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Posted on: September 6, 2023

[ARCHIVED] News Release- Purcellville Police & BetterALife Homework Club Resuming for 2023-2024 School Year

NEWS RELEASE                     Contact:  Emily Johnson

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                   




2023-2024 SCHOOL YEAR


PURCELLVILLE, Va., September 6, 2023 — The Purcellville Police Department is pleased to announce we are continuing our partnership with the BetterALife non-profit organization to provide a free weekly Homework Club to local elementary and middle school students. The Homework Club will be held Tuesdays from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., while Loudoun County Public Schools are in session, starting Tuesday, September 19, 2023. The Club will be hosted by the BetterALife organization at their food pantry located at 201 N. Maple Ave, Unit F, in Purcellville. Local high school volunteers will assist Purcellville Police Officers with providing free homework assistance to local children. While the Homework Club is geared towards elementary and middle school-aged children, high school students are also welcome. Participants will work on homework in a relaxed, fun environment, while getting to know their local Purcellville Police Officers, as well as enjoy a free meal. The BetterALife non-profit will provide the free meals and snacks for the children during the Club. 


“We are looking forward to resuming our Homework Club once again for the 2023-2024 school year. We are thankful for our amazing hosts, the BetterALife organization, who provide a safe and comforting environment to hold the Club, as well as our high school volunteers from both Woodgrove and Loudoun Valley High Schools, who always willingly engage with the students and provide wonderful role models assisting with homework. Homework Club allows our officers a chance to reconnect with local students, as well as get to know some new faces,” stated Purcellville Police Chief Cynthia McAlister.  


For more information about BetterALife and their mission to help local community members, visit their website at



The Town of Purcellville, Virginia

“Purcellville-your small Town, where history and progress intersect and people prosper,” is an award-winning town of over 10,000 residents located in Loudoun County, approximately 50 miles west of Washington, DC. Having received the prestigious Siemens Sustainability Award for Small Communities, Purcellville continues to be honored for its green initiatives with most recently being the Tree City USA recipient for the 13th year. The Town was reaffirmed as a AAA rated community by S&P Global Ratings, the highest credit rating possible, and is ranked “Safest City” in Virginia in 2020. Once a stop along the W&OD rail line, which has been converted to a multi-use trail from Alexandria, VA to Purcellville, the Town has maintained its historic old-town feel through the restoration and maintenance of its many downtown structures, reflecting the Victorian architecture popular during the early 1900s. Today, Purcellville is the economic hub of western Loudoun County and a popular weekend destination for antiquing, equestrian activities, farmer’s markets, wineries, breweries, distilleries and restaurants. More info at


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