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Attention WGB Volunteers!

WGB now uses VolunteerHub!

We are excited to announce that we are now live with our new volunteer software, VolunteerHub! Instead of signing up for volunteer opportunities through SignUpGenius, you will now be able to access our events through VolunteerHub.

In order to stay updated, you need to make an account using a computer, phone, and/or tablet.

Free Military Family Shopping Day

March of Dimes Heroines of Washington Awards

Heroines of Washington

WGB is honored that March of Dimes has selected 3 of our own as Heroines of Washington Awards finalists, which honors women who go above and beyond their professional responsibilities to make a sustained impact on their communities through service efforts.

The March of Dimes Heroines of Washington Awards Gala is one of Washington’s most esteemed events, recognizing professional women in the D.C. Metro Area for their dedication to community service.

Since 2001, the March of Dimes has honored 111 “heroines” and raised more than $2.8 million to make sure one day all babies are born full-term and healthy.

Heroines of Washington Finalists

Domestic Violence Awareness Fashion Show | Purple Runway

Purple Runway

WGB is being recognized for our work with survivors of domestic and intimate partner violence on October 21, 2018, at the 4th installment of Purple Runway, an annual fashion show event and fundraiser produced by Kamisol Style Consultancy CEO, Gigi McMillan.

Purple Runway has worked with local and national organizations over the years to help increase support for Domestic Violence victims. WGB will be presented with the 2018 Community Champion Award for our work in our communities.

This year the event will be held at Mercedes-Benz of Arlington with doors to open for Special Guests at 6:30pm. VIP guests are invited to enjoy the Cocktail Party from 5:00-6:30pm.

Together We Give Event hosted by the Giving Circle of HOPE

WGB's Nicole Morris

Giving Circle of Hope's Together We Give is both a celebration of the circle's mission to create positive change and an opportunity to introduce the community to the power of collective giving.

This serves as a great reminder of our impact and difference we all make at WGB.

Women Giving Back was one of three nonprofits featured and we received over $1k from the evening’s proceeds.

Fashion NoVa Event benefits WGB

The Peterson Companies once again honored WGB by naming us their beneficiary at the Fashion NoVa Show at Fairfax Corner. Glorious fall fashions were displayed (and we may have just bought a few!) to a large crowd. We love our partnership with them!

Fashion NoVa Show at Fairfax Corner

"Women Who Mean Business” winner Cecilia Hodges

Women Who Mean Business

WGB is pleased to announce this year’s “Women Who Mean Business” winner Cecilia Hodges!

The 15th annual Women Who Mean Business Awards recognizes the region's most influential women.

Honorees represent women from every industry and profession, women who have made a difference in their communities and are leaving a mark on Washington.

Interview with Cecilia

Centreville Immigration Forum's Annual Dinner

Centreville Immigration Forum's Annual Dinner

Cyndi Shanahan & Hunner Rezek represented WGB at the Centreville Immigration Forum's Annual Dinner.

The mission of Centreville Immigration Forum (CIF) is to implement sustainable programs that provide immigrants in need with the means to improve their lives and become more integrated into the community; improve communication and cooperation among groups serving immigrants; and build community recognition of our strength in diversity.

HomeGoods Grand Opening in Sterling benefits WGB

Great day at the new HomeGoods Store Grand Opening at Potomac Run Plaza!

Women Giving Back was the chosen charity to benefit from the grand opening and were presented with a check for $10,000! Imagine what we can do with it. Thank you so much!

HomeGoods benefits WGB

Loudoun County Public Schools

Great meeting with the WGB Outreach Committee and Loudoun County Public School's Outreach Services Supervisor, Grant Schafer and several LCPS Parent liaisons.  LCPS Parent Liaisons help bridge the gap between home and school by providing parents with the resources and support they need to ensure their child's academic and social success. We look forward to working together this school year.

Loudoun County Public School's Outreach Services

Christian Mission in Ghana

Transformed Life Ministries (TLM) has been in existence for the past 35 years in Ghana, West Africa. TLM in collaboration with WGB's Community Distribution Partner, GAP Ministries (USA) have embarked on Outreach work in villages in Ghana through the distribution of clothing to the poor and needy.

Christian Mission in Ghana

They have realized that relationship with churches and ministries like GAP Ministries (USA) is a vital part of this ministry and the entire Body of Christ. They believe that relationship is not an option, but mandatory for yielding results in life and ministry, and together can make a difference in our cities, nation and the entire world for our Lord and Master Jesus Christ.

Teamwork and a network of international partners is what makes the Ministries' outreach successful.

September Store

Great day at WGB! Teachers from Flint Hill School came to volunteer and help Wesley Housing residents shop.

Teachers from Flint Hill School

Our Sisters4Sisters hosted an empowering workshop that focused on job interviewing and self-care.

Sisters4Sisters workshop

Successful Sorts

Verisign

Verisign Volunteers

LMI Women's Forum

Thank you to the LMI Women's Forum for joining together to use your 5.5 service hours to sort donations at WGB. Hope to see you all again soon!

LMI Women's Forum volunteers

Terraforma Church

What a great day we had with Terraforma Church. Approximately 20 adults and 15 kids helped put together approximately 80 snack packs and 60 hygiene packs. The kids placed handmade notes and cards in the packs! Plus, the group accomplished a lot of sorting and organized the store in multiple sizes and for the fall season.

Terraforma Church Sorters

CREW

CREW volunteers

Herndon High School Cheer

These girls were such fun and accomplished so much!

Herndon High School Cheer volunteers

Cushman & Wakefield

A lovely letter from our new friends at Cushman & Wakefield said, “The group had an amazing time volunteering at WGB. Your organization is fantastic and making a meaningful impact on women in our community.  It is my hope that Cushman & Wakefield can remain involved with WGB for many years to come. During our clothing drive last month, we also encouraged our colleagues to make monetary donations in honor of Shelley Radomski.”

Cushman & Wakefield volunteers

Volunteer Drives

Mary Rogers with First Service Residential & Robin Sullivan of Paul Davis Restoration dropped off 300-400 pairs of shoes. They are all so generous and helpful; supporting our many initiatives and volunteering often!

First Service Residential & Paul Davis Restoration shoe drive

 

CleanOffice donations

CleanOffice

Our volunteer Vickie from CleanOffice brought in a large haul of feminine products and deodorant for our clients.

So thankful for your support of our initiatives!

Aerospace Corporation Donation Drive
The Aerospace Corporation Donation Drive was a huge success. Thank you!

Aerospace Corporation Donation Drive

Thank You!

Thank you to first-time volunteers, Madden and Celine, seniors at Briar Woods High School in Brambleton.

Briar Woods High School volunteers

Thank you to the women of United Rentals - Women United!

United Rentals - Women United volunteers

Thank you to these mother/daughter volunteer duos! Always a great opportunity to spend quality time together and accomplish so very much on others behalves. Come back anytime!

Mother/daughter volunteer duos

Rival schools, but friendly volunteers! Abby, a senior at Potomac Falls and Meghan, a senior at Dominion High School. These girls actually went to elementary school together!

High school rival volunteers

In This Issue
2017 WGB Annual Report

2017 Annual Report

Our 2017 annual report is now available.

Read the full report here

Dulles Greenway

Welcome to our new partner Dulles Greenway

Watch for our banner!

WGB Store
2nd Qtr Report

924 Women Served

1,292 Children Served

The Prom Boutique Served 38 Students in area schools

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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“I just wanted to send my sincerest gratitude for all of your help with [our client's] bag(s)-to-go. She called saying her kids thought it was christmas, and she finally has some respectable professional clothes.”

–Client Advocate

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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

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

Sorting & Organizing – Wednesday, October 10th from 4:00-6:00pm

Store/Warehouse Helper – Friday, October 12th from 4:00-7:00pm

Store/Warehouse Helper – Saturday, October 13th from 8:30am-10:30am

Store/Warehouse Helper – Saturday, October 13th from 10:30am-1:00pm

Store/Warehouse Helper – Tuesday, October 16th from 9:30am-12:30pm

Store/Warehouse Helper – Wednesday, October 17th from 9:30am-11:30am

Store/Warehouse Helper – Thursday, October 18th from 2:30pm-5:00pm

Store/Warehouse Helper – Saturday, October 20th from 8:30am-10:30am

Store/Warehouse Helper – Saturday, October 20th from 10:30am-1:00pm

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