Leesburg Gov’t Joins Sweats, Toys Collections

The Town of Leesburg will be a collection site for two annual holiday donation drives.

The town is partnering with the Knights of Columbus for the “Sweats for Vets” campaign. Donations of new sweatshirts and sweatpants, with matching sets preferred, will be accepted through Friday, Dec. 22. All sizes will be accepted, but there is a greater needed for sizes L, XL, and XXL. Sweats should not be gift wrapped, but may be labeled with the name of the donor (individual or organization).

Collection boxes will be located at Ida Lee Park Recreation Center, Ida Lee Tennis Center, Town Hall, the Leesburg Police Department, Thomas Balch Library, and the Leesburg Executive Airport. Donations will be given to patients at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg, WV, in late January. According to David Tilton, chair of the Sweats for Vets campaign, this year’s goal is to collect 800 sets of sweats. For more information, contact Tilton at diverdave36@gmail.com.

The town will also be collecting donations for the Toys for Tots campaign, as it is once again partnering with the Loudoun County Marine Corps League – Detachment 1205. Through Wednesday, Dec. 13, donations will be accepted at Town Hall, the Thomas Balch Library, Leesburg Police Department, Ida Lee Park Recreation Center, and Leesburg Executive Airport. Donated toys should be new, unwrapped, and appropriate for children ages newborn to 16. Monetary donations may be given directly to the local branch of the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation by visiting loudoun-va.toysfortots.org.

All toys collected will be distributed solely within Loudoun County.

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