NeighborWorks Week 2015

by Alexandra E. Bodie  May/29/2015

NeighborWorks Week is coming up June 6th-14th and I can barely contain myself! NHS of Greater Cleveland is excited to celebrate community and focus on the idea of “neighbors helping neighbors.” Learn more about NeighborWorks Week here. We would love for you to volunteer with us this NeighborWorks Week! Check out what we have planned below!

Saturday June 6th: Beautify the Broadway

NHS of Greater Cleveland is partnering with Forward Church and Slavic Village Development to beautify two homes and paint a local business that has been hit by graffiti. Meet at the back of of our offices at 9am where we will split into work groups! Please bring gloves and a water bottle if you have them! We will weed, trim, plant flowers, and lay mulch at the homes. The focus at Ohio Office Solutions will be to paint. To bring our efforts full circle volunteers will conduct litter clean-ups on E. 57th, E. 61st, and E. 65th. Interested in joining us? Please email Nichole at or call 216.458.4663 x2332.

Monday June 8th- Friday June 12th: Literacy Matters Book Drive

NHS of Greater Cleveland is collecting new and gently used books to stock up Cleveland’s Little Free Libraries. The Little Free Library movement is growing across the country and the philosophy is simple: take a book, leave a book. Make this Summer a time of adventure and learning for families because Home Matters! If you are not able to drop off books from 8:30 am to 5pm, or are not able to get the books to our offices please email Alex at or call 216.570.5358.

Wednesday June 10th

NHS of Greater Cleveland is excited to partner with our friends at Famicos Foundation to create an Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant community garden for Doan Classroom Apartments, a 45-unit building where senior and disabled low-income residents live! We need all the help we can get from 9am to 3pm at 1350 East 105th Street, Cleveland, OH 44106. Breakfast, lunch, a t-shirt, and a water bottle (from our partners at Ohio Savings Bank) will be provided for all volunteers. Call Erica Robinson at216.791.6476 x 243 to register!

PLUS! We’ll be kicking our off-season free tax prep sessions on Wednesday, June 10th from 9am-1pm! Call us at 216.458.4663 to schedule your appointment!

Friday June 12th: Beautify the Broadway

Do you love painting? Well, this is the volunteer opportunity for you! Meet at NHS of Greater Cleveland in the back lobby at 9:45am. From 10am to Noon we will create our “Celebrate Community” mural and would love for you to be a part of making a difference! Please email Nichole at or call 216.458.4663 x2332 to register as a volunteer!

I certainly hope you will be able to join us NeighborWorks Week! If you are not able to volunteer this year but would still like to show your support you can easily make a donation here.

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