H&R Block and Nextdoor partner to revitalize neighborhoods and spark connections with 10 community projects across the country
Over the next several months,
“In the past few months, communities have overcome disruptions to every aspect of daily life and we continued to provide clients the help and expertise they needed facing the extended tax deadline. Given how unprecedented times have been, it was exciting to read so many ideas from neighbors on how we could help improve the spaces around us in order to increase conversations and meaningful connections,” said
“Now, more than ever, we see the power of neighborhood connections. In recent months, we’ve grown to rely on people and places nearby,” said
The selected community improvement projects, listed alphabetically by state, are:
Green Valley, Ariz.– Constructing a communal space at a community garden for residents to step out of the sun and form better neighbor-to-neighbor relations, submitted by Kim Barney Oakland, Calif.– Restoring a beloved community recreation center for neighbors to have a safe and beautiful place to connect, submitted by Maribel Lopez Miami, Fla.– Creating plant sanctuaries at a local library for residents to learn about community gardening, submitted by Mary Benton Acworth, Ga.– Building picnic tables, a gazebo, and a community garden to provide a safe space and healthy food for families in need, submitted by Gisele Butker Kuna, Idaho– Upgrading youth baseball and softball fields so families have a place for recreational sports, submitted by Daniel Edralin Topeka, Kan.– Transforming an alley into a pollinator garden to beautify an outdoor space for neighbors, submitted by Mike Spadafore Detroit, Mich.– Building a community closet from recycled shipping containers to provide free clothing, household, and personal items to residents in need, submitted by Latisha Johnson Buffalo, N.Y.– Building a community garden so neighbors can learn about growing plants, contribute to the area food pantry, and meet neighbors, submitted by Susan Bradbury Cincinnati, Ohio– Creating a mural crosswalk to safely connect a community garden with a local elementary school, submitted by Gary Dangel Philadelphia, Penn.– Upgrading courts and sports equipment at a local recreation center that emphasizes inclusive programs, submitted by Laura Lucas
To view details on the selected projects and involvement from local organizations and small businesses, visit the nomination website. The
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