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Giant Food Selects Guest House as a Featured Nonprofit
For DC Leg of Upcoming Oprah Tour

DC Tour Date: September 19-20

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JULY 1, 2014 … Friends of Guest House is one of 11 mid-Atlantic area nonprofits to be promoted in conjunction with Oprah Winfrey's upcoming eight-city inspirational tour, Oprah's The Life You Want Weekend. Guest House was selected by the tour's local sponsor, Giant Food, for our embodiment of "Oprah’s message of courage and empowerment."

The tour will come to DC's Verizon Center, September 19-20.

"I want us all to fulfill our greatest potential. To find our calling and summon the courage to live it," Oprah said as part of the tour's announcement. Each two-day event will feature evenings with Oprah and other inspirational "life trailblazers," whom she has personally handpicked.

Giant Food will promote Guest House and 10 other mid-Atlantic area nonprofits in the 11 weeks leading up to Oprah’s DC show. "During our ‘11 Weeks of Empowerment,’ one organization will be featured each week in Giant’s ad circular, in-store signage, and digital media campaign in conjunction with a consumer sweepstakes. In stores and online, Giant and Procter & Gamble will display messages from each nonprofit and encourage customers to visit their websites and get involved," says a spokesperson for the sponsors.

In addition, Giant Food will donate $1,000 to each featured organization.

"We are honored to be associated with this tour," says Kari Galloway, executive director of Friends of Guest House. "Oprah Winfrey is one of our greatest 'sheroes' here at Guest House." Oprah is a powerful role model to our clients: woman just released from incarceration, confronted by overwhelming challenges and determined to do their best to reclaim their lives and help make a better world for others, Kari also noted.

Learn more about Oprah’s The Life You Want Weekend at


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SEPT. 4, 2014 … Giant Food Donates $1,000 to Guest House: "Woman Adding Value" Reception Leads Up to September 2014 Oprah Weekend in DC. Read story here.

JULY 28, 2014 … "Giant Food and P&G Team Up to Offer Customers An Exclusive Opportunity to Win VIP Tickets to 'Oprah’s The Life You Want Weekend' in Washington D.C.; Giant Food Announces Donation to 11 Women’s Empowerment Nonprofits." Read news release here.




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Friends of Guest House helps female ex-offenders in Northern Virginia make the difficult transition from incarceration back into the community.

Friends of Guest House, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) public charity: Federal tax ID #51-0201327. Gifts to Guest House are tax-deductible as provided by law.

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