Thanks to our many donors and businesses in our community who believe in #givingback, our August school supplies drive was a resounding success! The Paxton Trust distributed 44 backpacks filled with grade-specific school supplies to children in need in 14 elementary and 2 middle schools across Loudoun County. In addition, several programs like the YMCA Youth Development Center, All Ages Read Together, and Educando con Amor children’s bilingual literacy program all received boxes of supplies to begin the new year!
The Paxton Trust also hosted a “Back 2 School: Are you Smarter than a 5th grader” Trivia night at Black Hoof Brewery in Leesburg that collected supplies and donations for the drive. Local businesses such as Be Beauty, Living Realty, LLC, and InForm Fitness of Leesburg and Reston organized collections of school supplies for the drive. We appreciate the broad community-wide effort that allowed the Paxton Trust to serve so many children in need.
As cold weather approaches, the Trust will focus on collecting cold weather clothing such as SOCKS, Hats, gloves, coats, and boots to help make sure every child in Loudoun is warm and dry this winter.