Jeans and a Cute Top Shop to collect bras to 'Free the girls'

Local retailer Jeans and a Cute Top Shop will collect donated bras throughout October to benefit Free the Girls, a nonprofit that helps people establish a life after being freed from human trafficking, according to a news release from the business.

Jeans and a Cute Top Shop will collect gently used or new bras to donate to the organization all month and will host several events between its St. Charles and Downers Grove locations. Each event takes place from 5 to 9 p.m. and will include refreshments, raffles, a speech by author Shayne Moore and a $10 coupon for each bra donated.

The event dates and locations are:

• Oct. 17 - 161 S. 1st St., St. Charles, 630-444-0999

• Oct. 24 - 5116 Main St., Downers Grove, 630-964-4661

For more information about Free the Girls, visit freethegirls.org