Last year, I was able to pursue one of my dreams—the opportunity to be used by God beyond the boundaries of familiarity—my friends, church, neighbors and country. I traveled with a mission group to Spur Tree, Jamaica to serve at a 5-day camp for 60 teens selected from the Child Development Agency (CDA). My experience
On your birthday you’re usually greeted with a “Happy Birthday”, a card and sometimes even a gift, but there are some who are less fortunate than us. The Neville Empowerment Network along with the Virginia GLOSS chapter recently conducted and participated in the 2014 Birthday Bag drive. Thanks to their thoughtfulness they helped make birthdays
Character, courage and commitment! Can you think of someone that possesses these qualities? I can! In fact, I can name 3 people—Monique McEwen, Twayna Winston and Glynis Jones! These ladies are the Chapter Directors of GLOSS. Often times we honor women for their sense of fashion and style, career accolades and social status but we
Have you noticed that even today, in our generation of media frenzy, the covers of most magazines are not the faces of African-Americans? Have you noticed that school curriculum rarely, if ever, note the great achievements of African-Americans? The contributions that African-Americans have made to this country in all subject areas need to be noticed.
From the Executive Director: I like new things!! Don’t you?! New hair-do! New shoes! New handbag! New computer! New car! Newness often brings clarity, ideas, energy and an attitude of gratefulness! Well, it’s a new year—2014! I have all of those emotions for this year! I am thankful to serve another year as Executive Director
It’s that time of year again – Flu season is here and we have to make sure our children are protected against this disease. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that anyone 6 months and older get their annual flu vaccination. There are many different options now, and even a convenient nasal
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month! When will I wear my first bra? Many young girls can barely wait for their bodies to develop. They begin to notice their breast developing. It can be a very exciting time in their life. They may never ponder the thought of their breast someday being affected by cancer.
Backpack – check! Notebooks – check! Pens and pencils – check! Prayer – check! Yes prayer, don’t leave the house without it! While we ‘re making sure our ladies are equipped and ready for school with their physical school supplies, we can’t forgot the spiritual supplies as well! Many of our butterflies went back to
Hey Everyone! Summer is REALLY here, and what are three words that come to mind when you think of summer? Sun, Fun and Food! Okay maybe I just think of food, but we can add another word to that Safety. We know in the summertime there are fireworks, pool parties, field trips, beach excursions and
GLOSS Rocks!! From the beginning of our 7th Anniversary & Soiree to the last picture taken, the “GLOSS Rocks” theme was showcased! The goal of this celebratory event was to highlight the members of the GLOSS Sisterhood, to honor our dedicated volunteers and to gain organizational support and increase membership. Our goal was accomplished! The event