Volunteer for Rock the Block
Friday, June 16, 2017
Contributor: Vaya Kiel, Communications Specialist at Fox Cities Habitat for Humanity
United Way Fox Cities is supporting The Greater Fox Cities Area Habitat for Humanity’s neighborhood revitalization initiative Rock the Block® with a multi-year, $300,000 grant. The grant invests in neighborhoods struggling with decreasing property values and an increasing number of rental properties.
Fox Cities Habitat for Humanity's neighborhood revitalization initiative, Rock the Block, is going big this year, tackling two municipalities in one week-long event! In a Rock the Block first, hundreds of community members will head to the Doty Island west neighborhood of two municipalities: Neenah and Menasha.
Doty Island has a rich history, a strong sense of community and a few properties that just need a little love and attention. Rock the Block hopes to build on Doty Island's solid foundation with home repairs, neighborhood clean ups, community projects and more. Nearly 25 projects have been assigned for the week of July 11-17 and more continue to roll in. Thanks to the generosity of Doty Island residents, the Doty Island Development Council raised over $4,000 to be used for the upcoming event.
Habitat for Humanity is still looking for volunteers to participate in this exciting opportunity! Head to foxcitieshabitat.volunteerhub.com and find Rock the Block under our special events tab.
But, wait! Rock the Block isn’t the only community event happening in this neighborhood. Eight porches in the Rock the Block neighborhood will host musicians as a part of Porchapalooza, sponsored by an Arts & Culture grant through the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region. Porchapalooza will take place on Tuesday, July 12, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Shortly after Rock the Block, PULSE, a program of the Fox Cities Chamber, is coordinating Bazaar After Dark on July 20 from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The event will transform Downtown Menasha into a street fair with murals, art installations, food, and music.
Learn more about Rock the Block by heading to FoxCitiesHabitat.org/Rock-the-Block or check out Habitat's Rock the Block Facebook page.