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Women Giving Back

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Mission: WGB’s mission is to support women and children in crisis, and build their confidence and self-esteem, by providing great quality clothing at no cost, assisted by caring and committed volunteers who offer personalized service and interaction.

Results: We have distributed over 350,000 items of clothing to over 24,000 women and 15,000 children. Our numbers unfortunately continue to grow each month.

Community Stories

23 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!

1

Donor

Rating: 5

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.

1 Nicole Morris

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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!

2

Board Member

Rating: 5

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.

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Great overall!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Amazing resource for my clients! They are generous and compassionate.

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

A great idea, executed very well. This group keeps growing and is a great resource.

2

Donor

Rating: 5

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.

2

Donor

Rating: 5

Dedicated, focused, warm, life-inspiring, funny, committed, determined, smart, compassionate...not enough complimentary adjectives in the dictionary to describe the women of WGB. As I am no longer in the area and am now sadly a former volunteer but still and always will be a current donor, I have seen firsthand the impact these ladies make on the lives of so many women and children in need. They all embody the pay it forward philosophy. God bless them all and the people they serve!

2

Donor

Rating: 5

Women Giving Back in a valued organization with a mission to improve the lives of the women and children they serve. On my first visit to drop off donations, I was greeted by the Director and given a personal tour of the store. She shared their vision for increasing their space to provide an even better shopping experience for their clients. I tell all my colleagues and friends of this great organization and have arranged clothing drives to further their cause.

3 Susan481

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Women Giving Back helps struggling women struggle a little less. The WBG "store" located in Sterling, VA provides clothing and accessories for women. From casual items to professional attire, there's apparel for every size and style. There is also clothing for babies through young children. How terrific the shoppers must feel when they leave knowing that their children have the clothing they need!

WBG offers opportunities for volunteers to sort through clothing so that the store is inviting and organized for the once-a-month shopping event. It's fun to chat and sort, knowing you're also helping women in need.

A great organization!!!! Five stars!!!

2 Seah B.

Client Served

Rating: 5

WOMEN GIVING BACK- the absolute example of a non -profit organization that goes above and beyond themselves to reach the underprivileged.
Members of GAP MINISTRIES here in the USA and in Sierra Leone, West Africa, and India have benefited greatly from WGB's clothing distribution.
In particular, the group of women referred to as FORGOTTEN WOMEN in the deep rural areas of the Eastern Province of Sierra Leone, women who have lost husbands and children in the war, have within the past 5 years relied on WGB for donations and the team has always generously lend their hands all the way to Africa.
thank you TEAM WGB.
Pastor M

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

They do wonderful work and are so helpful for all of our students! We are so grateful to have a partner like Women Giving Back!

1

Donor

Rating: 5

The dedication and determination to help women and children in need is remarkable.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Women Giving Back is the best clothing resource I have ever worked with. The clients I send to the monthly store always return with beautiful clothing that builds their confidence, and recognizing that many low-income families have work schedules and/or transportation limitations that prevent them from coming to the store themselves, Women Giving Back is willing to prepares bags of clothing in my agency's clients' sizes for us to pick up and deliver to them. Women Giving Back also distinguishes itself from other clothing resources by providing breakfast and childcare for children while their mothers shop, and by offering an experience akin to a boutique so that clients feel like shoppers rather than charity cases.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is an outstanding organization with a life-changing mission. I got the opportunity to tour the store and I am currently working on planning a volunteer day with the institution I am involved with. I am proud to help such an organization and happy to support them in any way that I know how!

Donor

Rating: 5

Women Giving Back is an incredible story of a charitable brainchild developing into a reality that has a significant impact on the lives of many through the hard work and dedication of it's founders and many volunteers. I heard first hand at a recent fundraiser from a beneficiary of WGB what a blessing they were to her as she re-entered the work force. Keep up the great work !

Client Served

Rating: 5

Women Giving Back is an amazing organization and in the short time that I've been working with them, they've already been able to provide clothing, accessories, and confidence in my young female clients looking to change their lives and start a career. One of my clients came in to meet with me after they went to one of the "shopping" events and was wearing clothes from WGB and said they absolutely loved the location and the set up and they were excited to have clothes to wear to their upcoming interview. I also can't say enough about their willingness to go above and beyond and help each individual referral. I've been able to provide scrubs to my clients in health care programs and also give them a resource to get age appropriate clothing for their young children. WGB is making more of a difference than they know in the lives of these women and I look forward to having this resource available for more clients to come!