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Our Incredible Year!

That’s our theme for 2016. We’ve had so many milestones and you just have to see what’s happened in October to get a glimpse. We’ve had volunteer sorts all month that helped manage the huge amount of donations we’ve had. We circulated Halloween costumes at the Store to delighted children. Delegate Jennifer Boysko hosted a luncheon at WGB for delegates, staffers and dignitaries to introduce them to us. It was a huge success.

Our Facebook page is on fire! Darvish Interiors installed a new non-carpet floor in the Van Metre Playroom. And we received a few grants on top of all that.

In November you will see the start of our 2016 Capital Campaign. Please consider helping us monetarily as we continue to expand and reach more women and children. In October, we increased the number we served by 40% over this time last year!

And lastly, remember we are collecting unwrapped toys for Santa’s Workshop in December. Thank you all for your dedication and hard work this month! We couldn’t do it without our volunteers.

Honors College Service Project

Honors College Service Project

WGB Hosts Area Delegates

WGB hosted area delegates at an open house on Oct. 20th. Thanks to Delegate Jennifer Boysko for making it happen.  Thanks to Senator Jennifer Wexton, Delegates Ken Plum, Kathleen Murphy, Eileen Filler-Corn, staffers for Delegate John Bell, Supervisor Koran Saines and Supervisor Kathy Smith, and Herndon Town Council candidate Bill McKenna for attending.

WGB Hosts Area Delegates

Domestic Violence Prevention Day

The WGB Board wore purple to raise awareness, show solidarity with survivors & their families, and take a stand against domestic violence.

Domestic Violence Prevention Day

Lots of happy children at the October Store

Kids Corner at the October Store

Kids Corner at the October Store

Successful Sorts

Melissa's Girls

Volunteer extraordinaire gathered a group of her friends to help whittle down our huge pile pf donations today!  They worked miracles!

Melissa's Girls

Thank you to the volunteers from Travelers Insurance Women's Diversity Network of Chantilly and NOVA Community College - Loudoun Campus.

Travelers Insurance Women's Diversity Network of Chantilly

NOVA Community College - Loudoun Campus

Big thanks to the Arlington Church of Christ for volunteering.

Arlington Church of Christ

Volunteer Drives

Neustar’s volunteer event with Women Giving Back went so well! Neustar donated over 15 bags of clothing with an estimated donation of over 150 articles of clothing. 14 Neustar employees helped sort and organize clothing for 2 hours yesterday, with 2 junior Neustar volunteers.

The following employees helped with the event:

Johnna Ehlert
Brianne Reckner
Ally Anderson
Cindy Meylan
Natasha Walker
Leigh Albert
Afsi Goodarzppor

Veena Radhakrishnan
Paul Sitcharing
BaoVy Do
Shruti Mittra
Kevin Leib
Luis Lopez
Meenakshi Parthasarathy

Junior volunteers were Chetana and Mikayla

Neustar volunteers

George Mason University continues to WOW us. Thank you for helping our organization now and in the future. You are true advocates on our behalf. Thank you for sending Dave off with a PACKED car of donations!

George Mason University donations

Spotlight on Volunteers

Melissa Fox

Melissa Fox is a long-time volunteer at WGB. She found out about the organization five years ago through our warehouse manager, Cindy Dwyer. Cindy visited N’Used where Melissa works and created a partnership to donate unsold clothing. From that day, Melissa has relentlessly spread our mission and brought her many friends in as volunteers.

Most recently Melissa and her cohorts helped work through a mountain of donations and brought order back to the warehouse. N’Used even held an auction of a Louis Vuitton handbag with all the proceeds coming to WGB.

Melissa Fox

Melissa and her three daughters are constant volunteers. She even spearheaded several neighborhood drives and sorts. Her husband, Matt, is also a major sponsor through George Mason Mortgage. It’s very much a family affair and we couldn’t be more grateful!  

Cindy Bartlam

Cindy Bartlam

One of our newest volunteers is Cindy Bartlam. She just started volunteering with us at the beginning of the month and has already been at sorts for over 28 hours! Like many of us, she found WGB and got hooked on the mission! She is a powerhouse volunteer and was instrumental (along with many others) for helping process through the huge mountain of donations we had cued up early this month. We hope that Cindy continues to provide her energy to WGB for a long time to come!

Thank You!

Thank you to Keri Ross fom Belmont Country Club for bringing loads of Halloween costumes. 140 costumes!! Incredible.

Keri Ross fom Belmont Country Club

Thank you to the NCL Virginia Bluebell Chapter, Life Time Athletic - Reston, Dominion High School varsity cheerleaders & The Give Back Girls; for volunteering at our Saturday store! You all were a great, big help!

NCL Virginia Bluebell Chapter

Life Time Athletic - Reston

The Give Back Girls

Dominion High School Cheer

Flint Hill School

Thank you to the Flint Hill School 7th graders for organizing the Halloween costumes!

Chicks Picks by Hillary

Thank you to Chick's Picks by Hillary for choosing Women Giving Back as your non-profit to give back to during your latest pop-up at One Loudoun's barn.

Our shoppers are going to love the selection of purses and accessories that your shoppers have provided them with.

Tim & Dan from Darvish Interiors

Wow!! Thank you to Darvish Interiors (Tim & Dan) for donating the new flooring in our children's play area.

What a difference! We are so grateful!!

In This Issue

Lularoe Boutique Fundraiser for WGB

LuLaRoe Boutique

Thursday, Nov. 3rd
11903 Fawn Ridge Ln, Reston, VA 20194

Come join our open house/Lularoe Boutique Fundraiser for Women Giving Back! You will love the comfy modern clothing that is made for women and girls. They make great holiday gifts for all the women on your list! A contribution from each sale will be going directly to Women Giving Back!

Please bring along your gently used womens' & childrens' clothing and accessories for Women Giving Back.

Shopping Event to Benefit WGB

WGB Shopping Event

Saturday, Nov. 5th
9:00am – 12:00pm
Hidden Creek Country Club in Reston, Virginia

Check out the many vendors and find something great for your hard-to-shop-for family member or friend.

Thank you Dulles chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management!

Light Up Celebration Benefits WGB

Fairfax Corner

Friday, Nov. 18th
6:00 – 9:00pm
Fairfax Corner

Annual tree lighting celebration!
· Visit with Santa & Mrs. Claus
· Horse & Carriage Rides
· Holiday entertainment, giveaways and more!

Fairfax Corner is donating all horse & carriage ticket costs to WGB.

Fireworks Spectacular & Family Fun Benefits WGB

Promenade at Virginia Gateway

Saturday, Nov. 19th
4:30pm – 7:30pm
Promenade at Virginia Gateway

Dazzling fireworks show and family fun activities!

  • · Visit with Santa & Mrs. Claus
  • · Horse & Carriage Rides
  • · Holiday performances by members of the Manassas Symphony Orchestra
  • · Giveaways and more!

Promenade at Virginia Gateway is donating all horse & carriage ticket costs to WGB.

Santa’s Workshop

Santa's Workshop

We're collecting new, unwrapped toys for boys and girls as our holiday shopping and Santa visit is right around the corner.

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 – Tuesday, November 1st from 5:00-8:30pm

Sorting Day – Wednesday, November 9th from 4:00-6:00pm

Sorting Day – Friday, November 11th from 4:00-6:00pm

Store Day – Friday, November 11th from 5:30-6:30pm

Store Day – Saturday, November 12th from 8:30am-1:00pm

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Attention Case Managers

Once again, the INMED Partnerships for Children is hosting an ESL class starting in October and running throughout the school year, until June 2017.

The only cost is the price of the book ($30). It will take place on Saturday mornings from 10am-12pm and childcare will be provided for ages 3 and up.

For more information contact: Erin Lewis at (571) 465-5996.

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