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Spreading the Love
Posted on 02/10/2017

Spreading the Love

As we become inundated with commercials for Valentine's Day cards and gifts, we would like to come together to recognize those in our community whose needs go beyond chocolates and teddy bears.  Loudoun Abused Women's Shelter strives to "empower, inform and advocate for adults and children, to educate the community about domestic violence and sexual assault and to work towards the elimination of personal and societal violence." This month, we will conduct a drive for the shelter, to collect items on their wish list. The full list can be found here. The shelter is in need of new and full sized packages of:

  • Baby wipes
  • 60 W light bulbs
  • 13 gal garbage bags
  • Nail polish/remover
  • Cotton balls

And the Youth and Children's services wish list includes new items such as:

  • Outdoor sports balls
  • Individually wrapped snacks
  • Jump ropes
  • Sidewalk chalk
  • Playdoh/accessories
  • Educational games and toys
  • Board games
  • Crayons
  • Bubbles
  • Craft supplies

We will be collecting wish list items through March 17. As a "thank you" for your participation, anyone who brings in 3 or more items will be entered into a raffle to win an Oral-B electric toothbrush. If you would like to donate but do not have an appointment upcoming, feel free to contact us during business hours and we are happy to accept your donation and enter you to win!