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Thank You, Floris UMC!

November 22, 2022

SBIM Community Partner, Floris United Methodist Church , makes a generous donation to further SBIM’s mission to support families in need, in our own community. We are so THANKFUL for their continued support and belief in our mission!

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photo of SBIM leadership receiving a generous donation from the German Armed Forces Command

Happy Thanksgiving!

November 20, 2022

While preparing the thanksgiving meals distribution, the SBIM leadership was presented with a generous donation from the German Armed Forces Command (Joerg Dronia), the German Office of Defense Administration (Kathrin Schroeder), and some of their awesome staff who helped with the heavy lifting. We are so grateful for their support!

Also present were the Herndon Mayor (Sheila Olem), Fairfax County Supervisor of Hunter Mill District (Walter L. Alcorn) and two staff members who also joined us for a busy day of work and fun.

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‘Doing Good Month’ by National Women in Roofing

November 14, 2022

The DC Council collected “Summer Activity Kit” donations which are designed to entertain children who are on summer break – with no access to summer camp, babysitters or extracurricular activities. We aimed to collect items that promote physical activity and creativity. This was our first community service event and I feel it was perfect as it aligns with our council’s mission -educating and serving our communities – with a focus on women and children.

photo of Renee and Teri receiving the donation from the dental office

Something to Smile About!

October 26, 2022

Smiles For Centreville gave a generous donation to SBIM and sent the clear message from the Dr. And staff , they care about our community in need and want to make a difference!

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Thank You Rosenthal!

September 16, 2022

Thanks to Rosenthal Automotive for recognizing our efforts to serve the community and partnering with us to be part of positive change. Rosenthal presented SBIM with a generous donation to help continue our efforts to serve.

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Partners Helping Partners

May 13, 2022

Our Ignite Partner, She Believes in Me, has a mantra on their website that reads, “It’s time to say: Not in my backyard.” This call-to-action reminds people that they have the power to transform their community and the lives of children.

Individuals heeded the call. Now, thanks to relationship building, hard work, and mission flexibility, She Believes in Me touts a list of partners helping them help vulnerable children.

The organization received a large space in Herndon’s Worldgate Centre, where they can operate their food pantry and assemble emotional support packets that accompany food deliveries. The space has been donated by Rappaport who manages and leases more than 160 properties in the region. Learn more about She Believes in Me’s community partners.

We thank them for supporting FCPS and others in the community. Fairfax County Public Schools seeks and it’s easy to become a Needs-Based Donations Partner .

Here’s the link to the original FCPS article that’s the third story.

Food for Others partners with SBIM to start food pantry

February 4

She Believes in Me primarily works to empower and teach life skills to girls but they’ve added food distributions to their services to help families struggling as a result of the pandemic.

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Rappaport Donates Retail Space To Herndon’s She Believes in Me

December 11, 2020

Commercial real estate broker, Rappaport , donates space at Worldgate Centre to help local non-profit serve the Herndon community.

Sanctuary Magazine highlights She Believes in Me in their August Issue.

August 2020

Sanctuary, a digital magazine dedicated to empowering and inspiring women to live their best lives through stories, education and art, interviewed our own Renee Gorman about the She Believes in Me mission as well as our response to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.



She Believes in Me teams up with Food For Others to distribute food to those in need.

August 19

She Believes in Me has joined with Food For Others, a Northern Virginia non-profit that supplies food for those in need, to run a series of “pop up”  distributions at Floris United Methodist Church.

Chantilly Academy Cosmetology students and teachers hosted a Cut-A-Thon for underserved members of the community on December 11, 2019. With corporate sponsor Hair Cuttery donating supplies and hair stylists, and former Chantilly Academy Cosmetology students returning as professional hairdressers to help with the event, the event helped girls from “She Believes in Me,” a non-profit promoting the empowerment of young girls, to find their inner beauty while accentuating their outer beauty.
On February 11, 2020, Renee and Michelle were guests of Tyra Garlington on her Podcast “Frankly Speaking with Tyra G” discussing the mission and projects of She Believes in Me.

Renee and Michelle’s interview starts at approximately 7:50.

She Believes in Me was highlighted on WRC in April of 2019.
Your Need to Know with Catherine Read spoke with Renee and one of our volunteers in July, 2019 about the She Believes in Me mission and how we became to be.  Additional information can be found here.
Thank you to the DC Scottish Rite for awarding She Believes in Me with their Community Service Award for our work supporting the less fortunate in our community and to volunteer Georgina Candia for her work in getting our efforts recognized.

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