Give more than you take
I believe strengthen our community through volunteering or attending events.
Healthy, local food contributes to a vital community
We volunteered and built website, print materials, and even a billboard for our neighborhood farmers market to help increase their visibility in the Montavilla community. We also served on their board of directors, writing a grant for a community celebration, managing a weekly email newsletter, organizing a pilot senior shopper program, and helping the market run smoothly each week.
Connecting with community
Getting to know your neighbors is the most important (and fun) way to strengthen community. We’ve served on the association’s board of directors, establishing a small grant program for local schools and engaging in community building events. We frequently participate in public safety activities which help us meet our neighbors and keep our community safe.
Growing the next generation
Our work with this low-income neighborhood school includes building parent engagement through social media and outreach, and designing yard signs to increase visibility of the school. We’ve served on the PTA board of directors, and given countless hours to organizing events, fundraising and grant writing, and advocating for the needs of the school – including a grassroots campaign to make Vestal a SUN community school. Each week, we read with students through the amazing SMART reading program.