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SUPPORTING, EMPOWERING, INFORMING, AND  BEAUTIFYING OUR COMMUNITY

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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

HIGHLIGHTS 

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

  • Sanford Place Block Association & Friends Inc. Annual Block Party
    Sanford Place Block Association & Friends Inc. Annual Block Party
    Sat, Sep 14
    Sanford Place Block Association & Friend
    Sep 14, 2024, 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Sanford Place Block Association & Friend, Sanford Pl, Newark, NJ 07106, USA
    Sep 14, 2024, 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Sanford Place Block Association & Friend, Sanford Pl, Newark, NJ 07106, USA
    Cook Out, DJ, Meet Your Neighbors,
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  • HOLIDAY CELEBRATION 2024
    HOLIDAY CELEBRATION 2024
    Sat, Dec 14
    Union
    Dec 14, 2024, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Union, 325 Chestnut St, Union, NJ 07083, USA
    Dec 14, 2024, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Union, 325 Chestnut St, Union, NJ 07083, USA
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  • GIVING FLYER
    GIVING FLYER
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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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