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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.
"Not Enough Progress Made on Affordable Housing in Alexandria"
Alexandria Gazette Packet, April 24, 2015: "As of 2015, the city has made little progress [increasing affordable housing] ... Meanwhile, 6,952 Alexandrians continue to wait for more affordable housing to become available and 7,840 wait for affordable housing vouchers. Until November of 2014, Terry Garrett was one of them." … Read Guest House graduate Terry's story & more
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.
Whole Foods 5% day "gave" over $7,000 to Guest House
Thursday, April 16, was 5% Day at the Whole Foods Market in Old Town Alexandria. Guest House was honored to be the featured charity that day—receiving 5% of all the day's sales, which totaled more than $7,000. Thank you to the team at Whole Foods Alexandria. And thank you, shoppers!
Virginia "Bans the Box"
On April 3, by Executive Order of Gov. Terry McAuliffe, Virginia became the 15th state to "ban the box"—removing criminal history questions (and the old checkbox) from applications for most state jobs. Said the Governor: "People who make mistakes and pay the price should be welcomed ..." Read more
 
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