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Coldwell Banker coat, food and toy drive. Drop off items at 46859 Harry Byrd Highway, Suite 200, Sterling. Call 703-404-1000. Drop off new or gently-used winter coats and toys along with any canned foods. All proceeds will benefit the Loudoun County Prevention and Community Outreach Program. Collection runs through the second week of December.
Loudoun County's home improvement programs will be the topic of a seminar scheduled for 6:30 p.m., Monday, Dec. 11, at the Sterling Library, 120 Enterprise St.
Kelly Marrocco of the Loudoun County Department of Family Services will discuss the Loudoun County Home Improvement Program and the Eastern Loudoun Revitalization Program, which are designed to preserve and rehabilitate existing affordable housing.
The programs make funds available to low- and moderate-income families who own homes in Loudoun County that need rehabilitation.
The seminar is free, call Kelly Marrocco at 571-258-3819 to reserve a spot for the seminar.