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Review for Women Giving Back, Sterling, VA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Women Giving Back is a wonderful nonprofit that helps women and children across the national capital area gain the confidence they need to succeed in life by providing excellent clothing to them at no cost. Not only does it help the women in need, but those of us who volunteer to help the women and children shop learn of the resilience of these women and how they are able to improve their lives and those of their children! Another group who find Women Giving Back to be their nonprofit of choice is the donors of clothing. Since Women Giving Back gives clothing for free to those who need it, many individuals who have clothing for women and children that is in great condition love to donate to WGB. It gives them a feeling of ease and personal satisfaction to know that their clothing is going to be well used by someone who really needs it. Finally the relationships that are developed among the volunteers is wonderful. Some of my life-long friendships have started at Women Giving Back.
The organization not only has wonderful shopping experiences for the clients, but they will also create a "bag to go" for those clients who cannot make it to the store for any reason. Personal shopping is a real skill, and some of the volunteers are wonderful at creating a new wardrobe for women and children. Additionally there is a program to distribute clothing to other organizations throughout the region which give clothing to those in need. Through this community distribution partner program clothing has been able to reach those in need in DC, Virginia and Maryland who cannot find the transportation to get to the facility in Sterling, VA. Finally there is a transportation program that provides transportation from shelters and other nonprofits if there are 12 or more women who would like to shop at the store.
The knowledge that clothing is going at no cost to the clients who are truly in need, along with the flexibility of programs to distribute wonderful clothing really makes a difference to those who support Women Giving Back!

Role:  Board Member
 

Review for Women Giving Back, Sterling, VA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

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!

Role:  Volunteer