After this year's annual Ladies' Holiday Social, Alliance members and friends had collected 3 large lawn & garden size bags, several kitchen trash can size bags and a few additional shopping bags of clothes, shoes, purses, jewelry and accessories to donate to Women Giving Back (most of it pictured here with WGB founders, Nicole Morris [right] and Fiona Hughes [left]). It filled the trunk of my car and the entire back seat and floor!
In a departure from previous years, we decided to combine our annual clothing drive for the wonderful people at WGB with our holiday party. We invited every woman attending to go through their closets, dig deep, and bring their gently used professional clothing. And, by George, that's exactly what they did!
It has been a gift to each of us it is to know that we've helped WGB serve women making better lives for themselves and their families for the past few years.
WGB assists transitionally homeless women and children get on their feet with clothes to help them enter the workplace and fit in at school. The women can shop for all kinds of clothing and accessories without charge. WGB has distributed over 300,000 items of clothing to more than 23,000 women and 15,300 children from over 100 shelters in Northern Virginia.
And this year we helped make a bit more available for them to offer. Way to go, Alliance members and Friends!