Community Outreach

Broadlands supports its residents and surrounding communities through a variety of community outreach programs.

CURRENT OUTREACH PROJECTS & EVENTS

COMFORT CASES>>(click for details)
Children in foster care should never have to carry their belongings in a trash bag, and that’s important even during this time of crisis with the COVID-19 pandemic

COMFORT CASES DRIVE IS GOING VIRTUAL! Broadlands Community Outreach has partnered with Alarm.com, Briar Woods FBLA, and the Ashburn Young Men’s Service League and we are seeking donations of individual items or monetary contributions to support Comfort Cases. An in person packing party will follow on November 21st, on National Adoption Day, at the Broadlands Community Center. FOR COMPLETE INFO ON HOW TO DONATE AND VOLUNTEER, CLICK HERE>>

QUICK GUIDE ON HOW TO DONATE:

  • Make a monetary donation directly to Comfort Cases: comfortcases.org/broadlands ($45 buys a fully completed backpack filled with essential items.)
  • Purchase through our Amazon Wish List: www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3LDQDIN17CXFS?ref_=wl_share and have it shipped to: Broadlands Community Outreach c/o Julie/Comfort Cases at 21907 Claiborne Parkway, Ashburn VA 20148
  • Items can be purchased individually and dropped off beginning October 16th in bins on left side patio behind Nature Center at 21907 Claiborne Parkway. Bins are located on both sides of shed. Look for signs. Email julie@broadlandshoa.com when dropping items off so they can immediately be brought inside.
  • Sign-Up Genius to be included at a later date for Volunteer Opportunities. Volunteering will be limited due to COVID restrictions.
  • Questions? Contact julie@broadlandshoa.com.

Community TEE Shirt Project: Cheers Sports is operating a Community Tee Project to support small business and non-profit organizations. Resident and Cheers operations manager Joe Donatella put together Broadlands t-shirts! Purchase a Broadlands t-shirt for $19 and $10 of each sale will be donated to Comfort Cases, a non-profit organization supporting children in foster care. Foster kids have been greatly impacted by circumstances caused by COVID-19 and Broadlands Community Outreach have been supporters of Comfort Cases for years now so help us help them. The $10 they will receive will provide a child with a large duffel bag where they can store their belongings. Purchases can be made directly through Cheers Sports: option 1 or option 2

PLASTIC BAG RECYCLING PROGRAM IS BACK ON>>(click for details)

IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING RECYCLING

  • Bring your plastic grocery bags, single use, and case overwraps to our drop off site in front of the Nature Center building. Look for the bins to the right of the front door with this FLYER>>
  • While we are restarting this program for residents to drop off plastic bags, please be aware NOT ALL PLASTICS are eligible for this program. Accepted plastics are listed HERE>>
  • When unaccepted plastics are included, they contaminate the entire collection.
  • DO NOT include plastic cups, lids, straws, hard plastics such as laundry detergent bottles.
  • DO NOT include any grocery plastics OTHER THAN the bag you carry groceries home in, cereal bags and bread bags. The bags that cheese, fruits, pet food or toys come in are NOT ACCEPTABLE.
  • Check out this great video on recycling plastics>>
  • Questions on Recycling? If you are unsure if something can be recycled, please contact julie@broadlandshoa.com BEFORE including it in our collection bin.
BLOOD DRIVE COMES TO BROADLANDS>>(click for details)
  • WHO? INOVA and Broadlands Community Outreach are sponsoring this donor drive
  • WHEN? Monday, January 11th, from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm
  • WHERE? Broadlands Community Center at 43004 Waxpool Road
  • HOW? You must pre-register, click flyer for details and link: Blood Drive Flyer>>
WOMEN GIVING BACK>>(click for details)

CLOTHING COLLECTION DRIVE: Support Women Giving Back by donating women’s clothing, shoes and accessories, along with boys & girls clothing, and winter coats for women and children. All Sizes. Donation bins will be available soon outside the Nature Center building.

PAST OUTREACH EVENTS

2020 National Night Out at the Nature Center

Briar Woods High School Staff giving a shout out to their ALL STAR students! Watch Video>>