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Women Giving Back'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.

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Address: 20 Export Drive
Sterling, VA 20164
Email: info@womengivingback.org
Phone Number: 703-554-9386
Women Giving Back (WGB) opened its doors in 2007 to offer women in the Greater Washington Metro area experiencing poverty and homelessness access to the basic human need of clothing. Many people mistake WGB for just free clothing services. But we are so much more than that! WGB's caring volunteers ensure that clients are treated with open arms and receive the best possible services to give women the time and support to stabilize, heal, and make positive life changes. WGB connects clients to other resources to address other barriers (education, public benefit programs, mental health and health care) all related to moving towards self-sufficiency.
We envision a community in which women and children in crisis have access to the basic human need of clothing.

There are a limited number of clothing closet available in the area these community members when their budget gets stretched or they experience a crisis. We provide a direct benefit to at least 7,000 women and children per year - homeless women and children living in shelters, transitional housing facilities, and safe houses in DC, MD and VA, or living at or below the federal poverty line.

WGB's boutique like space sets it apart from any other "clothing closet" in the area. The space is decorated like a high-end boutique complete with ornate light fixtures and purple walls to signify domestic violence awareness. Positive quotes and art work can be found all around the walls providing messages of inspiration and strength. The boutique displays are styled by volunteers allowing clients to see an outfit put together for an interview or work.

WGB volunteers also make the space welcoming and inviting to the clients. Volunteers are trained to uphold WGB's values which make the clients feel like they are shopping at Nordstrom rather than a "clothing closet". Unlike some career focused clothing providers, WGB also provides casual clothing as a majority of the women served only need "career apparel" for the interviews and many work or seek work in retail, hospitality and service industries. We serve women fleeing domestic violence and human trafficking who need a whole new wardrobe for themselves and their children after leaving all their belongings behind.

We also provide for children and youth, as a warm coat, shoes that fit and a wardrobe of school clothing help them put their best foot forward every day. By making them feel comfortable and confident in the classroom, they are better able to focus on their studies and fit in with their peers.
WHAT OUR CLIENTS ARE SAYING …
"When I started my new position in December, I didn't have nice outfits for office work. I had only three summer dresses appropriate for work, so I had to wear summer clothes in Winter. One month later, I was given an opportunity to visit the Women Giving Back store. The Women Giving Back volunteers and staffs welcomed me warmly and they were amazingly supportive at the store. All the clothes I was given were very good condition and I love all of them. I feel very comfortable wearing these clothes and I feel more confident with new outfits at my new job. The service I received from the Women Giving Back was far more than I expected. I greatly appreciate all the support. Thank you so much."

WHAT OUR PARNERS ARE SAYING …
"I just wanted to thank you and your volunteers for all the wonderful support for our Temporary Aftercare Program (TAP) program. This summer alone, you and your volunteers have provided clothing so we could help 5 women. They are so overwhelmed at the time of release that having your amazing gift of clothing is so reassuring that they are not alone. That the community cares for them. This helps to reduce that feeling of not being a "normal" person. They love the clothing, but usually do not have the incentive to be able to thank you themselves. We just wanted you to know this. God bless you in your work and without fail, I am sure you will be hearing from me again soon."

WHAT OUR VOLUNTEERS ARE SAYING …
"WGB is an amazing organization run by some of the most amazing people. The need is so great and their mission has been an inspiration to me to do more. A wonderful place to spend your time and donation dollars!"