Helping Women and Children in Crisis by Distributing Clothing at No Cost

The foundation of everything we do is to ensure women and
children receive the basics in life.

The WGB Store is filled with donated clothing, accessories, shoes and more, for both women and children. Our clients are qualified by their case managers, and are most typically living in shelters or part of a transitional program in and around the Greater Washington DC area.

Our volunteers provide personal service and uplifting interaction in a unique boutique-like atmosphere. We are able to provide compassion, and companionship in otherwise tough situations.

Many clients leave their crises with only the clothing on their backs. We are here to help them restock those basic necessities free of charge. Through generous donations we make sure these women and children have what they need to to rebuild their lives and restore their dignity. 

This increased self-esteem leads to an obvious resilience, poise and pep in their steps. They have their own checklist of to-dos and our job is to get them every step closer:

  • Secure a stable roof over their head
  • Gain and maintain employment
  • Become more financially sound to make ends meet; and then some
  • Apply their experiences and opportunities toward learning tools for their children

We watch them move up and away from the hurdles that once held them back.

Since 2016

70,242 +

hours volunteered.

35,457

women and children served.

$ 4,457,633

in kind value of clothing distributed.

Volunteer

On store days we need volunteers to help clients shop for clothing, restock the racks, provide childcare, check out our shoppers and overall, manage needs much like a retail department store.

Become a personal shopper, coordinate a donation drive; on or off-site (clothing, accessories, shoes, snack packs, diapers and more!), facilitate corporate and community outreach and/or become a sort leader.

We welcome individuals, groups, families, schools/universities, businesses of any size, religious organizations, clubs and more. Children are welcome to volunteer if at least 12 and accompanied by an adult, 15 unaccompanied.

Annual Events

Women’s Empowerment Luncheon

Friday, April 1, 2022 | 11am-2pm – Tentatively

Our annual Women’s Empowerment Luncheon presented by M&T Bank is held in honor of International Women’s Day and an opportunity to recognize the power of women. M&T’s inspirational program celebrates the exceptional impact that Women Giving Back, and the thousands of women that support us, are having on women and children in the Greater Washington D.C. area. More details to come.

Cinco De Mayo Fiesta

Thursday, May 5, 2022 – Tentatively

Due to COVID-19, we have had to cancel our major Cinco de Mayo fundraiser 2 years in a row. We are optimistic that 2022 the fiesta will be in full swing! Our Cinco de Mayo event is one of our major fundraisers and has helped us sustain all the programs, clothing, and opportunities we offer our clients. More details to come.

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14 hours ago

Women Giving Back

Attention all teens! Join us for a fun and empowering event on February 2nd from 5-7pm where you can learn more about WGB and what we do and ALL the ways that you can get involved! Snacks, music, and giveaways; it’ll be a night to remember! Sign up on www.wgb.volunteerhub.com! 💜😆 See MoreSee Less

Attention all teens! Join us for a fun and empowering event on February 2nd from 5-7pm where you can learn more about WGB and what we do and ALL the ways that you can get involved! Snacks, music, and giveaways; itll be a night to remember! Sign up on www.wgb.volunteerhub.com! 💜😆

22 hours ago

Women Giving Back

Our Sort Leader Training this evening is being rescheduled to February 15th at 6pm! Sign up here: www.wgb.volunteerhub.com and take your service with WGB to the next level! 💜 please RSVP to lisa@womengivingback.org if you would like to join us! See MoreSee Less

Our Sort Leader Training this evening is being rescheduled to February 15th at 6pm! Sign up here: www.wgb.volunteerhub.com and take your service with WGB to the next level! 💜 please RSVP to lisa@womengivingback.org if you would like to join us!

2 days ago

Women Giving Back

Did you know that vulnerable people are being trafficked near you? This month is Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month and we want to take a moment to highlight our great partners in the community who are on the front lines. Swipe ▶️ through for information about Reset180 Children of the Night Inc and @Fairgirls Allstaff Thank you for all you do to support victims of sexual exploitation and trafficking.

Please take time to give your local organizations all the support you can: like, follow, and share, volunteer and donate if you can! 💜
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