Women Giving Back
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Cinco de Mayo
The 7th annual Cinco de Mayo event will be held on May 5th from 5:30 to 9:30pm at the WGB Store in Sterling, VA. The proceeds from this event provide direct support for the Women Giving Back program, helping us to clothe thousands of women and children in need each year.

Cinco de Mayo 2016

February Store
The weatherman called for snow and ice, but that didn’t stop our volunteers and shoppers from attending WGB’s Store Day. Thank you to all of you who braved the elements to spend your morning with us!

Donation days have been added to the calendar, and our shoe racks are complete. Thank you to the Miller & Smith crew who donated their time to build and install for us. We truly appreciate it.

Volunteers of the Month

As I was working to try to get the existing racks put in order by color/style/etc., there were two volunteers from inside the store that kept coming to the back.  They had a woman who was in need of a white shirt to wear for interviews.  We scoured the racks – and just couldn’t find anything in her size.

So they went back to the woman and apparently she said she could probably wear blue or black.   These same two young ladies came back into the storage area, climbing over the racks, through the racks, looking at every rack of shirts. Regardless of size! They were determined to find as many as they could to give her choices.

As I was squeezing myself through the handing racks to assist, I heard them both squeal with delight.   They found several shirts … and before I could crawl back out … they were running into the store to share their bounty with the woman.

The two young volunteers returned a few minutes later – excited and purposeful – now on a mission to find a church outfit for another woman.

Heartwarming to see two teenagers so eager and happy to help others.

Volunteers of the Month

A huge thank you to these two young girls who sacrificed gifts for themselves to give to those in need at WGB.

Madelaine wanted to spread the word about WGB and had her friends donate to us instead of receiving birthday presents. Madeline brought over $100 in cash plus several online donations.

This little angel had hats and mittens donated in lieu of birthday presents which she donated to kids who visit WGB.

Successful Sorts

Thank you to these groups who donated their time help at the Store!

First Excel Title

First Excel Title, LLC

Kappa Phi Lambda

Kappa Phi Lambda

The Lady Bowlers from Riverside

The Lady Bowlers from Riverside

NCL – Ticktockers and Patronesses

Volunteer Drives

Thank you to the classes of Ms. Bridwell and Ms. Dolinich at Countryside Elementary School for their collection and donation of toiletries.

In This Issue

Save the Date!

Kendra Scott Shopping Event

Mark your calendars for our Kendra Scott shopping event to be held on Thursday June 9th, from 5-8pm at their Reston location. 20% of your purchase will be donated to WGB. There will also be a signature WGB piece that will be available for preorder. More details to follow!

Our Buildout has Started!

Thanks to Knutson, HomeAid No.VA and all the Trades!

The Knutson Companies
HomeAid Northern Virginia
 

Come Volunteer With Us

Would your group or company like to volunteer with us? Contact Marjie at 703-554-9386 to schedule.

Sorting Day – March 9th from 4-6pm

Sorting Day – March 11th from 4-6pm

Store Day – March 12th from 9am-12pm

Thank You!

n'used

Thank you to Rosemary and Melissa of n’used for hosting a Sip & Shop at their store to benefit WGB! What an amazing turnout! n’used will be selling raffle tickets for a brand new Louis Vuitton bag with half of the proceeds going to WGB. Raffle tickets are $10 per ticket and can be purchased at n’used or at volunteer events held at WGB. The drawing will be held at WGB’s Cinco de Mayo Event on May 5th. Don’t miss your chance to win!

Case Managers:

Please remember the new 2016 Store rules are in effect.

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