Program Mission

A program of National Women’s Coalition Against Violence & Exploitation ( NWCAVE) , Gift of Lift’s mission is to collect and distribute new and gently used bras to benefit women and girls locally, nationally and throughout the world.

Gift of Lift History

National Women’s Coalition Against Violence & Exploitation (NWCAVE) along with Robin Helm from Clark County Juvenile Justice and Doctor Allen Gabriel all came together in 2014 to revitalize Gift of Lift that the doctor had started in 2010.  Since 2014, Gift of Lift became an official program of NWCAVE.  

In 2016, the Nonprofit Network of Southwest Washington honored NWCAVe’s program with the Grassroots Impact Excellence Award and they have collected and distributed over 20,000 new and gently used bras to women and girls in need of a Gift of Lift!

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Governance Documents



  • Macy’s
  • Dr. Allen Gabriel
  • Spoiled Spa & Salon
  • Simply Thyme Catering
  • Ben’s Bottle Shop
  • Elysian Brewing
  • Shanahan’s Bar & Grill
  • TriStar Family Chiropractic & Wellness Center (Dr. Gloria Arroyo)
  • Columbia River Mental Health Foundation
  • National Women’s Coalition Against Violence & Exploitation (NWCAVE)

Pink Bin Donor


Committee Members

Robin HelmRobin Helm    Director Gift of Lift
Heather LayolaHeather LoyolaCo-Chair
Melissa MohrMelissa MohrCo-Chair

Wanda CostiWanda CostiFinance & Grants
Michelle BartMichelle BartMarketing & P.R.