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At WISE our mission is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional clothing, and the tools they need to help them thrive in work and in life.

WAYS TO HELP

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DONATE CLOTHES

Give a woman a fresh new start by donating your gently-used clothing.

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GIVE CONFIDENCE

Your generosity helps us create choice and opportunity for women looking to make their lives better tomorrow.

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VOLUNTEER

WISE impacts lives here at home.

Join us and learn how.

EVENTS

  • Spring Style Show 2024
    Spring Style Show 2024
    Sat, Apr 13
    Bluefield Arts Center
    Apr 13, 2024, 7:00 PM
    Bluefield Arts Center, 500 Bland St, Bluefield, WV 24701, USA
    Apr 13, 2024, 7:00 PM
    Bluefield Arts Center, 500 Bland St, Bluefield, WV 24701, USA
    WISE Fashion with Passion at our Spring Style Show!
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  • SELF-DEFENSE CLASS
    SELF-DEFENSE CLASS
    Thu, Oct 19
    BSU Campus - Hebert Gallery Student Ctr
    Oct 19, 2023, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
    BSU Campus - Hebert Gallery Student Ctr, 219 Rock St, Bluefield, WV 24701, USA
    Oct 19, 2023, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
    BSU Campus - Hebert Gallery Student Ctr, 219 Rock St, Bluefield, WV 24701, USA
    Mini-course for women that brings awareness to prevention, risk reduction, and avoidance techniques for self-defense. Guest Speaker Jennifer Bourne and Demonstrator Gene Goodman. Class limited to 60 participants. Registration required and is free.
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  • All-American Spirit 8th Annual WISE Charity Golf Tournament
    All-American Spirit 8th Annual WISE Charity Golf Tournament
    Fri, Jun 16
    Fincastle
    Jun 16, 2023, 9:00 AM
    Fincastle, 1000 Country Club Dr, Bluefield, VA 24605, USA
    Jun 16, 2023, 9:00 AM
    Fincastle, 1000 Country Club Dr, Bluefield, VA 24605, USA
    Charity Golf event to support the programs and services WISE provides for underprivileged women in our community.
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  • WISE Women on Wellness Retreat
    WISE Women on Wellness Retreat
    Sat, Apr 22
    Bluefield University
    Apr 22, 2023, 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM
    Bluefield University, 3000 College Dr, Bluefield, VA 24605, USA
    Apr 22, 2023, 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM
    Bluefield University, 3000 College Dr, Bluefield, VA 24605, USA
    Join us for a day of rejuvenation, inspiration, and empowerment on April 22, 2023, at the Bluefield University campus as WISE celebrates women with our annual Women on Wellness event.
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  • Annual Style Show 2022
    Annual Style Show 2022
    Sat, Nov 12
    Bluefield Arts Center
    Nov 12, 2022, 7:00 PM
    Bluefield Arts Center, 500 Bland St, Bluefield, WV 24701, USA
    Nov 12, 2022, 7:00 PM
    Bluefield Arts Center, 500 Bland St, Bluefield, WV 24701, USA
    WISE Fashion with Passion at our Annual Holiday Style Show!
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  • Belk Charity Day Fundraiser
    Belk Charity Day Fundraiser
    Thu, Oct 13
    Get Coupon Online for In-Store Shopping
    Oct 13, 2022, 11:40 AM – Oct 31, 2022, 1:40 PM
    Get Coupon Online for In-Store Shopping
    Oct 13, 2022, 11:40 AM – Oct 31, 2022, 1:40 PM
    Get Coupon Online for In-Store Shopping
    Shop at Belk and Support WISE at the same time!
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  • All-American Spirit 7th Annual WISE Charity Golf Tournament
    All-American Spirit 7th Annual WISE Charity Golf Tournament
    Fri, Jun 17
    Fincastle
    Jun 17, 2022, 9:00 AM
    Fincastle, 1000 Country Club Dr, Bluefield, VA 24605, USA
    Jun 17, 2022, 9:00 AM
    Fincastle, 1000 Country Club Dr, Bluefield, VA 24605, USA
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  • ZeroK Virtual Walk
    ZeroK Virtual Walk
    Sat, Oct 24
    WISE Women's Center Bluefield
    Oct 24, 2020, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    WISE Women's Center Bluefield, 511 Commerce St, Bluefield, WV 24701, USA
    Oct 24, 2020, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    WISE Women's Center Bluefield, 511 Commerce St, Bluefield, WV 24701, USA
    Want to join in supporting a good cause? Participate in the ZeroK virtual walk and raising money for WISE Women's Center.
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  • BELK Charity Event - In Store or Online
    BELK Charity Event - In Store or Online
    Fri, Oct 09
    In-Store or Online Shopping Event
    Oct 09, 2020, 10:00 AM – Oct 11, 2020, 2:00 PM
    In-Store or Online Shopping Event
    Oct 09, 2020, 10:00 AM – Oct 11, 2020, 2:00 PM
    In-Store or Online Shopping Event
    TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
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  • WISE @ Belk Charity Event
    WISE @ Belk Charity Event
    Sat, Nov 09
    Belk @ Mercer Mall, Bluefield WV
    Nov 09, 2019, 8:00 AM
    Belk @ Mercer Mall, Bluefield WV, Rte 460 And, US-19, Bluefield, WV 24701, USA
    Nov 09, 2019, 8:00 AM
    Belk @ Mercer Mall, Bluefield WV, Rte 460 And, US-19, Bluefield, WV 24701, USA
    Grab your pre-sale tickets from the WISE Office or from any WISE Board Member! Give $5 and get $5 coupons to shop plus early entry into the Belk Sale! WISE will get to keep proceeds from all pre-sale all ticket sales!
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  • Baskets of Hope Campaign - Now through December 15
    Baskets of Hope Campaign - Now through December 15
    Mon, Nov 04
    WISE Women's Center
    Nov 04, 2019, 7:00 AM – Dec 15, 2019, 11:00 AM
    WISE Women's Center, 511 Commerce Street, Bluefield, WV, USA
    Nov 04, 2019, 7:00 AM – Dec 15, 2019, 11:00 AM
    WISE Women's Center, 511 Commerce Street, Bluefield, WV, USA
    Are you ready to give your Basket of Hope and make a difference in the life of a woman that will be in a shelter this holiday season? Join WISE as we fill Baskets of Hope for them! All baskets will be given to a woman at a local shelter in our area - Welch, Tazewell, & Beckley. Contact us for info!
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  • 5th Annual Wellness Retreat
    5th Annual Wellness Retreat
    Fri, Oct 11
    Bluefield Elks Club
    Oct 11, 2019, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    Bluefield Elks Club, 1501 Whitethorn St, Bluefield, WV 24701, USA
    Oct 11, 2019, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    Bluefield Elks Club, 1501 Whitethorn St, Bluefield, WV 24701, USA
    The retreat is a day geared towards promoting wellness and a healthy lifestyle for the women in our community. All women in our area are encouraged to attend this event. We will have guest speakers, local businesses and vendor booths, and lunch is included with registration.
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  • WISE Closet Fall Refresh
    WISE Closet Fall Refresh
    Tue, Oct 01
    WISE Women's Center
    Oct 01, 2019, 10:00 AM – Oct 31, 2019, 3:00 PM
    WISE Women's Center, 511 Commerce Street, Bluefield, WV, USA
    Oct 01, 2019, 10:00 AM – Oct 31, 2019, 3:00 PM
    WISE Women's Center, 511 Commerce Street, Bluefield, WV, USA
    Need new fall clothing for work? Let us help! Book your appointment for a Fall Wardrobe Refresh today! The appointment is FREE and so are the clothes!
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CLIENT IMPACT

Woman Browsing in Clothing Store

Sharon L.

I was able to not only get clothes for my interview and also helped me with work clothing too! Now I can start my new job with confidence!

Packing Food

Melanie H.

We spent the holidays in a shelter in Wytheville. I had no money for a gift for my kids. Wise came with Baskets of Hope and made a sad Christmas brighter!

High School Friends

BHS Student

Thank you for putting a Care Closet in our school. Sometimes students struggle getting basic hygiene products, so it's nice having these now.

EMPOWERMENT PROGRAMS

WARDROBE

From the interview through your first few weeks of work, WISE wants you to feel your best. We will work with you to help you choose outfits that will be appropriate for your new job. Whether you work in an office or the ER, WISE has you covered with clothes!

LEADERSHIP

The women WISE serves are inspired to lead, advance in their chosen careers, and give back to their community. With the resources they gain, these women can have an even greater impact by inspiring those around them. They become part of a network of Empowered Women.

READINESS

Getting and maintaining a job can be a challenge for anyone at times.

WISE helps women focus on remaining employed by providing them with strategies for success as well as access to resources they need to remove employment barriers, build skills and confidence, and feel more stable at work.

NETWORKING

Our donors and clients form a network of women who support and encourage each other through building confidence, discussing workplace-related topics, and providing motivation and on optimistic outlook on their approach to their jobs, their families, and building their community.

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