It’s never been more important to make the planet a better place. See how you can help this Earth Day and EVERY day!

All year long, we’re proud to partner with Free The Girls on a bra donation and recycling program. Every bra (any brand or style) that you donate in an Aerie store will help create a better life for sex trafficking survivors. You’ll also get 15% off your next Aerie bra with any donation. For the month of April, we’re excited to give back to the earth, too! We’ll plant one tree with One Tree Planted for every bra that you donate, all month long. 

No bras to donate? You can (and should!) still help the environment by following some of these easy tips.

  • Upcycle your clothes! Turn them into cleaning cloths, a blanket made from all your favorite tees or even patches for fave AE jeans.
  • Keep a reusable bag (like one of our Aerie totes!) with you when you go grocery shopping. Do your best to stay away from plastic bags.
  • Swap out a plastic straw for a metal or bamboo one.
  • Use a *cute*  reusable water bottle to stay hydrated.
  • Think before you wash – most clothes (like jeans) don’t need to be washed after every wear.
  • Wash your clothes in cold water, and line dry instead of throwing them in the dryer to save electricity. Your Aerie bras will thank you, too!
  • Turn. off. those. lights!
  • When you’re not using your faucet (like while you’re brushing your teeth), make sure you turn it off. It can save up to 6 liters of water per minute.
  • If you drive to work, try carpooling! Car share options or mass transit help save on carbon emissions and gas (and money!).
  • Use leftover water from forgotten cups or bottles for watering your plants instead of filling up a fresh cup.

How are you giving back to the planet this Earth Day? Comment below & tell us!

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  1. deanna spafard

    Is this bra donation at local American eagle stores ? Or just aerie stores?

    1. Christina

      I went to the Florence Kentucky store and they sadly do not accept them anymore. We even tried to call other stores to find out if there was any way to do it and no one knew how.

  2. Brenda

    Where do I find Aerie store in Langley B.C

  3. Lauren

    Love the environmental tips and tree planting incentive to donate! Can you mail in your bras? Is it at any store location you can turn them in? Any packaging requirements? Thanks!

  4. Alison

    Can you donate old swim suits too?

  5. Katie

    Are you still accepting old bras?

    1. Aerie

      Yes! We are! Be sure to stop in once your local store is open.

  6. Debbie

    Do you accept swimwear?

    1. Aerie

      Unfortunately we do not accept swim at this time.

  7. Sarah

    Due to the pandemic can we ship you old bras by any chance?

    1. Aerie

      Unfortunately we cannot accept donations via shipment. You can hold onto them until your local Aerie store opens once again!

    2. Kris W

      Go to Free The Girls website. They have listed drop off locations. You can even ship bras directly to them at

      Free The Girls
      1552 Pioneer Trail
      Chesterton, IN

  8. Morgan

    Are you still accepting bras as donations for bras with a coupon in return?

    1. Aerie

      Yes we are! Check your local Aerie store for availability.

  9. Esther Lee

    It there a limit to how many bras you can donate at an aerie store?

    1. Aerie

      There is not!

  10. Grace

    Are you still accepting bra donations?

    1. Aerie

      Check your local Aerie store for donation availability!

  11. Julia

    Do you accept bras in all conditions or do they have to be gently used?
    Also, do you Canadian stores accept used bras?

    1. Aerie

      All bras are accepted! We do accept in Canada as well but we are not currently accepting them at this time. Be sure to keep an eye out for updates!

  12. Louise

    It would seem that this program is on hold due to Covid. However, clothing donations are still running in other areas. Are there any updates on when stores will consider taking donations again? Thank you.

    1. Aerie

      Unfortunately we do not have updates at this time. Be sure to check back for more info coming soon!

  13. Gerty Smith

    Is this program back and in full force? Currently doing some delayed spring cleaning lol. Any information would be helpful.

  14. Ninas

    Are you accepting donations at this time?

    1. Aerie

      Hi Ninas! Check your local Aerie store for donation availability!

  15. Colleen

    Are you guys still running a program similar to this? I have so many old bras !!

    1. Aerie

      Hi Colleen! Check your local Aerie store for donation availability!

  16. Bri Davila

    Can I donate more then one bra and get 15% off each bra I buy from aerie

    1. Aerie

      Hi Bri!

      Be sure and check out our updated Free The Girls post with all the latest details!

  17. Laurie Mac

    I work for a non-profit and would be interested to know if there is a way to request new bras for the children we serve here.

  18. Linda

    I attempted to donate a few bras at the Aerie store, Georgian mall in Barrie, Ontario. They informed me that I have to purchase a new bra for every donated bra which is ridiculous. Aerie should be ashamed of themselves for this money making scheme. You should include this information on your website so people like me don’t drive an hour to donate only to find out it is a hoax.
    I’m not paying to donate anything so I guess they go in the landfill. Good job guys!!

    1. Aerie

      Hi Linda!

      I am so sorry to hear about your experience. Our stores should accept donations without a purchase.

  19. Leah

    Do the bras have to be in good condition? Or can some of them be a little worn out?

  20. Valeria Page

    Are you still accepting old bras?

  21. Kyoko Grahovac

    I went to a local store, but was told they don't accept. I don't know if it's some stores that still accept or Aerie doesn't do anymore.

  22. Lucinda Cormack


    I went to the Mall of Georgia store and they do not accept them. Is there a store in the greater Atlanta area that does?

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