I first heard about Women Giving Back a few years ago during their annual toy drive in December. I then learned more about the wonderful work that the organization provides and I had the opportunity to help the volunteer coordinator at WGB organize a toy drop off at an establishment in LoCo. Since that time, I have brought both my daughters with me to volunteer at the WGB store to help sort. We all feel so good about volunteering for an organization that gives so much to those in need and we are now regular volunteers and look forward to our next session at WGB!
Thank you so much for all you had done for me. You provided me with clothing when I did not have any. ( I was the one who wears a size 3) Again, Thank You so much. You probably do not remember who I am because you help so many people. I would not ever stop remembering you. You have such an amazing huge heart. Huge hugs to you and your team. All of you are amazingly wonderful.
When I first read about Women Giving Back I knew that I wanted to get involved. I started by donating clothing to WGB...then moved on to helping support several sort events, both with Women of the Washington Redskins (WOW) and also with the Zonta Club of Fairfax...and finally helping the ladies select items of clothing during the "store hours". It was such an awesome experience helping those who needed everyday clothes and those who were looking for clothing to wear when going on job interviews. The effort by all of those who participate is so rewarding and such a blessing to the ladies and their children. So happy to be a part of this effort!
This organization is truly a blessing to those living in this area. The cost of living is extremely high and it becomes near impossible to be successful when the price for everything from shelter to food to clothing is altogether astronomical. Women Giving Back has an incredible impact on the community and I know they touch many lives through the wonderful work they do.
The cost of living is extremely high in our region. Low income households are spending upwards to 40-50% on housing costs alone. After food, transportation and other essentials costs this leaves little to no room in the household budget for clothing. Women Giving Back has been a crucial resource and nonprofit partner to our low income individuals and families Cornerstones serve in our shelter and affordable housing program. We thank you WGB for all you do in our communities!
I first started as someone that donated on behalf of my previous company. I then donated on behalf of my own company. Soon thereafter I realized, I could help more by way of sharing the joys of this incredible organization, join forces with these amazing folks and donate both dollars and time. I've never looked back. To see the faces of these women and children as they shop, laugh, learn and prosper. To see the faces of the volunteers, board members, community members and those that learn about WGB for the first time. Every moment and experience thus far has been great to be a part of; no matter the role I play. WGB is making a difference for sure.
Women Giving Back provides clothing to women and children in crisis. It isn't just clothing that is given, but a shopping experience that results in a self-confident and smartly dressed woman leaving the store. All of the at least 50 garments, 4 pair of shoes, handbag and jewelry are free for the shoppers.
The volunteers are all there because they love the mission of the group and really love interacting with the clients. The youth are there to help peers shop, find great clothing for young women and take care of the children while the women shop.
They are trying new ideas to make sure they are meeting the needs of the clients -- different shopping days, special shopping days for special groups etc.
Amazing resource for my clients! They are generous and compassionate.
A great idea, executed very well. This group keeps growing and is a great resource.
Just a few short years ago WGB started with a small group of women who wanted to make a difference. They started small but had a big vision that they've fulfilled - and more. Their energy, dedication and big hearts have resulted in thousands of homeless and down-on-their luck families get much needed help. Additionally they've helped hundreds of more fortunate young adults learn the importance of caring and giving. Nobody knows what the future holds but my guess is they'll continue to expand and make an even greater difference than they originally envisioned.