Halloween Costume Drive

This summer, Broadlands is supporting a Halloween costume drive to benefit Let’s Help Kids. Nine-year-old Rachel Harris started Let’s Help Kids (LHK) in 2010 when she was 6 years old, with a mission to help elementary-school aged children whose families are experiencing financial hardship. LHK, a 501(c) 3 nonprofit, provides them with special items or experiences that they otherwise could not afford. Let’s Help Kids targets children in K-6 grade, from Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William Counties. While many organizations provide food, shelter and financial assistance to struggling families, LHK provides non-basic needs, such as birthday presents, Halloween costumes, bicycles, dance or sports lessons, books, or movie or amusement park tickets. LHK relies on monetary donations to purchase new items for children in need. Since its beginning, LHK has raised more than $60K and provided gifts to more than 500 children. Costumes collected will be resold this fall at a nominal price. The funds collected will enable LHK to help more kids. You can drop of your gently used, cleaned and bagged Halloween costume into the LHK collection box at Broadland’s Nature Center, located at 21907 Claiborne Parkway, now through August. More information about LHK and their events can be found at www.letshelpkids.org.

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