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Mardi Bras

Providing restoration through the gift of dignity items for women in need.

Volunteers of America Texas is a Ministry of Service dedicated to helping the vulnerable to reach their full potential. VOA Texas serves more than 7,000 individuals and families each year by providing a better quality of life for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, fostering independence for seniors, serving homeless veterans, providing job training to low in-come individuals and second chances to people re-entering society from prison.

Our re-entry programs benefit more than 1,500 people, nearly half are women. When a woman is released from prison, they leave without personal dignity items (bras, underwear, pads, tampons and bus passes) that help them transition to live outside of the prison walls. Having these items make a difference in a woman's confidence and ability to harness her power and reclaim her life. 

THREE WAYS TO HELP:

  • Click here to sign up for our inaugural Dignity Dash, Tuesday, February 16 – Sunday, February 28, 2021, and participate in our virtual events: 5K,10K or walk challenge.
  • Host a virtual Mardi Bras Party by asking your family, friends and colleagues to drop off NEW dignity items (as outlined above) and we'll arrange to pick them up or meet you for drop off at our office in Euless, TX. To host a party, contact Adam Hengeveld.
  • Shop our Amazon wish list and have items sent directly to our office in Euless, TX.

For more information, contact Adam Hengeveld, (817) 529-7300.

"Most of us come with what’s only in our locker. Usually that’s not a lot. You start to wonder a little bit about how you’re going to take care of basic hygiene needs. Knowing that everything from shampoo, conditioner, soap, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrush and the unmentionables were taken care of, was a big relief.”

Lisa Alexander