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Posted on: November 14, 2018

[ARCHIVED] News Release - Loudoun Valley DECA Partners with Town Council for Community-wide Food Drive

PURCELLVILLE, Va. November 14, 2018 — With Thanksgiving just around the corner, the Loudoun Valley DECA Chapter is kicking off its “Do Good to Feel Good Food and Funds Drive” today. The team asks for the community’s assistance in collecting non-perishable food items and monetary donations for Tree of Life Ministries’ Thanksgiving Together dinner (free of charge) on Thursday, November 22nd from 12:00 PM to 2:30 PM at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 37018 Glendale Street, Purcellville.

To help local families in need, look out for our caravans canvasing neighborhoods!  As a secondary option, DECA asks for the community to drop off their donations at the Loudoun Valley High School lobby at: 340 N. Maple Ave, Purcellville, VA 20132 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday through Friday, November 16th. Students, faculty, staff, and the Town Council will be out in the Purcellville neighborhoods on Saturday, November 17th, starting at 12:00 PM making door to door collections.

 “We are excited to partner with the community to do our part to stop hunger in Loudoun County,” said Nick Rettle, Director of Community Relations DECA Loudoun Valley,

Partnering for Change

The Loudoun Valley Chapter of DECA is partnering with Chick Fil A in Purcellville to bring awareness and help those who need it most!

“We are going to make this the biggest food drive Purcellville has ever seen,” said Mayor Kwasi Fraser, “We all need to do our part.”

Follow Our Progress

DECA Loudoun Valley is posting their progress on Instagram, @Purcellville_Food_Drive


DECA Loudoun Valley Inc. and DECA Loudoun Valley are either registered trademarks or trademarks of DECA Loudoun Valley in the United States and/or other countries.

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PR Contact Name: Nicholas Rettle

Mobile Number: 703.975.3767


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DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe. With nearly a 70-year history, DECA has impacted the lives of more than ten million students, educators, school administrators and business professionals since it was founded in 1946. Their strong connection with our organization has resonated into a brand that people identify as a remarkable experience in the preparation of emerging leaders and entrepreneurs. DECA’s programs and activities have constantly evolved as we use the latest technology and apply cutting edge educational research. Our core focus has remained consistent and is captured in our mission.

215,000 Members

3,500 High School Chapters

275 Collegiate Chapters

5,500 Advisors

DECA Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit student organization with more than 215,000 members in all 50 United States, the District of Columbia, Canada, China, Germany, Guam, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Spain. The United States Congress, the United States Department of Education and state, district and international departments of education authorize DECA’s programs.


Tree of Life is a non-profit organization dedicated to forever changing the lives of the poor and needy in our LOCAL community. Instead of serving individual needs, we try and meet all the needs an individual or family may have, reaching across all five of our Branches to offer food, life skills, shelter, healthcare and relief. Our objective is to extend a hand up and not a handout.

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