care items. We have helped a variety of organizations from domestic violence support, foster care nonprofits, schools, pantries, kids’ free lunch and summer programs, and much more.
We want to give a BIG thanks to the Edwardsville, Illinois, chapter of the I Support the Girls - Edwardsville, IL organization, which collects gently-used bras, new underwear and feminine hygiene products for those in need. Just this year, I Support the Girls has donated over 100 bras to our U.S. Safe program, providing safe haven to American female survivors of trafficking. The group recently partnered with Beloved Bundles to hold a service project event at the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville campus, putting together emergency care packs for victims we work with who are in crisis. One of our own victims advocates, Katrina Smith, participated in the event!
"It’s harder and harder these days to get the number of volunteers needed—but you made time in your busy schedule to help out and that means even more! You have played such an important part with the Project Homeless Connect Event and your support won’t be forgotten. You are greatly appreciated."
"We are just in awe! Our staff is amazed by what you donated to us. They are SO EXCITED and grateful!... Thank you again for your time, energy, and generosity in support of Places for People! Have a great Friday and weekend!"
- Community Hope Center (Cottage Hills, IL)
- Good Samaritan House (Granite City, IL)
- Queen of Peace (Bethalto, IL)
- Join Hands ESL (East St. Louis, IL)
- Equipping the Called (Maryville, IL)
- Center for Women in Transition (Edwardesville, IL)
- Helping Hand Me Downs
- Edwardesville YMCA (Edwardesville, IL)
- Edwardesville Public Library (Edwardesville, IL)
- The Compassion Center (Colinsville, IL)
- Making a Difference (Colinsville, IL)
- African Vision of Hope (Maryville, IL)
- Maryville Outreach Center (Maryville, IL)
- Soup N’ Share Outreach (Madison, IL)
- HEM New Life Center (East Alton, IL)
- Joe W Roberts Youth Club
- SANE Crisis Aid International
- Salvation Army
- Main Street Community Center (Edwardesville, IL)
- Lessie Bates Davis Neighborhood House
- Christian Activity Center in Fairmont City
- Healing Acton (St. Louis, IL)
- 618 Nutrition (Glen Carbon, IL)
- The Edwardsville Children’s Museum (Edwardesville, IL)
- Colinsville Resource Fair