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Dear BRAWS Friends and Supporters,

It has been a very busy few months at BRAWS. Because of YOUR donations and YOUR efforts, our volunteers have delivered thousands of supplies to the following 54 shelters, schools, and partner organizations during this pandemic: 

  • ACCA​​ - Served homeless/low-income/unemployed women and girls in Annandale

  • Alexandria City Public Schools - Served students in the City of Alexandria 

  • ALIVE! House - Served homeless/low-income/unemployed women and girls in Alexandria

  • Arlington Clothesline for Kids - Served over 150 homeless/low-income children and teens in Arlington County

  • Artemis House (Shelter House) - Serving victims of domestic violence in Fairfax County

  • A-SPAN - Served homeless/low-income/unemployed women and girls in Arlington

  • AUMC - Served homeless/low-income/unemployed women and girls in Annandale

  • Bailey's Elementary School (FCPS) and Community Center - Served over 100 homeless/low-income/unemployed women and girls in Falls Church/Seven Corners area

  • Briar Woods High School (LCPS) - Served homeless & low-income girls in Ashburn area

  • Britepaths - Served homeless/low-income/unemployed women and girls in Fairfax County

  • Cedar Lane School (FCPS) - Served over homeless/low-income/unemployed women and girls in the Fairfax area.

  • Centreville Immigration Forum (Labor Resource Center) - Served low-income immigrants and refugees in Western Fairfax

  • Chris Atwood Foundation - Served women experiencing opioid/substance abuse recovery in Northern Virginia

  • Cornerstones - Served homeless/low-income/unemployed women and girls in Reston/Herndon region

  • CRi - Served individuals with disabilities & mental health needs, as well as​ fostered youth​ in Northern Virginia

  • Culmore Family Resource Center  - Served homeless teens and girls in Northern Virginia

  • Daniel's Run Elementary School (FCPS) - Served homeless/low-income/unemployed girls in Fairfax City area 

  • Dominion High School (LCPS) - Served ​over 100 ​homeless/low-income/unemployed girls in the Sterling area

  • Food for Others - Served over 200 homeless/low-income/unemployed women and girls in Fairfax County

  • Friends of Guest House - Served formerly incarcerated women in Alexandria

  • Guilford Elementary (LCPS) - Served homeless/low-income girls in the Sterling area

  • Health Brigade - Served hundreds of the most marginalized populations in the Richmond, VA area.

  • Herndon High School (FCPS) - Served homeless/low-income/unemployed girls in Reston/Herndon region

  • Kate’s Place (Shelter House) - Served homeless/low-income/unemployed women and girls in Fairfax County

  • Katherine Hanley (Shelter House) - Served homeless/low-income/unemployed women and girls in Fairfax County

  • Koinonia Foundation - Served homeless/low-income/unemployed women and girls in Alexandria and Springfield 

  • Lorton Community Action Center (LCAC) - Served homeless/low-income/unemployed women and girls in South Fairfax County and Prince William County (East)

  • Loudoun Hunger Relief - Served homeless/low-income/unemployed women and girls in Loudoun County

  • Madison High School (FCPS) - Served over 100 homeless/low-income/unemployed girls in the Vienna/Oakton area

  • Manassas Park High School (PWCS) - Served over 100 homeless/low-income/unemployed women and girls in the Manassas Park area 

  • Marshall High School (FCPS) - Served over 100 homeless/low-income/unemployed girls in the Vienna/Falls Church area

  • Mobile Hope - Served homeless/low-income/unemployed young adults and teens in Loudoun County 

  • New Hope Housing - Served homeless/low-income/unemployed women and girls in Arlington/Alexandria/South Fairfax County

  • Park View High School (LCPS) - Served over 100 homeless/low-income/unemployed girls in the Sterling area 

  • Poe Middle School (FCPS) - Served over 100 homeless/low-income/unemployed girls in the Annandale area

  • Purple Onion Catering Co. Pop-Up Pantry - Serving laid-off workers from the service industry in Fairfax County

  • Rising Hope Mission Church - Served homeless/low-income/unemployed women and girls in Alexandria 

  • Salvation Army (Fairfax) - Served homeless/low-income/unemployed women and girls in Fairfax County

  • Second Story - Served homeless teens and girls in Northern Virginia 

  • SERVE Hunger Resource Center (Northern Virginia Family Services) - Served homeless/low-income/unemployed women and girls in Manassas and Western Prince William County

  • She Believes In Me - Served homeless/low-income/unemployed women and girls in Reston/Herndon region 

  • South Lakes High School (FCPS) - Served homeless/low-income/unemployed women and girls in Reston/Herndon region

  • Southside Survivor Response Center - Served victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in Martinsville, Henry, and Patrick Counties

  • Sterling Middle School (LCPS) - Serving homeless/low-income/unemployed women and girls in the Sterling area

  • Stone Bridge High School (LCPS) - Served homeless/low-income/unemployed students in Ashburn

  • St. Matthew’s Church - Served homeless/low-income/unemployed women in Annandale

  • Thoreau Middle School (FCPS) - Served over 100 homeless/low-income/unemployed girls in the Vienna/Oakton area

  • United Community (formerly UMC of Alexandria) - Served homeless/low-income/unemployed women in Alexandria and South Fairfax County, along the Route 1 corridor

  • United Community - Served families of the following schools: Mt. Vernon Woods, Hybla Valley, Riverside, Washington Mills, Woodlawn, Woodley Hills, Ft. Hunt, Whitman, Carl Sandburg, Mt. Vernon Highschool, and West Potomac

  • Virginia Harm Reduction Coalition - Served women experiencing opioid/substance abuse recovery in Virginia 

  • Western Fairfax Christian Ministries - Served homeless/low-income/unemployed women and girls in Chantilly/Centreville

  • Women Giving Back - Served homeless/low-income/unemployed women and girls in Northern Virginia​

  • Woodbridge Workers Committee- Served 43 low-income families in Woodbridge and Manassas. 

  • 29 Diner - Served at-risk Fairfax families in need through a community food pantry

     

Thank you for helping to ensure that all those in our community continue to have access to basic needs.

Respectfully,

Holly Seibold
Founder & Executive Director
BRAWS

P.S. - If you know of an organization, shelter, school or pantry that needs menstrual supplies and/or undergarments, please let us know! We are here - ready and eager to help anyone in crisis! Please email Info@BRAWS.org to connect.
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Last week we asked for your help. We started the week with ZERO pads and over 1,000 people to help, and ended the week with a fully stocked inventory room!
Our heart is full! Thank you to all of YOU - our generous donors and volunteers - for always making sure the needs of the most vulnerable in our community are met. 💜

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Thank you so much to PHI NU OMEGA Chapter of AKA, Alexandria,VA for the donation of 6,000 products!!!! Just when we needed you most!!! 💜💜💜💜💜
It took 5 days and a ton of volunteers, but we FINALLY unpacked your donations!! Thank you so much to all of you that contributed money, pads, and (wo)manpower! Such joy to see the kindness of our community in these photos! 💜
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Thanks to Jack Heinbaugh and NBC Washington for helping us get the word out about the unbelievable need for menstrual supplies we have seen during this pandemic.
Because of the publicity, we raised over $8000 to help women and girls!
 
https://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/local-non-profit-needs-help-supplying-feminine-care-products/2361366/?fbclid=IwAR3fXshzl_DQUo8mVXH0tUx1xT9niw43Ri_asB89wH8v6EN3uibsHj5nxIs
Thank you to all our volunteers who helped load, unload, clean, and set up - (we should add, in EXTREME heat and with masks)! A special thanks to Vienna-based businesses, Purple Onion Catering Co. and Govan Builders, for lending their trucks! Stop by to say hello!
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