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.

CURRENT OUTREACH PROJECTS & EVENTS

COMFORT CASES>>(click for details)

SIGN UP NOW TO VOLUNTEER AT THE LINK BELOW!! The 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 to be part of this amazing event! Questions? Contact julie@broadlandshoa.com.

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 through November 20th 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. Or drop off at Packing Party event on November 21st from 9-1pm at the Community Center at 43004 Waxpool Rd.
Drop off bin on patio to left of Nature Center

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.

LOCAL EVENTS>>(click for details)

DECA District Leadership Conference – Judges Needed

  • LCPS DECA District Leadership Conference will be completely virtual this year!
  • Students will now pre-record their role play videos (in these videos – the students will present their solution using paper/pen like in years past) on set days at the end of November.
  • Judges will view these pre-recorded role play videos on Saturday, Dec. 5.
  • Judges will log-in to view the pre-recorded student role play videos then complete a simple online evaluation form. Approximately 15 student videos per judge.
  • HOW TO BE A JUDGE: please fill out this GOOGLE FORM, and type Briar Woods when prompted to answer “Which school recruited you?” on the Google form.
  • Additionally, Katelyn Murphy – LCPS DECA Director of Judges (John Champe HS) will provide you with very precise instructions/directions to help ease any uncertainties you may have regarding this new format as we get closer to the event.

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