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National Denim Day drive

Each year, thousands of rapes are reported in California. Thousands more, however, go unreported. Organizers for National Denim Day aim to raise awareness and educate on issues about sexual assault—the idea was inspired by an Italian Supreme Court's 1998 decision to overturn a rape conviction because the victim wore skinny jeans. Locally, the California Victim Compensation Program is hosting a drive for new and gently used denim items through Wednesday, April 24, to donate to three regional nonprofit organizations that serve domestic-violence and sexual-assault victims: WEAVE, Yolo County's Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Center, and La Casa de las Madres. On Wednesday, April 17, CalVCP will host a “Denim Drive-Thru” at 400 R Street in Sacramento from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit http://vcgcb.ca.gov/victims/victimsrightsmonth/denim.aspx for a complete list of drop-off points.