WMBA Hosts Clothing Drive to Benefit Thistle Farms

(L-R): Rachel Cunningham (The Collective), Julia Grimoldi (Sony/ATV and WMBA Secretary),
Dana Lalevee (NSAI and WMBA President), Katie Word (Sony/ATV),
Nina Schollnick (Belmont Student) and Macke Rodamaker (Belmont Student)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 14, 2016) – The Women’s Music Business Association (WMBA)sponsored a clothing drive and hosted a free shopping day for residents of Thistle Farms on Saturday, July 9th.  Donations were collected from the music industry community, including large donations from Big Machine Label Group and Sony/ATV Music Publishing, as well as individual WMBA members and others who saw our information posted on social media.  WMBA also donated a new television set for the residents to enjoy.

Thistle Farms is a community of women who have survived prostitution, trafficking and addiction.  It includes a residential program and social enterprise for survivors and an education and outreach program for the public.  The social enterprise includes a Bath and Body Care Line,Shared Trade Global MarketplaceThistle Stop Cafe and The Studios Workshop.  To learn more about Thistle Farms visit #loveheals.