August 15, 2005 06:04 ET

Downtown Denver's First Ever Wash-a-Thon Smells Like a Good Cause

The Assistance League of Denver and GAIN Urge All Denver Residents to "Give the Shirt off Their Backs" and Participate in GAIN's First-Ever Charity Wash-a-Thon Saturday, August 20th, 2005

With Every Pound of Clothing Donated, GAIN Will Donate a Dollar per Pound and Match All Monetary Donations up to $15,000!

DENVER, CO -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 15, 2005 -- In an effort to aid Denver public school children in need of new clothes and to help boost their self esteem in the classroom this school year, GAIN and the Assistance League of Denver have partnered to create Downtown Denver's first ever charity Wash-a-Thon. On Saturday, August 20th, washers and dryers will be set up at Skyline Park in the downtown business district so residents can donate clothing items to the Assistance League. It smells like a good cause!

Residents will not only have a blast washing and drying their donated clothing in beautiful Skyline Park, but will also enjoy a fun-filled day of entertainment, food and prizes. KOSI 101.1 FM will be on location, broadcasting live and giving away baseball tickets for Saturday's game against the Cubs! Anyone who makes a donation will receive a free laundry bag, exclusive fresh-smelling GAIN t-shirt and/or a free sample of GAIN laundry detergent while supplies last.

Washing begins at 11:00 a.m. and continues all day until 5:00 p.m. when a GAIN representative will present the Assistance League of Denver with a check.

The event will include:

--  Six hours of outdoor clothes washing / folding in picturesque Skyline
--  KOSI 101.1 FM DJ broadcasting live throughout the event
--  Prizes, giveaways, snacks and beverages
--  Check ceremony presentation
--  Attendance of Dr. Irma Anthony, Project Manager of Social Services for
    Denver Public Schools
So get your "wash on" at GAIN's charity Wash-a-Thon, Saturday, August 20th at Skyline Park on Arapahoe Street between the 15th and 16th street block.

**For more information or to make a donation, please visit**

Contact Information


    Kathryn Holl, MS&L
    (201) 694.0556 (cell)
    (212) 468-4200 (office)