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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HUGE VALUE!!! Updated home with huge Family Room and Sun-Room additions in an unbeatable location near transportation: METRO: 3 miles to Franconia-Springfield station, VRE Train Station: less than 1 mile, walk to bus stop.

6013 Dinwiddie St

Close to Springfield Town Center: 2 miles away for great shopping, dining and entertainment. Renovated Kitchen with stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, white cabinetry, crown moldings, recessed lights and hardwood floors. Renovated Full Baths on main and lower levels w/Ceramic Tile Flooring. Lower Level Bath with Jacuzzi Spa. Hardwood floors throughout main level. Easy maintenance laminate flooring throughout lower level. Crown moldings in Living Room w/Fireplace and Dining room w/chair railings. Huge Family Room addition with tons of Built-Ins, Wet Bar, Fridge and Fireplace/Built-In Oven-Grill great for barbecuing, allows for great dining and entertainment. Light and bright Sun-Room addition w/cathedral ceilings. Large Recreation Room in Lower Level features a built in Wet Bar and Fridge. Bonus Study Room w/crown moldings in lower level. Large Laundry Room w/ceramic tiles and cabinets can double as workshop. Super efficient hot water baseboard Heating System features brand new Boiler. New Water Heater too! Private, fully fenced level backyard. Come see today, you'll be glad you did! [Springfield - $570,000]

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New Hard Floors flow throughout the main and upper Levels with brand new carpet on Lower Level. Main Level include spacious Living Room, Dining Room is right off the Kitchen with new Cabinets, Granite counter tops, back splash and stainless-steel appliances, and powder room. Step upstairs to the large Master Bedroom, double closets and private master bath. The 2nd and 3rd Bedrooms are spacious too with full hallway bathroom. The lower level is featuring a Recreation room ready for watching games or movies, half bath, you can walkout through New wide sliding door to the fenced large backyard. New Windows, New HVAC, New Hot water heater. Don't miss out on this wonderful home. So conveniently located to 1-95, Fairfax county parkway, Bus to Springfield Metro and, or Pentagon, 6 miles to Metro Springfield and 3 miles to Burke VRE. Send your offer by noon Monday 11/2. Seller will review all offers Monday afternoon. [Old Mill Community - $445,000]


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Large, bright living room opens to the dining room and spacious kitchen with eat-in island and lots of counterspace. The upper level features three large bedrooms and two full bathrooms, and plenty of closet space. The finished basement has a cozy brick fireplace, laundry area with utility sink, and lots of storage space. Walk out to an oversized brick patio and fully fenced yard. The home backs to an open common area. Reserved parking and plenty of visitor spots. You will love this centrally located neighborhood just minutes from 495, 395, Van Dorn Metro (1.5 miles away), and Franconia-Springfield Metro and VRE (3 miles away). Have fun exploring nearby National Harbor, DC, and Old Town Alexandria (all under 10 miles away!). Enjoy the nearby shops and restaurants at Kingstowne Shopping Center and Springfield Town Center! [Van Dorn Village - $469,900]

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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.