Topeka, KS- (WIBW)- A Topeka non-profit organization is teaming up with law enforcement and a local hospital to help women in crisis with a need you might not think about.
Carrie Sixkiller told 13 News when a women carries the weight of a family on her back and is doing everything she can to get out of a bad situation something as simple as a bra is a luxury.
When Carrie Sixkiller learned the greatest need for less fortunate women is a bra, she immediately took action by collecting new bras right in her living room.
"My husband said 'I cant deal with all these bras. There are 800 bras in the living room'," said Sixkiller.
Now, she is lead organizer for SilverBras (apart of SilverbackKS), an organization that provides gently used and new bras to groups like
"Lets Help" and the Topeka Rescue Mission Hope Center.
"A lot of time people think about food and those items, but bras and panties are things that people don't think about," said Sixkiller.
Recently the group expanded its mission, SilverBras now partners with Stormont Vail and Topeka Police to provide new undergarments for to rape victims. Many times, the woman's own items are taken for evidence or damaged.
SilverBras also provides bras and underwear to any woman in need whether its for a job interview or a special occasion.
"This is something that makes a woman feel like a woman. They need this it helps their confidence," said Sixkiller.
There are several drop boxes you can donate gently used or new bras:
Topeka, KS Drop-Off Locations:
PT’s at College Hill (aka Flying Monkey)
1635 Sw Washburn Ave Ste A
Nibs House of Coffee
2525 NW Topeka Blvd # A
Barbara’s Electrology Clinic
3601 SW 29th St. #205
Feel Good Nutrition
2841 SE Croco Rd
901 SW Fairlawn Rd
Edmonds & Woods Orthodontics, P.A.
2949 SW Wanamaker Drive
Jamie Hornbaker – State Farm
1615 SW 37th
Heights Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractic Clinic
3444 SE 6th Ave.
Also, this Saturday you can attend their first fundraiser at Kick Start Saloon to help raise money for the less fortunate and donate perishable food items as well.