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January 10, 2013

To help raise awareness about domestic violence, NNEDV has again partnered with Soma Intimates through its 6th bi-annual Giving is Beautiful campaign, a nationwide charitable initiative to collect bras for women in need is the largest of its kind.  With over 368,000 bras collected to-date, the scale and scope of the project is a testament to Soma Intimates and the Soma customer's dedication to making a difference in women's lives.  From January 10- February 14th, 2013, the company is accepting both new and gently worn bras at all Soma boutiques across the country.

"We began this initiative in 2010 after we learned that bras are one of the least donated, yet most needed clothing items for women in need. The seemingly simple act of donating a bra can help restore a woman's dignity and confidence as she rebuilds her life," states Laurie Van Brunt, Soma Intimates' Brand President. "We want to thank each and every one of our generous Soma customers who have already donated a bra to support other women."

The Soma Bra Donation initiative is national in scope but local in nature — directly impacting communities where the bras are donated. Each of Soma Intimates' 210 boutiques and outlets will work with its local women's shelter to help women in need in that area. Representing over 2,000 shelter programs across 56 state and territory coalitions throughout the United States, NNEDV continues to be a vital partner to help spread the word and make a difference in women's lives.

"When a victim of domestic violence has to flee her home in the middle of the night, she will likely arrive at the shelter with only the clothes on her back," says Kim Gandy, President, NNEDV. "We hear from so many shelters how much they appreciate donations of new bras for survivors to wear as they rebuild their lives. The National Network to End Domestic Violence applauds Soma Intimates for partnering each of their boutiques with a local domestic violence shelter to raise awareness about abuse, raise critically needed funds, and help victims reach safety."

First launched in July 2010, this marks the sixth biannual Soma Bra Donation initiative for Soma Intimates. To-date, Soma has collected over 368,000 bras to help women in need across the country.