03 Jul Inspiring Change and Self-Worth Through a Day of Healing
Organization: Anew Inspired Change, Inc.
Lives Impacted: 250
Anew Inspired Change, Inc., located in Maryland, is dedicated to assisting people with hardships and helping foster an environment where they can thrive in their lives, families and jobs. We are committed to enhancing our communities by providing a detailed and beneficial service to anyone looking for change. We focus Anew Inspired positive energy on individuals, families and communities through our adult and youth mentoring programs.
Our Annual Mother’s Day luncheon is a great example of how we assist within the community. On May 10th we hosted our 7th luncheon for Women Impacted by Homelessness in the Maryland and DC Metropolitan Area. We provided services to all types of shelters including those addressing Domestic Abuse, Re-entry, Recovery, Veteran Women as well as Mental Health Facilities. We served 250 women from 16 local homeless shelters with new bras and panties as well as the opportunity to shop in the clothing closet – free of charge! We also provided 300+ lunches and toiletry kits which included the high-end lip balm! We believe that self-esteem plays an important role in the overall healing of women and wanted to provide a day of healing not only for the inside but for the outside as well. We had 6 volunteer hairstylists, 2 nail technicians and 2 make-up artists that provided free services throughout the event.
There were so many stories that made us smile, but the one that stuck out the most is a young lady that almost didn’t attend due to the shame she felt from a black eye. The stylist was able to show her how to apply her make-up, dress for any special event, and find happiness within. She was so confident that she didn’t want to take off the clothes, and so she left wearing the outfit that was selected for along with a big smile on her face. Before she left, she shared with me that she would love to come back to the event next year and pay forward the positive feeling she felt to someone else! Thank you again Good360 for helping us with these donations – you helped these ladies feel worthy and loved.