Elaine Birks-Mitchell: Arizona resident recycles bras to help women in need

GILBERT, Ariz. - An Arizona woman is busy working on a unique program to help women in need.

Elaine Birks-Mitchell owns and operates "The Bra Recyclers", which takes slightly used undergarments and donates them to women's shelters and transitional programs.

She said she got started in the Phoenix area after seeing a local need.

It didn't take long before her blooming business took off, and she now furnishes bras to needed women around the world.

Birks-Mitchell said most of her stock is either brand new or come from women how purchased a bra only to realize they didn't like the fit or look.

The program has become so popular that ambassador programs have started up internationally in Belgium, Malaysia and South Africa.

For more information on this special program, go to www.BraRecycling.com.

Courtesy: NBC News Channel, KPNX