Britepaths And BRAWS Helps Women In The Local Community

BRAWS (Bringing Resources to Aid Women’s Shelters) and Britepaths hosted a community event enabling women to “shop” for bras and underwear for themselves and their children. Britepaths provides local, low-income residents with emergency assistance, food, financial-literacy programs, workforce skills, and one-on-one mentoring while BRAWS is a Fairfax-based nonprofit that provides women and girls living in shelters with new, personally fitted undergarments and menstrual supplies.

Mary Kay representative Anna Sempeles shows a makeup sample to an attendee

According to, “BRAWS board member Ilene Trachtenberg brought about a dozen volunteers who assisted with the fittings. “I’m very happy that Britepaths is hosting this today,” she said. “There are beautiful bras and nice underwear, and it’s wonderful to help these women with their self-esteem.” And, added Britepaths Programs Director Chris Garris, “One of the women has a job interview tomorrow, so she was excited to get a new bra.” Each woman left with two new bras and a package of underwear, plus children’s underwear. And Britepaths Workforce-Development Manager Jill Beres noted that “BRAWS also provides us with free sanitary napkins and tampons for our clients, monthly, and does the same thing for Fairfax County Public Schools.”

As per, “Meanwhile, Mary Kay Cosmetics volunteers did free makeovers and gave away products, and children enjoyed snacks and activities. Britepaths also offered information about workforce-development and resources for those looking for a new or better job. And a speaker shared her own, powerful experiences and advice about “Turning Your Mess into Your Message.”

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7981 Avery Park Ct

VISITORS MUST BRING MASKS and wear them while touring the home. Thanks! Thoughtful updates and elegant design combine in this beautifully maintained home. The main level is a light-filled space with a modern, open floor plan, perfect for entertaining or casual relaxation. The kitchen is generous in size and ideal for those who love to cook or gather in that space. Recent updates include several new kitchen appliances and an attractive tile black splash. The upper floor offers two large bedrooms and the master bath has been elevated to the level of a private spa. The main level and bedroom level also benefit from full hardwood floors throughout. The home is completed with a comfortable lower level family room which provides access to the fully fenced back yard. The home's outdoor spaces include a well designed patio within the fenced space and a large deck off of the kitchen which has been enhanced with composite boards for low maintenance. Other important recent improvements include a new HVAC system, new water heater, new washer and dryer, and fresh paint throughout. The home is conveniently located near Rt 1 which provides direct access to Fort Belvoir, Old Town Alexandria, and Washington, DC. The area also benefits from the many restaurants, shops, and entertainment options available along Rt. 1. [Avery Park - $450,000]

Sited exquisitely on an almost-Acre Cul de Sac lot, fringed with trees, in Vienna's most prized community of Wendover, this home exemplifies New England Classic.

2003 Barnwood Ter

With quiet but unmistakable curb appeal, 2003 Barnwood offers over 4700 square feet of comfortable space in a wonderfully open and functional floor plan. Its renovated white kitchen enjoys ample stylish black granite counters and gleaming white subway tile backsplash, as well as two ranges (for your inner chef!) The spacious kitchen is wide open to a generous breakfast room overlooking the garden through an expansive bay window, as well as to the family room with brick hearth fireplace. The family room then proceeds to a stunning sunroom, walled in windows overlooking the private acreage. Beyond the sunroom, an enclosed porch, currently being used as an art studio, which proceeds on to the deck. Off the family room, a wet bar and a room serving as a beverage center/entertaining bar. This room is plumbed to be a laundry room, but the current owners found it ideal for large-scale entertaining. The main level also houses a handsome study with cherry built-ins, a large living room and formal dining room, all enjoying classic moldings and finished-on-site hardwood floor. Upstairs, four generous bedrooms. The master suite has a stylishly renovated bath, featuring a cherry vanity as well as seamless shower and soaking tub. A separate dressing room with an additional vanity and large walk-in closet are ideal for the busy working couple. Three auxiliary bedrooms share the large, updated hall bath. The lower level can accommodate a variety of lifestyles, offering an independent suite, comprising an enormous 5th bedroom, dressing room and updated full bath, as well as a large rec room/living room. It also offers an enormous laundry room, which could easily be repurposed as a second kitchen. This space is suitable for a nanny or adult child or in-law suite, as well as offering comfortable space for your guests. It has a walk-out access to the yard, which is abloom almost all year. Outside, a verdant backyard bordered with mature trees, thoughtfully landscaped for your quiet pleasure and enjoying ample hardscape seating areas as well as a deck. Newer Roof, Windows, HWH, Furnace, HVAC, and more!!! The community of Wendover is without peer, with its long winding streets shaded by leafy trees, residents walking their dogs or riding bikes. Hard to believe you're 15 minutes from Tysons. This home announces that you have arrived ~ quietly and without ostentation. Welcome to your forever home. Madison High School Pyramid! [Wendover Ii - $1,174,000]

LOVELY SINGLE FAMILY IN HEART OF FALLS CHURCH! Move fast - this home is move in ready and model perfect! 4 spacious bedrooms (with unofficial 5th bedroom at lower level), 3 fully remodeled bathrooms, on 3 beautifully finished levels.

6928 Westlawn Dr

Beautiful mahogany hardwood flooring on main level. 3 bedrooms on main level, with 2 full baths, upper level loft offers bedroom and full bath. Light filled and beautiful throughout! Welcoming living room with wood burning fireplace leads to FULLY REMODELED spacious kitchen. Kitchen offers stainless appliances, an abundance of cabinetry, pantry, and granite countertops. Adjoining dining room overlooks gorgeous, fully fenced, level backyard. Perfect outdoor space for entertaining, recreation, and gardening. Home has been remodeled top to bottom. Master bedroom suite offers fully remodeled full bath, and enormous walk-in closet with Elfa closet system. Spacious secondary bedrooms with ample closet space. Laundry room/mud room offers loads of storage, and additional storage in lower level and under stairs. Fully finished lower level features rec room, office (or unofficial 5th bedroom), and storage room. Driveway parking, and street parking. Fabulous commuter location - moments from Rts 50, 29, and 7., and a short drive to DC. Move fast! [West Lawn - $639,900]


1528 Chain Bridge Rd

Stunning home in Downtown Mclean! Bright and spacious 4 Bedroom/ 4.5 Bath home in the center of Mclean. The lower level features a 5th Bedroom, full bath and recreation room and a walkup to the back yard.. Short stroll to Coffee shops, grocery stores and shopping. The home features a light-filled open floor plan for easy living and entertaining with high ceilings, wood floors and elegant architectural details along with a master suite that invites relaxation. Beautifully landscaped with a fenced in back yard, for kids and pets, with room to run around. A must see for those seeking the quality of life and convenience of having everything nearby. FOLLOWING COVID SHOWING GUIDELINES WITH 1 GROUP ALLOWED IN EVERY 15 MINUTES. MASKS AND GLOVES MUST BE WORN AND FOOTWEAR WILL BE PROVIDED ALONG WITH HAND SANITIZER. [West McLean - $1,299,500]

A beautiful and rare brick-front end-unit townhouse in the Spring Woods community consisting of modern upgrades throughout, this is the one-of-a-kind place that you have been looking for to call your next home.

7432 Spring Tree Dr

Featuring 3 large bedrooms plus a den / office, to go along with 3.5 bathrooms, this meticulously renovated home has all the bells and whistles: an open-layout kitchen with white soft-close cabinets (2017) and white quartz countertop (2017), stainless steel appliances including a top-of-the-line touch screen refrigerator (2017), hardwood flooring on the main level of the home (2017), new carpet on the upper and lower levels (2020), fresh blue-grey paint and LED recessed lighting (2019) throughout all three floors of the home, a new high-end HVAC system with a touch screen thermostat and humidifier (2018), a new 50-gallon water heater (2018), new stainless steel laundry appliances (2019), upgraded bathrooms with floor-to-ceiling porcelain tiles (2019), a wood-burning fireplace, and a walkout basement. But that's not all as the exterior has its own amenities with a wrap-around wooden deck, a small storage shed, new fencing (2019), a new architectural roof (2018), new windows and sliding doors with transferable warranty (2017), and a new high-end stone patio on the lower level below the deck (2020). This home is designed for tremendous enjoyment and entertainment inside and outside, and will most certainly be the envy of all your friends and family. Centrally located to all the highways, shopping malls, metro, ride-sharing lots, and Fort Belvoir, coupled with a neighborhood having an abundance of visitor parking and two dedicated parking spots for the new homeowner, this upscale community is the place to be. This home will not last long so be sure to check it out! [Spring Woods - $485,000]

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13590 Highland Mews Ct

Seller is open to reviewing any offers received by 10 PM Saturday June 6th before making a decision and ratifying. Charming townhome with 2 master suites and 2.5 bathrooms in sought after Highland Mews. Home has a spacious living and dining area with a wood burning fireplace. The eat-kitchen has all new stainless-steel appliances, granite countertops and bar stool area. On the upper level you~ll find 2 spacious master bedroom suites with lots of windows that provide tons of natural light and large closets. Brand new upgraded wall to wall carpet with padding. This home is located close to the Park and Ride to DC and minutes from Route 50, Route 28, Fairfax County Pkwy and Route 267. All major shopping is close including Walmart, Target, Costco, Dulles International Airport, future Silver Line Metro and so much more! [Highland Mews - $355,000]

Nestled among mature trees in coveted Dogwood Farm neighborhood, this beautiful brick colonial shows like a model home & is ready for you to move right in! Wrap around deck and arbor offers brilliant vistas of the sparkling pool and spa while the expansive yard is perfect for every kind of recreation! Elegance abounds in this open floor plan with spacious proportions, soothing color palette and gleaming hardwoods on most of the main level.

10608 Dogwood Farm Ln

Entertain with ease in the relaxing family room open to the well-appointed bright kitchen! Retreat upstairs to the gracious Master Suite with sitting room featuring french doors to a private balcony for morning coffee enjoyment. 3 additional bedrooms with 2 baths complete the family quarters upstairs. The walk-out lower level provides ample space for entertaining along with a full bedroom & bath for your overnight guests. [Dogwood Farm - $1,299,000]

This beautiful 3 bedroom end unit town home is a show stopper! Enter into a large 2 story foyer with huge light filled windows! A few steps up lead to an open dining room with wainscotting which steps down to a living room, both with gleaming hardwood floors.

6174 Manchester Park Cir

Step out to your deck which faces a wonderful tree line and side yard. Another few steps and walk into the sitting area with two banks of windows light and bright into the eat-in kitchen with a new granite counter top. Stainless steel appliances, pendant lights and expresso wood cabinets appoint the kitchen. A few steps up is another two story landing with a huge window which brings light into the main and upper level of the home. The upper level is home to 3 bedrooms. The master has a tall bank of windows to bring light to the vaulted ceiling. Through the double door is the master bath with a large palladium window that also faces woods, a double sink vanity, separate shower and private commode room. Say yes to the laundry on the upper floor! A few steps down from the foyer is the family room with wood floors and a cozy gas fireplace. The perfect place to relax after a hard day with a wet bar backed with stacked stone to the ceiling,granite counter and beverage cooler. A glass tiled shower in the updated full bath tops off the lower level. The long bricked paved patio is a perfect place for summertime barbecue's. Fence in for a little more privacy or leave it open to enjoy the lush landscaping in the back and side yards. This community is quiet and there is a pristine play area and a relaxing trail that meanders through the Kingstown community for about half a mile. Stop the neighbors and they will tell you they love living here! Beautiful, light filled, well maintained, WELCOME HOME!Please make sure to view the virtual tour! [Townes At Manchester Park - $650,000]


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Maryam N. is a Senior Writer at Nesbitt Realty. She is an expert on Fairfax County. Maryam has also worked previously as a geologist. She is a foodie and enjoys cooking and exploring new restaurants.