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Free the Girls in the news

Denver’s Biggest Bra Drive gets media attention.

The TNL sponsored event on Tuesday, February 22, at the Gothic Theatre was covered by the local media. For more images of the event visit the metromix gallery or for a journalist perspective on the evening read the entire post from Katie Tate.


Free the Girls gives “support” to Africa

Josh Barrett/Ignite Images (Metromix)

Denver women helped raid their underwear drawer for old bras to help fight sex trafficking in Africa. Free the Girls held a benefit concert at the Gothic Theatre on Tuesday night.

The organization Free the Girls is based in Denver and Mozambique, Africa—which helps raise awareness and aid support for victims of sex trafficking. The benefit concert gave Denverites the opportunity to whip off their over-the-shoulder-boulder-holder’s for the cause. All the bras (old and new) will be shipped to Africa. It is true, the bras piled high at the event.

The organization gathered approximately 4,600 bras to pack up and ship overseas. Those who attended the benefit concert were able to enjoy a variety of female musical acts including Andrea Ball, who’s album ‘Dial Tone’ has been recognized as one of the best albums to come out of Denver this past year.

Miss Colorado USA, Blair Griffith was also on-hand to help with a small fashion show that showcased apparel that folks could by to financially support the organization.

And for those who missed the event and have a bra collection that needs some minimizing, check www.freethegirls.com for details on how to contribute!


Katie Tate (Huffington Post)

The Gothic Theatre has probably seen a few bras on stage since its beginning in the twenties. However, Tuesday night was the first night the Gothic was covered with thousands of bras. When walking in, there were bins full of colorful, gently used bras for the Free the Girls bra drive. The event was free but the guests were encouraged to bring a bra for the drive. It was going to be Denver’s biggest bra drive, and their goal was 5,000 bras.

As the lights went out, one of the pastors from Next Level Church, which was one of the event sponsors, briefly spoke about the cause and the church before introducing the local talent. Regardless if the crowd was part of the church or not affiliated with any church, there was a room full of agreement when the pastor said, “We have a common ground, and common good. We all want to help.”

(READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE HERE)

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