Ashburn’s Loudoun Valley II neighborhood has been named Charitable Community of the Year for efforts ranging from food drives to benefit concerts to free space for student art shows.
“Our residents are energetic with a sincere desire to improve and impact the quality of life for those in the larger Loudoun community and beyond,” said Raj Kasaraneni, president of the community’s HOA board.
Neighborhood outreach events included food drives to benefit Loudoun Hunger Relief and the Reston Interfaith Food Pantry, a holiday toy collection, a book drive to supplement school resources, and the annual Alex’s Lemonade Stand to raise awareness of childhood cancer research and cures.
Loudoun Valley II has also provided free display space for a student art show and an opportunity for student musicians to perform in a neighborhood clubhouse. The community hosts an event for parents to meet school staff members before the start of the school year.
The 2017 Charitable Community of the Year award was presented by The Washington Metro Chapter Community Associations Institute at its annual conference held March 10 at the Washington Convention Center.