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.
WHAT WE DO
We provide impact across these Six Pillars of our community.
Initiatives: Safe Sanford
Projects include Traffic Light Installation
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)
Projects include Emergency Grocery Distribution, COVID-19 Fresh Food Delivery, Thanksgiving Turkey Give-Away, Essential Worker Celebration, Community Ride-A-Long
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
Improve the quality of life of over 130 households within community relevant areas of focus
Reach 1,800 persons per year with informational and educational content
Scaled initiatives to encompass all residents, including, 15 community projects, 11 community forums, and 7 educational forums
Targeting nearly $800K in funding over the next 5 years to support strategic initiatives: Homecare Initiative, Safe Sanford, and Sustainable Sanford
- Multiple DatesThu, Jun 09Zoom Meeting
- Multiple DatesThu, Jul 14Zoom Meeting
- Sat, Sep 10Newark
- Multiple DatesThu, May 12Zoom Meeting
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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