Comfort Cases…Packing Party Held November 21st – Volunteer through SignupGenius link below!

The Comfort Cases packing party will be held on Saturday, November 21st, from 9:00am-1:00pm at the Community Center. Due to the restrictions required by the state, the number of volunteer spots is limited, so hurry and sign up now at the blue link above be part of this amazing event that helps children in foster care! Comfort Cases Flyer>> Questions? Contact julie@broadlandshoa.com.

HOW TO DONATE…

  1. Drop off donations at the Nature Center at 21907 Claiborne Pkwy on the left side patio in the bin labeled Comfort Cases by November 20th. Or drop off at Packing Party event on November 21st from 9-1pm at the Community Center at 43004 Waxpool Rd.
  2. Or purchase donations through the Amazon Wish List so they are received by November 20th: 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
  3. Or make a monetary donation: Make a monetary donation directly to Comfort Cases: comfortcases.org/broadlands ($45 buys a fully completed backpack filled with essential items.)

Community Outreach

Broadlands supports its residents and surrounding communities through a variety of community outreach programs. If your organization is interested in partnering or sponsoring an event, or if you would just like to volunteer, please contact Julie Holstein at julie@broadlandshoa.com or (703) 520-9904.


CURRENT OUTREACH PROJECTS & EVENTS

STEP SISTERS CHEMO CARE BAG COLLECTION, Sep 1-30th>>

Step Sisters, a non-profit organization that focuses on patient support, will be collecting donations for Chemotherapy Care Bags to prepare and comfort patients as they begin chemotherapy. From Sept 1-30, drop off at back left patio of Nature Center (bin on left side of shed) Details>>

GIRLS ON THE RUN>> Register now for 2021 Fall session!

Girls on the Run team will be held in Broadlands again for the fall session! Register now through September 7th. This will be a 10-week session, held on Tuesdays and Thursdays each week from 4:30-5:30pm at the Nature Center grounds. Register at www.gotrnova.org or call with questions at 703-273-3153.

GOTR FLYER>>

GOTR TIMELINE>>

WOMEN GIVING BACK>> Accepting donations again!

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. Please review DONATION GUIDELINES first!

WHERE TO DROP OFF: Donations can be dropped off at the HOA office at 21907 Claiborne Parkway. The donation bin is located on the back left patio, on the right side of the shed.

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.

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>>

Comfort Cases – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

WE NEED YOU!!! VOLUNTEER AT BRIAR WOODS HIGH SCHOOL THIS WEEKEND TO SORT AND PACK DONATIONS AND MAKE A CHILD’S OUTLOOK A LITTLE BRIGHTER.

  • Organizing Donations on: Sat, November 10, 9:00 am at Briar Woods High School (cafeteria)

  • Packing Party on: Sun, November 11, 9:00am at Briar Woods High School cafeteria (cafeteria)

Show your spirit for this great cause and purchase a Comfort Case charity t-shirt >>Comfort Cases T-Shirt Order Form T-shirts will also be available for purchase on Saturday and Sunday, $10 ea.

Comfort Cases is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides children, ages 0-18 who are in the foster care system, with a bag filled with essential needs as well as comfort items. The Broadlands Outreach Program together with BWHS FBLA are working together to spread the word on this very important cause. Check out their VIDEO

Please contact julie@broadlandshoa.com for questions and to volunteer