Women Giving Back’s mission is to support women and children in crisis, build their confidence and self-esteem by providing great quality clothing at no cost. Women Giving Back was founded in June 2007 by a core group of building industry sales and marketing professionals. In the past ten years WGB has distributed over 600,000 items of clothing and served over 133,500 women in Northern Virginia.
“The business of business is improving the state of the world.”
– Marc Benioff, CEO of Salesforce
In 1999, Salesforce pioneered the 1-1-1 Model of Integrated Philanthropy donating 1% of equity, 1% of technology and 1% of employees time. Recently our Public Sector Solution Engineering team came together from as far as California and Canada. We spent half the day volunteering at Women Giving Back, helping sort and organize clothing and preparing the store for the next day of shoppers. Conversations ranged from 80s fashion faux pas and decoding Chico’s sizing to exchanging stories of little league games and recent vacations. Working side by side away from our computers allowed us to connect in a new way.
“WGB’s most valuable asset are our volunteers. When the women come to shop they are assisted by caring and committed volunteers who offer personalized service and interaction. Women from over 100 shelters and programs are invited to shop each month. Their smiles are all the thanks our volunteers need.” – womengivingback.net