• Project Elf- Loudoun County Girl Scouts Selflessly Serving Others

        Project Elf- Loudoun County Girl Scouts Selflessly Serving Others

        Ask Gina & Company, with Keller Williams Loudoun Gateway, is continually humbled by the generosity of our Northern Virginia community. An e-mail sent by Anna Nissinen, Loudoun County’s Public Affairs and Communications Officer, explains “Project Elf,” a program developed five years ago by Bethann Laign, former Service Unit Manager of Girl Scouts Unit 70-9 in Leesburg.

        Nissinen relays, “The Girl Scouts of Loudoun County Service Unit 70 have worked during this holiday season adopting the families currently receiving case management services through MHSADS [Mental Health, Substance Abuse and Developmental Services] Prevention/ Intervention.  This year, the number of troops participating to provide holiday gifts and clothing for each family member has increased to over 100.  Each troop has either adopted one family, or in some cases, two troops have shared in the adoption of a larger family.  Loudoun Girl Scouts have been busy wrapping each gift, then dropping them off at the Mental Health Center in Leesburg.

        “MHSADS Prevention/Intervention staff members are in the process of delivering all the gifts, clothing and food to each of the families before the holidays.   With the increasing number of families in need, MHSADS Prevention/Intervention staff will again partner with the Sheriff’s Office for additional help with deliveries.  Sheriff’s deputies who have worked with the Prevention/Intervention staff on other projects, such as Camp REAL (Raising Education, Achievement and Leadership), will assist staff delivering the gifts donated by the scouts.

        This year, Project Elf will be making Christmas merry for nearly 100 local families, thanks to the Loudoun County Girl Scouts. The AGC team wants your Holiday Season to be celebrated in a new Sterling home so call our team, specializing in purchasing and selling real estate in 20165, at (703)574-3478 to find out how you can move into a loving Loudoun neighborhood.Also be sure to share your inspirational holiday stories and traditions on our Ask Gina & Company Facebook page.