Spokane Mardi Bras is a collaborative fundraiser between Hope House, a program of Volunteers of America, and Transitions' Women's Hearth. Proceeds from Mardi Bras each year benefit Hope House and the Women's Hearth directly. Together they provide day and night services for women experiencing homelessness, beginning in the day with the Women's Hearth daytime drop-in center and ending in the evening with the Hope House overnight shelter.

Host a Mardi Bras Party and collect monetary donations, bras, underwear, pads, tampons and bus passes. All monetary donations will be split equally between Hope House and the Women's Hearth; all in-kind donations will be used to help these and other programs of Volunteers of America and Transitions. Sign up on MobileCause HERE to create your own party!

Join us on Fat Tuesday, March 5th (location TBD) as we collect donations of bras, underwear, feminine hygiene products, and bus passes for the most vulnerable women of Spokane. Bring the donations you collected, or just stop by and join the party!

Want to increase your impact? Financial gifts can be made here:

Meeting the basic needs of the women and children we serve can be the start of a life-changing relationship. Getting access to bras and underwear that fit can be a challenge for women experiencing poverty or homelessness. Women living on the streets get their periods too. Not only do they go through this uncomfortable experience, they struggle just to meet their basic needs. Finding pads and tampons can be almost as impossible as finding bras and underwear.

Join us on Fat Tuesday, March 5, 2019 as we celebrate Mardi Bras! Join us at (Location TBD!) from 5-8pm. Bring the donations you collected, or just stop by and join the party!

Throw a Party, Make a Difference

This fun and engaging fundraising idea starts with us but comes to life with you! Host a party in your home, invite some friends, and collect bus passes, pads, tampons, underwear, and bras. If you don’t want to host your own party, we’ll be hosting parties around town; check the Spokane Mardi Bra's Facebook page for more information.

Party Items for You

FAQ Info Sheet - learn more about Spokane Mardi Bras

Party Host 101 - frequently asked questions

Sign up on MobileCause HERE to create your own party!

You can make a difference

More than 1,700 women are homeless in Spokane each day. Meeting their basic needs is imperative for helping them stabilize. Physiology and biology are facts of life - women shouldn't be punished because of them.