Helping Hands – Women Giving Back
A non-profit out of Sterling, Virginia, helps women and children in crisis by providing gently used clothes to those in need throughout the Washington, DC metro area.
Families can come and shop free of charge for everyday necessities. Everything that they receive comes from donors; however, they take pride in making sure that the clothes are of excellent quality. They make sure that they are giving away clothes they would want to wear themselves. When the pandemic hit, they closed the doors to their boutique to provide food items to those in need creating a food pantry. They specifically saw a need to help children; they even expanded to a diaper pantry over time. Since June, they have served almost 400 infants a month.
They relied heavily on funding from special events, but they could no longer have them once the pandemic began. This year they were also surprised with a $40,000 rent increase affecting their budget.
Touched by what they are working to achieve, Joel Bassam from Easterns Automotive Group donated $2,000 to help them continue their fantastic mission.
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