Enrich NOVA - Loudoun|Sterling Community Initiative
Here's a very interesting new community-based initiative unfolding in the Sterling area of Loudoun County, at EnrichNova.wordpress.com.
"Enrich NOVA is a new community based organization in Sterling, Virginia that is committed to helping unleash generosity in collaboration with residents and non-profit, business, and government leaders while empowering people to serve people.
We are presently in the discovery phase of establishing Enrich NOVA. During this phase, we are conducting a community needs assessment in partnership with Passion for Community, Thrive America, and the Center for Community Impact Research (CCIR). The surveys, interviews, and focus groups that make up this assessment are helping us more fully understand the needs of residents in Sterling so we can mobilize new resources to serve the communty. In November 2008, we provided our first community service initiative and began empowering people to serve people."
Their most recent initiative, "Generosity Can" was recently rolled out as a means for the community to donate and give back through specially-labeled and managed trash cans.
Loudoun seems to be rapidly evolving as a hotbed of innovative, community-driven ideas and efforts to raising funds for nonprofits, charities and community members.