“Our Make Every Block Better street mural project has had an ongoing positive impact on our
The positive impact not only inspired new connections between the community and the local businesses involved in the work, but the support also inspired Dangel to seek out other opportunities to improve the neighborhood. “Because of the project, we developed new and stronger working relationships with [the community]. When visitors come to the garden, we tell the story of how
Last year, the two purpose-driven companies launched their partnership along with the first nationwide search for the selection of 10 community projects. The projects created or improved spaces for bringing people together through community gardens, community centers, and the street mural project in
“We know the negative impacts social isolation and loneliness can have on individuals. Finding ways to connect and get to know your neighbors is increasingly important,” said
“Pride in place, and the renewed importance of all things local, is energizing neighbors across the
Throughout the summer,
The newly selected 2021 Make Every
Louisville, Ky.– Creating a communal space for neighbors to gather for barbeques and form stronger connections, submitted by Anna Newmanand Kirk Stewart Waldorf, Md.– Building new little libraries for the community to use and bringing people together to help design and paint the libraries, submitted by Andrea Stockton Barton Omaha, Neb.– Bringing a local community center back to life with exterior improvements, submitted by Nichole Schumacher Gilmanton, N.H.– Building a new youth basketball court to connect families through sports, submitted by Katie Bass West Milford, N.J.– Upgrading a 50-year-old playground to create a better space for local families to enjoy and connect, submitted by Diane Jansson Wilmington, N.C.– Building a community garden to create a space for five local neighborhoods to come together, submitted by Jordan Timpy Del Valle, Texas– Building a new community garden with ground and raised beds to create an accessible space for residents to gather, submitted by Patricia Burton Seattle, Wash.– Creating a community-centric mural that brings people together and improves the adjacent park, submitted by Phil Scroggs Madison, Wisc. – Upgrading a local park with seating and garden beds creating a space for neighbors to congregate, submitted by Jennifer Ondrejka Huntington, W.V. – Transforming a plot of land in the center of the town into a community space for movie nights, farmers markets, and more, submitted by Holly Mount
Through Make Every
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Growing our impact to make communities better nationwide
A map of the 2020 and 2021
H&R Block + Nextdoor Make Every Block Better community projects.
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