Women Giving Back
Store News

January Store

On our MLK Day of Service, a group of volunteers from Full Out Fitness helped pack “Bags To Go” to be delivered to clients at Carpenter's Shelter that could not make it to our store.

Full Out Fitness Volunteers

These Moms and Sons from YMSL Vienna-Oakton Chapter came to volunteer on MLK Day. They helped us get through all the donations in the warehouse.

Moms and Sons from YMSL

Ladies from Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority came to volunteer for our MLK Day of Service.  They helped all throughout the store and warehouse and also helping our clients shop.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority

Windy Hill

WGB partnered with the The Hill School - Middleburg to provide toys and bikes to residents of the Windy Hill Foundation's low income housing community. The Windy Hill kids were so excited to receive their bikes!  They continue to bring joy to the community – because of your generosity they were able to take the bags of toys and give every child there an additional gift - unexpected and joyous!

Windy Hill bikes

Windy Hill bikes

Women Giving Back featured on Virginia Report

Thank you Delegate Kenneth R. Plum for having us on your television program. We were thrilled to share the mission of Women Giving Back and appreciate your wanting to tell our story. Watch the video on YouTube.

Watch the Video!

Cheryl Phillips is our volunteer of the month. She found Women Giving Back through one of our prior volunteers of the month, Melissa Fox. Women Giving Back fulfills a passion of Cheryl's through helping women incrisis. Her sister lost her life to domestic violence in 2008.

Volunteer of the Month - Cheryl

Cheryl wants to honor the memory of her sister through the work here at WGB. Working one-on-one with women in Crisis and helping them to transition to better lives is what brought her to want to continue to help on a more regular basis.

Cheryl, a stay-at-home mom with older children had time in the mid-morning and wanted to organize a time where other moms could volunteer while their children were in school. She started, by inviting her close friends to join her at WGB to sort clothing and tidy up the store beginning this fall.

Their desire to help as a network of women interested in helping continues to grow. Their work has evolved into welcoming shoppers to come to the store during the hours they are volunteering.

They are now hosting store hours during their twice-monthly volunteering so that they can get to know the clients better and become even more invested in WGB and our clients.

Cheryl and her team are inspired by the clients at Women Giving Back and by their stories of strength and courage. They are now 20 plus members strong and are a part of the backbone of volunteers serving the clients of WGB.

Successful Sorts

Meet Stephanie. All she wanted from her birthday was to volunteer at an organization that gives back to the community. After a lot of calls her boyfriend Mike reached us and we were able to make that happen. They helped sort through the donations we received over the holidays.

Stephanie's birthday wish

Volunteer Drives

Thank you to our board member, Diane DuBois, for organizing a very successful toy and clothing drive with her dentist group; Herbert Dental Group.

Herbert Dental Group

NOVA Housewives Donation

Thank you to the Northern Virginia Housewives - for including WGB in your Girls Night Out event!

We ​collected an SUV full of clothing for the women we serve. What a direct impact it makes in the lives of those going through crisis!

Nicole’s Corner
Nicole Morris

We enter 2017 with determination, optimism, and gratitude. We were blown away by the 111 volunteers that showed up at the store to volunteer on Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Day of Service. What a way to honor Dr. King’s legacy as he reminded us that “Everyone can be great. Because everyone can serve,” Each one of us has something valuable to contribute to make our communities, our state, and our country a better place.

As our region continues to grow economically, we will keep working hard for all of our community members who find it difficult to make ends meet due to the high cost of living in our area, which in turn effects all aspects of their life. Having to make a monthly decision on whether to pay rent or buy food or clothes is a problem that many of us are blessed to not have.

We pride ourselves on being a resource for clothing to over 100 shelters, transitional housing and domestic violence programs in the Greater Washington Metropolitan area. Knowing that necessity of clothing is taken care of by WGB, our partners and their clients can focus on other crucial steps towards self-sufficiency.

As always, we thank you and appreciate your commitment to our communities, and we look forward to the upcoming year.

Best Wishes,
Nicole Morris
Operations Manager at WGB

Thank You!

Debbie prematurely brought Spring items to donate to N’Used however they are not accepted until March, so she opted to donate everything to Women Giving Back. Thank you Debbie and N’Used!

Thank You Debbie!

In This Issue

Capital Campaign

Over the course of 2016, your donations to Women Giving Back changed lives in profound ways.

It’s time to plan for 2017 and we hope you will continue to be an integral part of Women Giving Back!

No donation is too small when it comes from a big heart.

Make Your Gift Today

All sizes accepted; larger sizes generally in high demand! Accepting donations through March 5, 2017 at WGB.

Kid’s Clothing Needed!

Kid's Clothing Needed!

WGB is in need of children's clothing range from newborn - age 18.

Look for drop off times on our website.

Shop on Amazon Smile

Please consider Amazon Smile and choosing WGB as the recipient when on Amazon.com for your Valentine's Day or everyday needs. It's so easy to do and it's an incredible opportunity for us to raise money.

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TOBI Cares

You can help support Women Giving Back by shopping with Tobi. Tobi will donate 1% of your eligible purchases to us at no additional cost to you.

First time customers get 50% off their first order too! Start shopping and raising money for Women Giving Back by clicking here.

It’s official, Women Giving Back was nominated as a finalist for the 2017 Best of Reston Awards! Stay tuned!

Donate Your Old Cell Phones

Bring your inactive cell phone to WGB on any donation day. (no accessories, chargers, etc. please)

Donate your old phones!
 

Come Volunteer With Us

Would your group or company like to volunteer with us? Click here or contact us at (703) 554-9386 to schedule.

Sorting Day – Wednesday, February 8th from 4:00-6:00pm

Sorting Day – Friday, February 10th from 4:00pm-6:00pm

Store Day – Saturday, February 11th from 8:30am-11:00am

Store Day – Saturday, February 11th from 8:30am-1:00pm

Store Day – Saturday, February 21st from 10:30am-1:00pm

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