WGB 4th Quarter 2019 news
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Giving Tuesday Raises Over $37,000 for WGB!

It was a record day of gift giving on Giving Tuesday. We met our match and exceeded it. Thank you to all of you who donated to support WGB! It was amazing!

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#KindnessRocks

Great Day Washington host, Kristen Berset-Harris came came to WGB to highlight Apple Federal Credit Union's #KindnessRocks program. Our WGB Ambassadors Jen & Raven were interviewed.

The employees volunteered, brought donations, including tons of new underwear and surprised us with a $1k check.

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WGB’s Case Manager & Social Worker Open House and Community Resource Fair was a Success!

WGB board members and staff, as well as WGB committee members and volunteers, were on-hand to provide tours and answer questions regarding WGB’s programs.

We had a raffle from Kettermans Jewelers, complimentary lunch, networking and pampering with free makeovers from hairstylist Nicole Suarez from GypsyDollhouse Salon, Makeup Artists from MARY KAY, Goody bags donated by Lord + Taylor at Fair Oaks Mall.

Professional headshots were provided by Breakaway Images Photography and Special guest speakers on Youth Mental Health Awareness and Self-Care — quite a day!

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2nd Annual TopGolf Fundraising Event

Over $9,600 was raised for Women Giving Back at the 2nd annual TopGolf fundraising event!

Teams got tips/pointers from golf pro, Sam Stilwell who had just returned from the PGA EuroPro Tour. Sam played collegiate golf at Wittenberg University and helped his team in cinching the DIII NCAA Championships.

A special thanks to Heritage Contracting, Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant and all of the other sponsors for their donations!

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WGB Featured on WTTG FOX 5’s “On The Hill” Program

WGB’s Nicole Morris with one of our amazing partners INMED USA were on Fox 5’s Sunday morning program promoting Women Giving Back’s Holiday Toy Drive and Giving Tuesday.

watch the full segment

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WGB is Honored with a Top-Rated Award for 2019

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It's official… the results are in. Thanks to our fans, we have been honored with a Top-Rated Award for 2019 from GreatNonprofits!

We appreciate all of your contributions! Women Giving Back is on the 2019 Top-Rated List.

If you haven't already done so, please share your story.

Loudoun Chamber Presents Small Business Awards

It was a great night celebrating incredible businesses, non-profits and individuals at the 25th annual small business awards hosted by the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce. Congrats to all of the winners & nominees. We were in great company!

Thank you again Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce for our nomination at the annual awards this year. We had a blast and are so proud of all nominations and winners.

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Story Slam Fundraiser Benefits WGB

Resourceful Women held a story slam fundraiser benefiting WGB at Pinot’s Palette.  It was a blast and we raised $1,000!

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High Heeled Happy Hour to Benefit WGB

Thursday, December 12th
from 6 to 9pm
Black Olive at the National Conference Center

tickets & more info

Herndon Woman’s Club Supports WGB

Thank you Herndon Woman’s Club for choosing WGB to be the beneficiary of your 61st Annual Charity Fashion Show. $2,000 was raised for WGB!

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Young Life Washington DC Metro Region Visits WGB

Young Life Washington DC Metro Region offers teen moms relief from the isolation and struggle of their daily lives, treating each mother and her children with unconditional love and respect.

Life-on-life mentoring is the very heart of YoungLives. Mentors build relationships with teen moms, offering guidance in the matters of faith, parenting and self-worth. This investment of time and heart has empowered positivity, sustainable change in the lives of these beautiful families for over 25 years.

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October Store

We were happy to have Women Veterans Interactive volunteer with us for the first time at WGB on Saturday. We can't wait to have them back again next month to help us with our Military Family Shopping Day.

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Volunteers from Volkswagen did an amazing job keeping the store stocked and running!

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Thank you T.J.Maxx, First Excel Title, and all of our individual costume donors!

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November Store

Thank you to M&T Bank for sponsoring a shopping trip for 29 veterans from Easter Seals. M&T chartered a bus from RMA Transportation that brought our servicewomen from DC to WGB for a fun-filled shopping experience assisted by M&T and EY volunteers.

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This group from American College of Radiology helped the November store run smoothly, and got a huge amount of work done in our warehouse, filling almost all of our racks.

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Thanks to Lockheed Martin and all of the November store volunteers for your help!

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To our mother/daughter groups – we thank you for your support and help!

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Thank you to these teen volunteers for replenishing the giveaway bags!

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Thank you to the volunteers from Capitol Harmonia, National Charity League and FlexProfessionals that helped us run a smooth November store!

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Referral Partner Spotlight

Spotlight: Coordinated Services Planning

We're happy to give a facility tour our Referral Partners anytime. We had Coordinated Services Planning (CSP) specialists from Fairfax County Region 2 visit us in October. 

CSP works hard every day connecting those facing difficulties with assistance – including food, clothing, shelter, employment, financial assistance, healthcare and more other needs.

If you know of a Fairfax County resident in need, have them call 703-222-0880 to receive assistance.

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Volunteer Drives

Unified Caring Association sent several boxes of items for the Youth for Tomorrow (YFT) girls at the November store. Some of the boxes had zippered pouches containing lip gloss, pretty hair ties and a colorful pen. Other boxes had journals for the girls.

The YFT girls loved the bags and journals!

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7 year old Emma held a coat drive with 3 collection boxes which yielded 80 coats for WGB! She saw how fast the coats get taken and vowed to return next year with 6 collection boxes full!

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Thank you to the Sterling United Methodist Church for your underwear donation!

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The ExxonMobil Spouses' Club coordinated a donation drive on behalf of WGB.

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Thank you to the Northern Virginia Chapter of the Radford Alumni Association for their toy donations.

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FlexProfessionals ran a toiletries drive for us, and brought a whole lot of full-sized toiletries for our clients.

Successful Sorts

Evolve Salon & Spa closed for the day to give back at WGB!

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These two ladies from the George Mason University Human Development and Family Science Student Organization did a great job sorting children’s clothes.

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The always helpful NVBIA Women in the Building Industry group.

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Thank you to Ernst & Young for sorting in October!

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In addition to a couple of new volunteers, we had folks from Sisters4Sisters, and a huge group of volunteers from Public Affairs Support Services, Inc.  They achieved a great deal of work; refilling most of the size racks in the store, re-stocking and organizing accessories, and sorting and hanging huge amounts of clothes in the warehouse.

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We had a great group of girl scouts who really got our Halloween costume boutique into good shape.

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Students from Flint Hill Middle School did a really great job sorting and boxing kids clothes, and boxing up a lot of summer clothing.

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These ladies from Great Falls United Methodist Church made a huge dent in our donation pile!

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Two students from Thoreau Middle School in Vienna were able to perform their service hours at WGB.

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Volunteers from Capital One did a great job sorting in October.

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Thank you Asurion and Helix Electric! It's amazing how much got done! Re-stocking the store, filling the warehouse with racks of hanging clothes, and making a sizeable dent in our donation pile!

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Thank You!

Sue, Kim and Tricia met years ago when they were all pregnant with twins. They have continued their friendship through many bonding events like dinners and book club. They decided to add a volunteering experience at WGB!

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We received 50 toiletry-filled goodie bags from Krysta Solomon that were placed in Santa’s workshop.

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We received a couple of donated shipments for about 300 pairs of socks from Amazon Twitch, and 100 Bella Bands from Ingrid & Isabel.

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Thank you to the Chamber Champion Lead Share Group for spending some time in the warehouse getting us store ready!

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Some very helpful young women from MedLife were instrumental in stocking our store back into shape, especially the kids clothes.

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Thank you so much to the DC Chapter of the 7x24 Exchange for all these amazing donations for our Holiday Gift event!

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Thank you to NVAR Cares for the grant of $500 to support our programs.

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A big thanks to the Nardotti family!

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In This Issue

2018 Annual Report

2018 Annual Report

Our 2018 annual report is available!

Read it here

WGB is Hiring!

Women Giving Back is seeking a full-time Program Operations Manager to join the organization’s team.

View the position description

Kids’ Clothing Needed!

We are running low on kids clothes of all sizes and gender. Please consider going through your kids’ closets and bagging up what may be too small for them.

Find drop off locations

Did You Know...

Did you know that WGB supplies local schools with clothing for their in-school clothing closets through our Community Distribution Partner Program (CDP)?

We are always looking for more partners that want to serve students with clothes in their school.

Learn more here

“A big thank you for the coats... They are currently keeping students at Riverside WARM!.”

– Susan Sabloff,
Parent Liaison,
Riverside High School

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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 – Tuesday, December 10th from 9:30am-12:30pm

Sorting/Organizing – Wednesday, December 11th from 4:00-6:00pm

Store/Warehouse Helper – Thursday, December 12th from 2:30-5:00pm

Store/Warehouse Helper – Friday, December 13th from 4:00-7:00pm

Store/Warehouse Helper – Saturday, December 14th from 8:30am-10:30am

Store/Warehouse Helper – Saturday, December 14th from 8:30am-1:00pm

Store/Warehouse Helper – Saturday, December 14th from 10:30am-1:00pm

Store/Warehouse Helper – Tuesday, December 17th from 9:30am-12:30pm

Store/Warehouse Helper – Thursday, December 19th from 9:00am-12:00pm

Open Drop-in Sort – Thursday, December 19th from 9:30am-1:30pm

Store/Warehouse Helper – Saturday, December 21st from 8:30am-10:30am

Store/Warehouse Helper – Saturday, December 21st from 8:30am-1:00pm

Store/Warehouse Helper – Saturday, December 21st from 10:30am-1:00pm

Open Drop-in Sort – Monday, December 30th from 11:00am-2:00pm

Open Drop-in Sort – Wednesday, January 1st from 11:00am-2:00pm

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