Every once in awhile, this blog highlights some great organizations that make a positive impact on the city of Chicago and its neighborhoods. In the past, we have highlighted Chicago Cares and its efforts to engage residents and volunteers on improving our community. On August 19th, there is a great opportunity to make an impact…and in times like these, we need opportunities for connection on collaboration.
This Saturday, Chicago Cares will be partnering with My Block My Hood My City and other organizations and looking for volunteers to serve the Woodlawn community through various beautification service projects. Check-in and kickoff will be held at the Jackson Park Field House, with volunteers then engaging in service throughout the morning. (You’ll be sent to various sites throughout the Woodlawn neighborhood). Projects include community gardens, park and lot clean up sites, and a mosaic project with Green Star Movement, and all projects will be within walking distance of Jackson Park Field House.
Here are some of the fine details:
- It will held this Saturday, August 19 from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
- Work will cover 22 blocks of Woodlawn from 61st to 67th, Stony Island to Dorchester
- Besides Chicago Cares and My Block My Hood My City, other partners include the Chicago Park District, Jackson Park Advisory Council, and Green Star Movement
- Up to 300 volunteers will work on projects such as making public art, landscaping empty lots, and cleaning up the Metra corridor
- If you want to RSVP, please visit https://www.chicagocares.org/opportunity/a0CA000000oNFh0MAG
It’s a real privilege to focus on great events like this that build collaboration, communication, and community. We’re more than happy to boost the signal, and hope that you can make it.
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