In a region full of overachievers, Areej Khan and Palak Shah still impress with the generosity and magnitude of their clear-eyed vision.
Khan and Shah are high school seniors who saw the need and came up with the idea of Clean Kits. They now regularly collect, assemble, and donate hygiene kits to homeless women. Which is how we met them—they approached and donated 170 kits, each containing a bar of soap and 10 tampons and pads. Read more
Our executive director, Wanda Steptoe said something moving last month when the first shoots of determined green emerged in the first flush of spring. “Like the tulips,” she said, “the women of are always pushing forward insistently, bent on showing their beauty and thriving in the world around us.” Read more
Today’s forecast – high of 30, if we’re lucky. Come in from the cold, and join us for a happy hour at Sudhouse DC from 4 – 8 pm. 5 percent of your food and drink purchase at happy hour will go towards New Endeavors by Women Read more
The TJX Foundation has awarded a $5,000 grant to New Endeavors by Women. The primary mission of The TJX Foundation is to support U.S.-based programs that provide basic-needs services to disadvantaged children, women and families in communities where we do business.
What do the White House, the Big Apple and New Endeavors by Women have in common? This past week we all hosted our own Christmas Tree Lighting!
Although our lighting ceremony was not as high profile as Pennsylvania Avenue or Rockefeller Center, we think our tree shines just as bright. A beautiful tree stands tall in our lobby, greeting residents and guests alike with holiday cheer. Read more
Ms. Chris Cobb and Ms. Stacey Watson coordinated the drive with the ladies in the Fellowship who collected and donated dozens of brand new pillows, colorful sheet sets and pillowcases! A few of the many donated items are pictured here. Read more
It’s been a challenging time for all of us as we adjust our days, our budgets and our expectations to COVID-19. And now, add a city and country grasping for footing after the death of an unarmed black man by a white police officer and we all feel even more out of control, unstable, and concerned about the future. Here at NEW we know that one way we can process our own feelings is to think about the needs and feelings of others.
We need you. The women need you. Your community needs you. Now more than ever women and children in DC need a safe and stable place to live.