FAITHFUL: NHBW Enriching Lives Thru Education and Love
March 1, 2020



The National Hook-Up of Black Women (NHBW), Inc. has been faithfully serving with Gilgal for the past eight years.  Their partnership came as part of the National Reading for Life Initiative, which is a national program recognizing the importance of reading and focusing on ensuring that all adults and children have access to reading materials. During the 2012 NHBW Annual Meeting, a partnership with Gilgal wa established through Ms. Deborah Summers, the National President at that time.

On April 18, 2012, this collaboration with Gilgal was officially launched when NHBW members created a reading corner downstairs in the Life Exchange Center (LEC) at Gilgal.  This was done for the sole purpose of continuing to improve the lives of families and provide tools for sustainability. The Sisters of NHBW, Inc. shopped, purchased and constructed bookshelves, and provided books transported from several locations throughout the United States as they convened in Atlanta for their Annual Meeting.  In addition, opportunities for meaningful table talk on Domestic Violence took place with the women of Gilgal.

Gilgal is blessed that this partnership continues today through the leadership of La’Tonya Hines, President of the Atlanta Metro Chapter.  Here’s what La’Tonya shares as part of their Gilgal Story.

“Today as we still align our missions, the NHBW Atlanta Metro Chapter continues to support Gilgal by making visits on Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day to fellowship with the women of Gilgal. Gifts are donated, scriptures are read, and we all join in for songs of praise. We pray with the women, share hugs and offer words of encouragement.”

“In March of 2019, NHBW also recognized Ms. Cater for her vision and dedication at our inaugural Women Empowering Women luncheon. And, as Gilgal celebrates its 15th Anniversary, we congratulate Val and the wonderful Gilgal staff for this major milestone.  We pray your organization will continue to be the blessing you are to the community.  Thank you and God bless you always.”

Thank you National Hook-Up of Black Women (NHBW) for being such an amazing part of the Gilgal story! Your faithfulness to serve has blessed so many women and their families over these past 8 years.   Click HERE to download a copy of their Gilgal story!

Change Happens at Gilgal and you are a significant part of it!  We pray our partnership will continue for many more years to come!  To learn more about the NHBW and their amazing membership, visit:

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