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Nicole Morris

Nicole Morris promoted as first Executive Director for Women Giving Back

Women Giving Back’s (WGB) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Nicole Morris to the new role of Executive Director effective immediately. Nicole has been with Women Giving Back since September 2016 as she started as Operations Manager.

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Cristina Sindhu of Solutions for Stuff

Loft Transformation

Check out the amazing work Cristina Sindhu of Solutions for Stuff did in the loft! She worked on it from 10:45am-4:00pm!

We are forever grateful and are so fortunate to have you involved with our exciting organization.

Loft before

Loft after

Purse Donations

Thank you so much to Peterson Companies for having us as the beneficiary for the Fairfax Corner's Sip Shop Stroll events this summer. We received so many handbags and we are beyond grateful as we know these will go fast in our July stores!

Fairfax Corner's Sip Shop Stroll event

Nisrine Elhage

New WGB Intern

Please help us welcome, Nisrine Elhage, to the Women Giving Back family! While pursuing her Bachelor’s within the College of Humanities and Social Science, the School of Integrative Studies at George Mason University, Nisrine served as a community advocate by spreading awareness on threats to human rights such as human trafficking and wage theft. Taking on the role of Operations Intern this summer, Nisrine has expressed how excited she is to learn the inner-workings of nonprofits and to help serve the women and children in our community.

Welcome to Women Giving Back, Nisrine! We're thrilled to have you on our team!

Knights of Columbus Family of Man Council at St. John Neumann Parish of Reston

Every month the Council holds a pancake breakfast to support organizations that allign with the Knight's mission of unity.  In June, WGB was the recipient of the breakfast proceeds of $1,312.50.  Tara and Nicole were there to speak about WGB's mission and our needs.

Pictured below: Grand Knight, Robert Balog

Knights of Columbus

June Store

Thanks a million to the Young Men's Service League! What a great group of individuals who believe in the importance of taking time out of their busy days to serve their community. You sure made a difference for our community!

Young Men's Service League

Thanks to FirstService Residential Washington DC Metro with over 200 bags of donations, over 25 volunteers, plenty of smiles and helping hands in June! They stayed during BOTH stores and helped out a whole lot!

FirstService Residential Washington DC Metro

We were thrilled to have the ADAMS Center Girl Scout Troops come to volunteer in June. Not only did some of them assemble snack packs to support our program, but they also helped our women shop for new wardrobes! They were such friendly faces to have and we cannot wait to have them back!

ADAMS Center Girl Scout Troops

Thank you so much to Intercoastal Mortgage Company for coming out to volunteer and all of your donations! You made our Friday night go even smoother! Cannot wait to see you all again!

Intercoastal Mortgage Company

Successful Sorts

Long and Foster

Both offices of Long and Foster, Leesburg and Sterling/Ashburn came to volunteer on their day of service and had a blast! They helped a ton in helping us prepare for our stores in June! Thanks a million!

Long and Foster

Long and Foster

Infinitive

Thank you Infinitive for helping us sort through our many donations and get organized.

Infinitive volunteers

Flint Hill School

What fun to have the Flint Hill School service camp help us out! The camp is one week long and they choose 2 non-profit organizations where they can volunteer.

Flint Hill School volunteers

The Barbera Foundation

The Barbera Foundation group did a fantastic job of pulling together 8 personal shopping bags, loads of donations sorted including both women's and children's. Many expressed that they would like to return, and we would be super happy to have any of them.

The Barbera Foundation

St. Matthew's Episcopal Church

This group from St. Matthews Church call themselves “Mission Possible”.  They really loved our mission and worked hard today. During their Mission Possible week, they try to expose participants to different ways to help our community and often a project speaks to their heart and become a regular volunteer. We have mutual respect for each other's missions and were a great group of volunteers!

St. Matthew's Episcopal Church volunteers

Serve Camp

Teams from Serve Camp volunteered at WGB in June. SERVE Camp is an incredible summer camp opportunity! And such fun! Thanks for your help.

Serve Camp volunteers

Spotlight on Volunteers
Spotlight on Jill Maroney

This month’s volunteer spotlight goes to Jill Maroney! Jill has a very warm-heart and 4 very strong wheels that help us transport clothing all around Northern VA and D.C.!

Jill has been an invaluable player in our Community Distribution Partners program, dropping off bulk orders to other charities to supplement their supply of clothing. We are always in need of drivers and Jill has never let us down!

Thanks a mill Jill!

Spotlight on Volunteers

Carolyn Powell is a humorous, loving, and hardworking woman. Carolyn also serves as the perfect example to live up to the phrase “life happens.” Realizing the relationship she was in was no longer what she wanted, she decided to move. Living in a camper by the Potomac river, nearly all of her belongings were destroyed by the recent flood. Jokingly, she shares that at least her dog got to canoe to a safe place because there was a man canoeing through the flood! Carolyn has literally had to start over from scratch. With her strong personality, we have no doubt that she’ll make it out of these difficult times better than before. We are thrilled to have been able to take some of the weight off of her shoulders by providing her with clothes and wish her all the best of luck as she is in search of a new home!

Volunteer Drives

Maddie Ferris, a rising senior at Dominion High School, solely spearheaded a sweatshirt drive within her community. This was her second collection for WGB. She delivered 110 sweatshirts, many of them purchased new at Aeropostale using donated funds. Maddie shopped smart finding year-end clearance prices! Thank you, Maddie!

Maddie Ferris' clothing drive

Thank you to the Oakton Otters swim club for hosting a drive and collecting so many great items for WGB! You rock!

Oakton Otters swim club clothing drive

The Virginia Women Attorneys Association made a donation of $1,000 plus a car load of beautiful clothes. Fun time.

Virginia Women Attorneys Association clothing drive

The Omega Psi Phi Graduate Chapter collected kids activity sets and brought them to WGB! Thank you Jermaine Cole and your Chapter for thinking of us!

Omega Psi Phi Graduate Chapter Drive

After volunteering, Susan Go (Senior Manager, ECS Public Sector Solution Engineering at Salesforce) was inspired to host a Summer Drive to benefit WGB. Donations of new swimsuits and sunscreen were collected and thanks to the efforts of her Herndon community, they were able to collect 24 swimsuits and 18 bottles of sunscreen!  

Susan Go's Summer Drive

Thank You!

Thanks to the NVAR - Northern Virginia Association of Realtors® and NVAR Young Professionals Network for coming to volunteer.

NVAR

Thank you so much Vienna Presbyterian Church for helping us stock our supply for our final store in June! This was one fun group!

Vienna Presbyterian Church

This awesome group of girls from Dominion High School helped out with the Youth For Tomorrow store in June. Thanks so much!

Dominion High School volunteers

In This Issue
2017 WGB Annual Report

2017 Annual Report

Our 2017 annual report is now available.

Read the full report here

New Drop-off Location

1-800-GOT-JUNK!

WGB has a new drop-off site for donors. Our community can bring donations to:

13933 Willard Rd
Chantilly VA 20151

1-800-GOT-JUNK!

Boys Summer Clothing Needed

We are in great need of boys summer clothing, sizes 6-teen.

If you have donations for these sizes, please mark the bag or box to identify it as boy clothes. Thank you!

Pop Up Market at WGB
HomeBridge Financial Services

Homebuying incentives to WGB supporters!

HomeBridge will make a donation of $250 to WGB with every loan closing.

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“Small steps in the right direction can turn out to be the biggest step of your life.”

–Unknown

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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!
 

Volunteer Opportunities

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

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Sorting & Organizing – Wednesday, July 11th from 4:00-6:00pm

Store Helpers – Friday, July 13th from 4:00-7:00pm

Store Helpers – Saturday, July 14th from 8:30am-10:30am

Store Helpers – Saturday, July 14th from 8:30am-1:00pm

Spanish Speakers – Saturday, July 14th from 9:45am-11:00am

Store Helpers – Saturday, July 14th from 10:30am-1:00pm

Store Helpers – Thursday, July 19th from 2:30pm-4:30pm

Store Helpers – Saturday, July 21st from 8:30am-11:00am

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