Girl's Night Out by Shawn Yancy was established in 2010 as a way to give back. It’s grown into a 501(c)(3) organization still dedicated to giving back to women and children in need.
Our mission is simple: to help empower and improve the the lives of women, children and families... economically, emotionally and physically.
HOW WE GOT STARTED
Washington DC News anchor, Shawn Yancy started her Girls' Night Out events in 2010 as a way to help charities that promote the well being of women & children.
"The very first Girls' Night Out happened in my dining room with a handful of my girlfriends. I came up with the idea of swapping the clothing we no longer wanted or could no longer fit, and whatever was left over, would be donated to charity.
The first year, we donated the clothes that weren't swapped to a Liberian village. The second year, we donated the clothes to Dress For Success DC. Over the years, we've watched the event grow into the ultimate party with a purpose... with more than 300 women from all walks of life; including professionals, leaders, influencers and my closest girlfriends..."
- Shawn Yancy, G.N.O. Founder
Girls’ Night Out by Shawn Yancy has donated critical funds, clothing, school supplies, and Christmas toys to local organizations that have a similar mission.
Our goal is to expand and raise more money each year, so we can continue to empower & help improve the lives of women and children in our community.