Community Services Night connects families to local resources

Community Services Night connects families to local resources

Families from all over the county filled the Leesburg Elementary School gymnasium Monday night for Community Advocates for Education’s Community Services Night.

Event coordinator Huyen MacMichael and Leesburg Vice Mayor Kelly Burk announce a raffle prize winner. Photo credit/Veronike Collazo

Over 45 organizations participated in the event with booths and information on resources and programs available to families.  Some provided activities for children and free refreshments were available for everyone.

“The goal of Community Services Night is to help Loudoun families by connecting them to the variety of services and programs Loudoun county offers,” MacMichael said. “We hope to put families in direct contact with these organizations and make it fun, as well.”

Community Services Night Coordinator Huyen MacMichael said.

Information was offered on a wide range of county services, including housing, employment, food, counseling, commuter services, health and wellness, and college prep and savings.

Volunteers from all over the county helped out at the event, including Leesburg Vice Mayor Kelly Burk. Some volunteers served as translators for Spanish-speaking families in attendance.

Music played throughout the event as hundreds of participants enjoyed face painting, crafts and joint Zumba instruction. Families also received free raffle tickets for a variety of prizes donated by local businesses.

“We want to show families they have a community that supports them,” Evan Macbeth, event volunteer and Leesburg Town Council candidate, said.