Our first-ever fundraiser was a huge success in many ways!
If you missed this fundraising event, our first ever, then you missed-out on a very special time where the extended KLB family gathered to celebrate 44 years of Loudoun County service and to ensure that we can keep on serving.
After crunching all the numbers, the event netted over $12,000, which means that we’ll be able to continue our existing litter cleanup programs and projects through 2016 and into 2017. That’s a big deal, which allows us to focus again on our mission and not have to worry about slashing programs and projects for the time being. Of course, without the unsurpassed generosity of our friends at the Goodstone Inn & Restaurant, this event wouldn’t even have happened, so we are very grateful to them, the participants, the silent auction donors and the lucky winners, and those that donated cash.
Not only did this fundraiser bring financial stability, it brought together the friends of KLB, old and new, allowing us to socialize and catch-up in a relaxed setting, and from the feedback so far, everyone had an enjoyable time. The event even inspired a few folks to chat with KLB Board members about getting involved on the Board, as an Area Leader, or putting together their own cleanup projects. Hopefully, these folks will follow-up as we could certainly use the help with Loudoun still growing by leaps and bounds, leaving many areas in need of attention.
Lastly, this fundraiser went a long way in raising much-needed awareness about KLB and its mission. Local media publications helped us get the word out about KLB and the fundraiser, and the Purcellville Gazette ran a fabulous two-page color spread covering the event that was published on July 15, 2016. Click here to view it. These articles will be published here soon so you can view and share. We even had coveted Loudoun Board of Supervisors representation, which is wonderful as we need their help in championing common-sense litter prevention ordinances, like requiring covered curbside recycling totes, as well as educating all of Loudoun about the benefits, beyond less litter, of eco-sustainable lifestyles, like choosing to use the reusable bags and bottles that we gave out at the fundraiser (and give our at our community service events) instead of disposable shopping bags and bottled water, which are both environmental disasters that are easily avoidable.
KLB is honored and grateful to be supported by the following sponsors and donors for this event:
Title & 2016 Watershed Cleanup Sponsor: The Goodstone Inn & Restaurant
Cash Donors: Jean Brown Kevin & Nana Chroninger N.E.W. Charitable Foundation New Virginia Tractor (formerly Carlyle & Anderson) Plant-A-Plant Company Anne Rinaudot
Silent Auction Sponsors: 50 West Vineyards 8 Chains North Abernethy & Spencer Aviation Adventures Aware Photography Breaux Vineyards Diana Brown Byrne Gallery Chrysalis Vineyards Crushed Cellars Cuppa Giddyup & Shennandoah Fine Chocolate, Red Horse Inn Fabbioli Cellars Friends of Franklin Park Arts Center Giant Food, Cascades The Hair Room Highcliffe Clothiers Hogback Mt. Paintball Home Farm Store Mark & Marie Lenko Loudoun Mulch Movers Market Salamander Market Table Bistro Andrew McKnight Middleburg Common Grounds Middleburg Montessori School Tony & Annette Nader Blake & Norma Netherwood Plant a Plant Company Redskins Alumni Association Richard Allen Clothing Sarah Huntington Photography Linda Schlosser
KLB has been serving communities and protecting our environment since 1972.
Sunset KLBBQ at the Goodstone Inn & Restaurant Held on Thursday, July 7, 2016, from 6pm to 9pm. 36205 Snake Hill Rd, Middleburg, VA 20117