PAST INITIATIVES

In 2020, Sanford Place Block Association & Friends was involved in numerous events and activities. 
Get in touch with us to see how you can get involved and help make an impact in our community.

PILLAR ACTIVITIES & EVENTS

  • Public Safety: Traffic light installation

  • Health & Wellness: COVID education, Vaccine education, Mask promotion/sales

  • Arts & Culture: Winter Wonderland decor contest

  • Environment: Love Your Block Mini-Grant blight removal/beautification, West Ward Community Clean Up, Tree stump removal assessment, Tree planting initiative

  • Education: Safe drinking water forum, Voting processes, Census process, and focus groups, Social Justice forum

  • Community Outreach: Emergency grocery distribution, COVID- 19 fresh food delivery, Thanksgiving Turkey give-away, Essential Worker celebration, Community Ride-A-Long

INVESTMENT

  • Technology

  • Communications

INFRASTRUCTURE

  • Fully-staffed officers and block captains

  • Neighborhood Watch

IMPACT

1 traffic light installed (Public Safety)
2 community surveys (Education)
3 celebratory parades (Art & Culture)
6 contest prizes awarded (Art & Culture)
49 stumps removed (Environment)
1,400 pounds of trash removed (Environment)
10 Properties landscaped and blight eradicated (Environment)
30 Seniors received bi-weekly grocery deliveries (Community Outreach)

 

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.