This week we launched a new nonprofit organization serving disadvantaged girls ages 9-17 in the metropolitan Washington, DC area. I thought you’d be interested in seeing the press release for it. If any of you are in the DC area, please join us.
Veronica Eyenga Was Looking for Friends. She Found a Cause
Veronica Eyenga, President of VBP OutSourcing, recently launched My Girlfriend’s House, Inc., a nonprofit organization of professional women dedicated to helping young girls in the DMV area.
Glen Burnie, MD (May 3, 2011) When Veronica Eyenga first created My Girlfriend’s House, Inc., she had the intentions of making new friends in an area unfamiliar to her. She soon realized that a bigger cause lay ahead.
“I moved to a new area where I didn’t know anyone so I created a group on Meetup.com,” said Eyenga. “It started out as a social group of professional women, but the members wanted to do more for the community.”
So the meetup.com group became My Girlfriend’s House, Inc., a nonprofit organization where members socialize and enjoy monthly outings, but also dedicate much of their time to helping the young women in their community.
The organization, which launched its website today at www.mygirlfriendshouse.org, hosts several charity events and drives to support the young ladies in the area. Along with its signature Purse String for My Girlfriends effort, which supplies young girls with purses stuffed with necessities, the organization also created programs that give clothing, school supplies and college scholarships to the young women that they sponsor.
“We are all in a position to give back,” Eyenga, who is the owner of VBP OutSourcing, a government consulting firm, stated, “so while we still enjoy socializing and making new friends, it is more important that we help these girls become professional young women. From mentoring to professional development to making sure they have the necessities for everyday life, My Girlfriend’s House is dedicated to helping these young ladies in any way possible.”
The organization, which has grown to over 50 Girlfriends, hopes to get community members and groups involved in their efforts. Eyenga also encourages anyone interested in joining or supporting the group to visit www.mygirlfriendshouse.org.
About My Girlfriend’s House, Inc.
My Girlfriend’s House, Inc. is a non-profit organization of professional women founded on the principles of friendship and community service with a motto of “Fun with a Purpose.” The group of women are of all ages and situations who get together for fun, charitable work, and for the pleasure of each other’s company. The organization is dedicated to enriching the lives of young girls ages 9-17 in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area through mentoring, community outreach and signature charity and fundraising events.
About VBP OutSourcing, Inc.
VBP OutSourcing is a Maryland-based, professional accounting and marketing firm servicing the growing needs of DoD federal contractors. Whether you have a need for DCAA government cost accounting solutions via QuickBooks and Peachtree software or you need to strengthen the links between your company’s brand and the federal government with a strong capability statement, website or brochure, our professional team is ready to assist. We’ve been helping government contractors gain more federal business and also meet their DCAA compliance requirements for over 13 years. For more information call 410-590-5000 or visit http://www.vbpoutsourcing.com.
This sounds like an amazing and much needed organization. I’m going to check out the website now! Best of luck!!
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What an excellent thing for you to do! As leaders we do need to lead by example. I am glad to see to even in the midst of what I know is a busy time, you still had the time as a CEO to start such a selfless cause. I look forward to reading more about this new organization.
What a wonderful thing to do. In a time when everyone is so busy…..you find time to give more of yourself to others.
I am going to the website now to learn more about this organization.