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WHAT: Henry and Belle

It’s no surprise that I love a lady built with a strong philanthropic back bone and giving heart. Belle Mann is the epitome of this. When she met Henry Mann, a young designer in 1931, she was working as a fitting model. They instantly fell in love and combined their respective talents to create Henry and Belle Jeans. Belle soon gave up her modeling career to combine her true love of philanthropy with her burgeoning company.

 

Henry and Belle - a true love story

Henry and Belle – a true love story

Together they created the “Right Amount of Give Program,” connecting people to their favorite charities through the purchase of their jeans. Also, every month, the “Right Amount of Give Program” hosts launch parties and private charity events throughout the United States. Their next event is Thursday, November 7th at The Blue Jeans Bar in Cherry Creek. Proceeds from this event will go to one of my favorite local charities: “The Gathering Place,” Denver’s only day time drop in center for women, children and transgenders experiencing poverty and homelessness. Their mission still holds true today, combining love of fashion, family, community and philanthropy. Giving back to others will always be in style.

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