WORKING TOGETHER OUR CITY WILL WIN!
GCP in participation with the city of Gary Constituent Services and the NWI Love Your Block Program launched its 2019 Love Your Block Blight Elimination Program with volunteers working on several blocks of Johnson, Lincoln, and Grant Streets, in addition to Rees Park. We continue to maintain these properties and your support will help us to expand our efforts in 2020 to have greater impact in the community!
STAND UP FOR CHANGE!
GCP worked with community volunteers to take charge of our adopted park's decaying playground. This equipment was in disrepair and unusable for at least the past 4 years.
We decided to re-purpose the playground and make it useful by creating Do It Yourself (DIY) activities for kids and adults! The teams worked together over several WEEKS to disassemble the equipment and remove debris.
It took several WEEKS again to replant our newly acquired playground!
With everyone's support, we moved a great playground from a shuttered Gary school! This is part of our vision! One Building, One Block, One Community At A Time!
Your $10.00 contribution will help us keep movement like this going forward! We are funded by a PEOPLE who see value in our changes. Become a community investor with us!
PEOPLE WILL WORK WHEN THERE IS SOMETHING WORTH WORKING FOR AND A CLEAR UNDERSTANDING OF WHY!
Our method for getting youth volunteers was simple. GO! We went to the park and started working! We built these DIY benches to give them a place to sit while in the basketball court area. Add some music and food, and instantly we got volunteers to assist! We most importantly wanted kids to participate in this activity to give them skin in the game.
Your donation will help us continue this effort next year as we create similar projects in the park!
These benches in the court area helped tremendously as there was a problem with garbage cans being used for seating. With the new benches in the park we have completely eliminated this problem!
After we cleaned the flower bed out, we purchased and planted new flowers!
McDonald's - I'm Lovin It!
We are grateful for the McDonald's partnership on 5th & Johnson Street! They graciously donated free meal coupons to us for volunteers who participate in the community cleanup efforts! This is what Gary Community Partnership is all about! People and businesses working together to make a difference!