My Block has been an outstanding and wonderfully surprising success so far! We have 129 individuals and organizations who have volunteered to keep clean 151 blocks or parks in the area.
I love you all for this 🙂
The bad news, as it were, is that our source of pickup sticks has dried up. I had kind of roped the city into this without talking to them first, and while folks have been very supportive, the well has run dry (at least for now). A HUGE thank you to the Clean City Commission for all of the pickup sticks that they were able to provide!
I have applied for a grant which would provide another 100 sticks or so if it comes through. I am totally open to other support if anybody out there has a funding source to point at this.
IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE in My Block, we are still recording volunteers, we are just not passing out pickup sticks anymore. You can get your own stick from Amazon for about $6.
Got your stick already? If you’re on Instagram or Twitter, take a photo with your pickup stick and tag it #myblockRVA!
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