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Puerto Rico Aid

Puerto Rico Aid

WGB helped fill a truck with tons of women and children's summer clothes and shoes to be shipped off to the town of Aibonito in Puerto Rico. This was an effort coordinated by Reston Bible Church in Sterling.

Glorimar Corps arranged the shipment to the town of Aibonito in the center of Puerto Rico through the Reston Bible Church (RBC) in Sterling. Glorimar visited the town with her husband Wilfredo and was shocked by the extent of the damage and that much of the aid has not reached inland, where their town is located.  They also said after the hurricane passed they are experiencing extremely high temperatures. They are thrilled that WGB can provide summer clothes and shoes. They have a large shipping container they are hoping to fill. 

The goal of this project is to provide some basic necessities to sustain the people of Aibonito for the next 30-90 days, the estimated time frame until power and basic utilities will be restored to the town.

Below is a list of other items that are needed:

  • Power generators
  • Extension cords
  • Personal water filtration systems
  • Drinking water
  • Lamps (solar- and battery-powered)
  • Non-perishable food items (canned food or items that don't need refrigeration and can last 60-90 days)
  • Powdered milk
  • Baby formula
  • Baby diapers
  • Batteries size D, AA and AAA
  • Battery-operated fans
  • Mosquito nets
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Solar-powered chargers (for phones and other electronics)
  • Adult diapers
  • Tarps (any size, the bigger the better)
  • Power inverters
  • Towels
  • Bed sheets (all sizes)
  • Over the counter medication (Tylenol, Pepto Bismol, etc.)
  • Clothing (not heavy or winter as PR is tropical year around)
  • Personal hygiene items

Loudoun Chamber Business Awards

Thank you to the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce for honoring Women Giving Back as a finalist under the 2017 Small Business Awards Nonprofit of the Year category. Congratulations to the winner The Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties and the other finalists, Loudoun Volunteer Caregivers and It Takes a Village, Baby.

Loudoun Chamber Business Awards

Sterling Women's Luncheon

Our very own Terri Stagi, President of Women Giving Back was invited to be the guest speaker at Sterling Women's Luncheon. She spoke about her journey through her career and an entrepreneur and the conception of Women Giving Back. Our WGB Ambassador Raven Bowden told her story and how WGB and our volunteers impacted her life.

Sterling Women's Luncheon

New Volunteers

WGB welcomed several new volunteers this month. The young girls are from Dominion High School.  The other ladies helped us kick off the season switch.

Dominion HS volunteers

October Store Volunteers

Unmask Domestic Violence Advocates

As part of October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the WGB Board received training from our partner Shelter House to become trained Unmask Domestic Violence Advocates. Raven Dickerson the Director of Artemis House was our trainer and helped us master the following skills: 

  1. Identifying red flags in abusive relationships and interactions 
  2. Confidently addressing unhealthy and abusive behavior in the community
  3. Creating a response toolkit and safety plan for victims who express needing help 

Thank you Raven for taking the time to bring us this important information and tools to WGB!

Unmask Domestic Violence Advocates

LCC Small Business Finalist Spotlight: Women Giving Back

Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce

Our blog is on the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce website. 

They also posted it on their Facebook page, we should like, comment and share.

LIF Grant Reception

AHT Insurance

WGB was one of the recipients of a grant from the Loudoun Impact Fund headed by David Schaefer, CEO of AHT Insurance. This will go to great use in expanding our youth programs.

Pictured standing (from left to right): Linda Giersher, David Schaefer (President & CEO of AHT Insurance), Amy Own, Dot Kidwell (Chair of AHT’s golf committee), Libby Stickman, and Mike Rogers. Seated (from left to right): Sarah Miley, Brendan Hill, Kelly Vogel, and Kathy Staubs.

LIF Grant Reception

Case Manager Open House

We had 16 Exhibitors for our Community Resource Fair and 55 Case Managers and Social Workers from the Agencies below. The Case Managers were pampered with Hair and Makeup from Leslie Green of Plush Wink and Elysia Buerger with Mary Kay.  They also were treated like models by getting free head shots taken by Breakaway Images Photography.

WGB was happy to pamper our Case Manager's for all they do!

Case Manager Open House

Case Manager Open House

See more photos from the 2017 event.

Some of the organizations that attended were:

  • Britepaths 
  • Catholic Charities - Prison Ministry
  • Christian Relief Services- Safe Places
  • Columbia College
  • Community Preservation and Development Corporation
  • Computer C.O.R.E.
  • Cornerstones
  • Crossroads Jobs
  • Early Head Start
  • Generation Hope
  • Good Shepard Alliance
  • HealthWorks
  • InMed Partnerships for Children
  • INOVA Juniper Program
  • Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter (LAWS)
  • Loudoun Counseling & Coaching LLC
  • Loudoun County Department of Mental Health
  • Loudoun County Public Schools
  • Loudoun County Workforce Resource Center - Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Youth Program,
  • Loudoun Homeless Service Center
  • Mass Mutual LifeBridge Program
  • Nami Northern Virginia
  • Northern Virginia Human Trafficking Initiative
  • Nurturing Families
  • NVFS Training Futures
  • SafePlaces
  • The PROGRESS Center Fairfax County Department of Housing
  • The Women's Center
  • Volunteers of America Chesapeake
  • Windy Hill Foundation

Prom dresses for students

Irene’s Prom Closet & WGB Homecoming attire event for Students

We had so many dresses we were able to support Loudoun County High School students in need with Homecoming this year.

October Store

Ladies from Ernst & Young LLP came to help the young girls from Youth for Tomorrow shop for clothing, organize the warehouse and they helped shop and pack 14 Bags to Go for women at Carpenter's Shelter in Alexandria.

Ernst & Young LLP Volunteers

Young ladies from the Get Louder Project helped provide childcare while our client's shopped for clothing on Saturday morning.

Get Louder Project

Mother/daughter teams volunteering at the October Store!

Mother/daughter volunteer teams

WGB welcomes first time volunteers from Cavalier Lacrosse.

Cavalier Lacrosse

WGB served the new class at Northern Virginia Family Services Training Futures on October 4th. One student named Salome was so excited about all of the beautiful outfits she got, she told us with so much confidence, “I am going to class tomorrow dressed like a CEO!”

Successful Sorts

Seventh graders from Flint Hill School did an amazing job and had a blast, sorting through donations and hanging clothes.

Flint Hill School

Saturday afternoon NVCC volunteers sorted and helped pack up clothing WGB sent to Puerto Rico.

NVCC volunteers

Equinix, Inc. joined us in October helping us sort through donations and preparing the store for shoppers.

Equinix, Inc. Volunteers

Volunteer Drives
First Excel Halloween Costume Drive

First Excel Halloween Costume Drive

Between this drive, the Clifton Women's Club with St. Mary's Catholic Church and TJ Maxx, we collected over 180 costumes for our kids!

Thank You!
Pulte Group clothing donations

A BIG thank you to Pulte Group for the shipment of brand new boys clothes from Kohl's. We are always in need of boys clothes ages 2t to 4t.

In This Issue

CVC Campaign

Calling all Virginia State Employees!

Consider donating to Women Giving Back (CVC #100089) during this year's Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign.

Please share this info with your colleagues and ask them to consider donating as well. Thank you!  Caring + Sharing = Hope
#CVC #VirginiaIsForGivers

Click here for more info

Jingle Bell Rock & Run benefits WGB

Jingle Bell Rock & Run

5K & 10K Race, 1K Fun Run/Walk on December 16th at One Loudoun

A great way to have fun and an inspiring way to join forces in the community to help those in need of support and services.

Register your team now!

5K Turkey Trot

5K Turkey Trot

Join us this year to participate as a Sponsor for the 10th Annual Lansdowne on the Potomac 5K Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot to benefit Women Giving Back.

Get more information

Amazon Smile

Shop on Amazon Smile

Support women giving back by shopping at Amazon smile. When you shop at Amazon smile, Amazon will donate to Women Giving Back. Support us every time you shop.

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.

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Sorting & Organizing – Monday, November 6th from 12:30pm-3:00pm

Sorting & Organizing – Wednesday, November 8th from 4:00-6:00pm

Store Helpers & Sorters – Friday, November 10th from 4:00-7:00pm

Store Helpers & Sorters – Saturday, November 11th from 8:30am-10:30am

Store Helpers & Sorters – Saturday, November 11th from 8:30am-1:00pm

Store Helpers & Sorters – Saturday, November 11th from 10:00am-1:00pm

Store Helpers & Sorters – Thursday, November 16th from 2:30pm-4:30pm

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