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Do More 24 donors met the goal
Donors to the 24-hour online fundraiser, Do More 24, met our $5,000 goal (special thanks to an anonymous donor who gave half the needed amount to put us over the top)! Those funds will serve as a downpayment or match to help us obtain a greatly needed nine-passenger van: view the promo video, "We Need a Van!", here. Held this year on June 4, Do More 24 is an annual online event sponsored by United Way of the National Capital Area.
Arlington Inmate-Mentees' Feedback "Extremely Positive"; Expansion Funding Sought
National studies have shown: mentoring decreases re-offense rates by about 35%. Having long run a Mentoring Program for our Residential clients, in July 2012 Guest House expanded the program to women before their release from incarceration. The first site has been the Arlington County Detention Facility. Since 2012, more than 80 pre-release women have become involved. "The response has been extremely positive," says Mary Lou Dunford, the Guest House Program Coordinator. We are now seeking funds to continue the program in Arlington and reach facilities elsewhere, too. Read more
Sara Campbell "Fashion Show For a Cause" Benefits Guest House
Nearly 100 people attended Sara Campbell's Fashion Show For a Cause, April 30 at Alexandria's Principle Gallery. Guest House was the beneficiary, receiving 10% of sales proceeds from Sara's beautiful spring line—and $2,500 in "night-of" donations. Thanks to all!
Frankie Picasso: "I wish we could replicate Guest House across the country!"
On April 30, radio host Frankie Picasso featured Kevin Goryl, cofounder with his wife, Sarah, of Too.Apparel. Too donates one pair of women's underwear to nonprofit organizations, including Guest House, for every pair purchased. Kari Galloway of Guest House also appeared on the show. "Kari and her team are true rock stars. What they do is just amazing!" enthused Kevin. Listen to the April 30 show, "Too Good Not to Wear," here.
THANK YOU, spring2action donors!
Friends of Guest House thanks everyone who contributed to Spring2ACTion 2015: you "put us over the top" of our $30,000 goal! Those funds will help many re-entering women and their families in our area. Spring2ACTion, held this year on April 22, is an annual online fundraiser sponsored by ACTion Alexandria, an initiative of ACT for Alexandria.
 
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