The newly formed Sterling Women Giving Circle announced that its inaugural grant of $10,000 will go to Loudoun Hunger Relief.
The Sterling Women Giving Circle was founded by Kristina Bouweiri in late 2018 to act as a multiplier on the giving power of women in the community. Participants were asked to contribute in $100 shares. Each $100 entitles the donor to one vote for an end grant recipient.
“This is a remarkable community effort, with women helping families in need in Loudoun—really helping other women feed their children,” Bouweiri said. “The power of all of us coming together is amazing. It is a testament to the strength of women helping women that we were able to raise $10,000 in the first year.”
Loudoun Hunger Relief is applying these funds to the purchase of a Mobile Food Pantry vehicle. The vehicle will bring pantry services to low-income neighborhoods where residents have transportation challenges.
“Loudoun Hunger Relief is humbled and honored to be the inaugural recipient of the Sterling Women Giving Circle grant,” stated Executive Director Jennifer Montgomery. “At Loudoun Hunger, we see the power of community every day, and we believe in the impact of neighbors helping neighbors. This grant is so meaningful because it is truly a gathering of community to meet the most basic of needs: the need for food.”