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Charity Banjo Auction Benefits WGB

Thank you to Mumford and Sons and Deering Banjos for personally choosing Women Giving Back as the beneficiary of your Charity Banjo Auction. The Banjo sold for $4,560!

The Virginia Charity Banjo was entirely one-of-a-kind, made with a Honey Amber neck bearing the shape and name of Virginia proudly on the peghead. With pearloid inlays of light blue set into the Midnight Maple fingerboard, paired with its purple resonator this banjo bears the colors of the symbolic men of the Virginia State Seal.

The drum head of the banjo was custom made by Remo with the Delta Tour Wings Logo and personally signed by Mumford & Sons.

Eve Weber represented WGB at the concert and got to meet Winston Marshall and tell him thanks on behalf of WGB.

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Pictured: Mumford and Sons with WGB Board member Eve Weber

Women’s Empowerment Luncheon Was a Huge Success

Women Giving Back’s first Annual Women’s Empowerment Luncheon exceeded all expectations! We are still celebrating all of the good that came out of it. We are thrilled to announce that between table sales, raffle and donations, we raised $75,000!

With over 300 of the area’s most powerful women in attendance, Katherine Weymouth spoke lovingly and confidently about her grandmother, Katherine Graham, and how women have continued greatness since Ms. Graham was the publisher at the Washington Post.

As the event was coming to a close, Jenn, a former client of WGB, came in to share her news with over 300 in the audience that she had spent the morning testifying against her abuser and announced she was able to get him indicted. There was no better way of ending the event than hearing from a strong woman finally feeling justice and relief after a long battle.

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Thank you to Lyons & Sucher Advertising for your assistance in producing this eye opening, incredibly real video for WGB.

Watch the video

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Freddie Mac WIN

Freddie Mac's Women's Interactive Network (WIN) hosted a company donation drive for Women Giving Back and wrapped up their Women's History Month Celebration by inviting WGB Executive Director, Nicole Morris and Cyndi Shanahan, WGB Vice President and former Freddie Macker, to their event to raise awareness of WGB's mission.

WIN supports the open exchange of ideas to help build a strong community of women at the company and encourages personal development through cross-divisional networking opportunities that offer exposure to all levels of employees.

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Scouts Pack Snacks for WGB Kids

Although not yet old enough to help in the warehouse and boutique, this adorable girl scout troop dropped in for a tour and donated snack packs for the children Women Giving Back serves. Thanks a million!

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Adams Girl Scouts also packed snack packs and unwrapped toiletries.

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FREE Military Family Shopping Day

Saturday, April 20, 2019 from 11am to 12pm

We would like to invite all those with a military ID to shop for FREE women's and children's clothing on April 20th from 11am-noon. #NotAllHeroesWearUnifoms Please have military ID on hand. We look forward to serving YOU. Please share!

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A Special Bag-to-Go for a Special Little Girl

Our Bag-to-Go program served 398 vulnerable women and children in 2018. 70% of those were children in need that we have never met.  We were touched by the photos and the story we received by our volunteer Edward who delivered a special Bag-to-Go for a very special little girl overseas.

Veronica is a Venezuelan refugee who migrated with her mom and 5 siblings to Columbia due to the hardships in their home country.  Veronica was soon abandoned on the street by her mother who could no longer afford to provide for her food and care for her medical needs. A local took Veronica in and now she is thriving and receiving the care that she needs. It warms our heart that WGB was able to provide clothing for this sweet little girl.

Reverse Overdose, Prevent & Educate (ROPE) Training

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 from 10–11am

The Chris Atwood Foundation is teaming up with Women Giving Back to deliver a free ROPE (Reverse Overdose, Prevent & Educate) training.

“The CAF is dedicated to reducing opioid related deaths by providing overdose reversal medication and training to the public, reducing stigma through accurate education, and providing resources and recovery support to individuals and families facing addiction.”

All are welcome (Volunteers, Case Managers, Clients, etc) to attend this free-training. Come learn with us!

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Terraforma Church Rockstars

Terraforma Church dedicates a day to volunteering every month when there is a 5th Sunday. This is the second Sunday they have volunteered at WGB with even more volunteers of all ages ranging from sorting to assembling snack/hygiene packs.

We couldn't be more thankful for such a wonderful and giving group. And they just recently presented us with a check for $300!

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March Store

A great weekend at the store! Thank you everyone!

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Client Spotlight
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Jacquie Acuna

I came to United States because I had hope and I found angels with no wings that have helped me in this difficult time, such as the organization Women Giving Back, who provided me and my children almost all the clothing we needed, but most importantly helped me with my self-esteem and made me feel confident again to succeed in life.

We had a normal life in Costa Rica, we were a happy family; my husband was working, we had two babies very close in age so we decided that I would stay home to raise them and I stopped working. But one day, my husband didn’t feel good; he had three strokes in the first months and then he was on bed-rest for several months, until they found out he had bladder cancer in advanced stages; because of medical bills we were in a really difficult position but I knew I could save his life.

At that time, a friend suggested for us to come to Virginia for medical health care and a housing program. Within one week, we made the decision to move to the U.S. and we sold/gave away everything, including our clothes, my kids toys and we were sent by the U.S. Embassy to our new home. Moving was really traumatic for my kids but I always tried to make them feel we are leaving for an adventure and make them smile. They became strong kids with a such a big heart.

It hasn’t been easy, we got here not knowing where we were going to sleep and for a mom that is very hard. He started the health care, but after he had surgery, he had a heart attack, then finally he was diagnosed with a condition in his blood and had to go through chemotherapy. He became a fighter, a fighter for the love of his family, my kids are in the education system and I finally got my residency. Now I am able to work and I am looking forward to giving my children a normal life again. I just want to give back one day by giving someone hope as I have received it and support people in need, because when you receive a hand your hope is greater.

Thank You Women Giving Back!

Successful Sorts

Thank you Liberty Republican Women's Club members for the recent clothing drive and $200 donation. We appreciate your continued support for WGB!

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National Christ Child Society we thank you for your donation drive! You're all wonderful and we appreciate your thinking of us.

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Successful Sorts

GMU Leadership through Community Engagement LLC

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Northern Virginia Women's Attorney Association (NVWAA) Sip & Sort

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Angela’s Birthday Bash – sorted summer clothes and stocked the store.

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George Mason University Volunteers

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Sorority sisters from AST - Alpha Sigma Tau

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Mother/daughter, Bronwen and Nancy

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Mother/daughter, Ranya and Sumedha

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Mother/daughters, Erica, Ella and Meghan

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Volunteers from Cornerstone Church

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Group from NOVA Community College

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Volunteers from Charm City Concierge Services

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Thank You!

Thank you First Mt Olive Baptist Church for letting us speak at your Women’s Fellowship group meeting. We look forward to working with you all. Thank you for all that you already do for our vulnerable homeless community.

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In This Issue

WGB is Hiring!

WGB is seeking a part-time Warehouse Associate to join the organization’s team.

View the position description

Save the Date!

Cinco de Mayo!

The Annual Cinco de Mayo fundraising event will be held on Thursday, May 2nd from 4:00 to 8:00pm.

Click here to purchase tickets or become a Sponsor.

Winter Coats Needed

Drivers Needed!

If interested in picking up donations and delivering them to WGB, we'd love to hear from you!

Please email Hunner!

Dulles Greenway

Thanks to our Partner Dulles Greenway for donating banner space.

Did You Know?

In 2018...

500+ women and children were transported to WGB for free –  who otherwise could not attend

1,000+ snack packs were distributed

4,000+ toys were distributed

430 backpacks were distributed

38 prom dresses were distributed

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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“she is clothed with strength and dignity”

proverbs 31:25

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Bring your inactive cell phone to WGB on any donation day. (no accessories, chargers, etc. please)

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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.

Store/Warehouse Helper – Friday, April 5th from 10:00am-1:00pm

Sorting/Organizing – Wednesday, April 10th from 4:00-7:00pm

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

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

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

Prom Boutique Helper – Tuesday, April 16th from 9:30am-12:30pm

Store/Warehouse Helper – Thursday, April 18th from 9:00am-12:00pm

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

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

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

Prom Boutique Helper – Saturday, April 20th from 1:00pm-3:00pm

Store/Warehouse Helper – Friday, April 26th from 9:00am-12:00pm

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