March 10, 2014
Bubbles and Bras event to support homeless women in
(Fort Worth, Texas)…Tarrant County Homeless Coalition Executive Director Cindy J. Crain presents a unique way to support homeless women in our community, with or without underwire. It’s Bubbles and Bras, where champagne at a bargain price is exchanged for a new or gently used bra, all on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Little Red Wasp at 808 Main Street in downtown Fort Worth.
“Every woman has at least one bra she doesn’t like or that just plain doesn’t fit,” said Ms. Crain. “Instead of tossing it out, bring it to Little Red Wasp on April Fools Day and get $2 bubbles in exchange.”
The night doesn’t end with a quick glass of champagne. Stick around and play ‘bra pong’ for a chance to win fun, fabulous prizes.
TCHC is looking for all types and sizes of bras, whatever you can spare. The goal is to gather 2,000 bras by the end of the event. Cash donations are also accepted.
“Homelessness affects everyone: men, women and children. Bubbles and Bras helps us remind people of that fact with a little bit of whimsy. Every woman knows how important a good, supportive bra is to feeling confident. Most women have dozens and dozens for every outfit. Imagine if you only had one or two bras, and neither were your size,” explained Ms. Crain. “Comforts we take for granted are the ones most needed by the homeless population.”
For information, visit TCHC’s Facebook page. No reservations or tickets required, so get your little black dress ready! Valet parking will be available for $5.
The Tarrant County Homeless Coalition (TCHC) is a not-for-profit, 501c(3) organization formed in 1989. TCHC leads, coordinates and develops strategies and resources to end homelessness. TCHC serves as the lead agency in the HUD-funded Fort Worth/Arlington/Tarrant County Continuum of Care (CoC) for programs providing shelter, housing and services to homeless persons. The CoC planning and coordinating process creates a strategic system of care to provide homeless people with housing and services appropriate to their needs.
The next event to assess the extent of homelessness in our area is scheduled for January 22, 2015—The Homeless Count 2015. TCHC board of directors includes Dan Freemyer, June Davis, Rev. Fritz Ritsch, Donna VanNess, Paige Hines, Paul Harral, Lou Friese and Debby Kratky. The organization is staffed by Ms. Crain and her team of nine professionals who office at 1201 East 13th Street, Fort Worth, Texas, 76102. For more, visit www.ahomewithhope.org.