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SUPPORTING, EMPOWERING, INFORMING, AND  BEAUTIFYING OUR COMMUNITY

 

Sanford Place Block Association & Friends, Inc. is an educational and community non-profit that is seeking grants to help improve the quality of life for residents in the West Ward neighborhood of Upper Vailsburg, Newark, NJ.

 
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WHAT WE DO

We provide impact across these Six Pillars of our community.

PUBLIC SAFETY

  • Initiatives: Safe Sanford

  • Projects include Traffic Light Installation

ENVIRONMENT

  • Initiatives: Sustainable Sanford, Homecare

  • Projects Include Love Your Block Mini-Grant Blight Removal/Beautification, West Ward Community Clean Up, Tree Stump Removal Assessment, Tree Planting Initiative, Sound Noise Control (in coordination with the Green Team)

COMMUNITY OUTREACH

  • Projects include Emergency Grocery Distribution, COVID-19 Fresh Food Delivery, Thanksgiving Turkey Give-Away, Essential Worker Celebration, Community Ride-A-Long

EDUCATION

  • Projects include Safe Drinking Water Forum, Voting Processes, Census Process, Focus Groups, Social Justice Forum, City Council Candidate Speaker Series, Community Updates

HEALTH & WELLNESS

  • Projects include: COVID Education, Vaccine Education, Mask Promotion/Sales

ARTS & CULTURE

  • Projects include Winter Wonderland Decor Contest

 

OUR IMPACT

EFFECTIVE

Improve the quality of life of over 130 households within community relevant areas of focus

EXPANSIVE

Reach 1,800 persons per year with informational and educational content

EFFICIENT

Scaled initiatives to encompass all residents, including, 15 community projects, 11 community forums, and 7 educational forums

EVOLVING

Targeting nearly $800K in funding over the next 5 years to support strategic initiatives: Homecare Initiative, Safe Sanford, and Sustainable Sanford

 

Upcoming Events

  • June: Sanford Place Block Association Monthly Meeting
    Multiple Dates
    Thu, Jun 09
    Zoom Meeting
    Jun 09, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Zoom Meeting
    Attend one of our monthly meetings on the second Thursday of every month at 7:00pm. Due to COVID-10 protocols, all meetings are virtual until further notice.
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  • July: Sanford Place Block Association Monthly Meeting
    Multiple Dates
    Thu, Jul 14
    Zoom Meeting
    Jul 14, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Zoom Meeting
    Attend one of our monthly meetings on the second Thursday of every month at 7:00pm. Due to COVID-10 protocols, all meetings are virtual until further notice.
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  • Annual Block Party
    Sat, Sep 10
    Newark
    Sep 10, 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
    Newark, Sanford Pl & Marsac Pl, Newark, NJ 07106, USA
    All members of the community are invited to come out for a day of food, fun, music, and fellowship. Sanford Place between Ellery and Sanford Avenue and Marsac Place will be blocked off for the festivities.
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  • May: Sanford Place Block Association Monthly Meeting
    Multiple Dates
    Thu, May 12
    Zoom Meeting
    May 12, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Zoom Meeting
    Attend one of our monthly meetings on the second Thursday of every month at 7:00pm. Due to COVID-10 protocols, all meetings are virtual until further notice.
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SUPPORT OUR NEIGHBORHOOD

BE SAFE, BE WELL, & MAKE A DIFFERENCE

"Where every block that touches ours is safe and sound" has been the mantra for our community since the inception of our block association.


A Sanford Place Block Association & Friends 2021 community survey uncovered that our residents have safety and blight challenges with their homes. Many residents do not meet City of Newark income requirements to qualify for assistance. They are also not able to cover costs of extensive and needed repairs, nor do their ages and abilities permit them on their own.


Your gifts matter. Your partnership matters. Your participation matters. The safety and wellness of our community depends upon them.

 

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