Blocks Together Newsletter

Blocks Together has been hard at work this month! We’d like to send a huge shout out to our friends and partners for pulling together and bringing in valuable resources for our community. With the second round of shut downs coming it is imperative now more than ever for us to cooperate with one another and take care of all our neighbors in the community. Here are some the highlights from November and upcoming events in December!

Blocks Together Coat Drive
We were delighted to partner with Cradle 2 Crayons & Youth Guidance to distribute 180 coats, hats, scarves and gloves to community families.

People’s Budget Training
We have had the pleasure of hosting a second round of training the community on how the city budget is allocated. In these uncertain political times it is important for residents to know and understand how the city budget operates and where funds for resources come from as well as how the city decides who gets the funds. The community was equipped with the tools necessary to go to their political leaders and demand more resources be allocated back into their community. If you are interested in learning more please feel free to contact us at: blockstogether@gmail.com We look forward to equipping more residents with these vital tools.

We could use your help!
We will be accepting donations of new and clean gently used coats, hats, scarves, and gloves of ALL sizes for male and female. November 30th – December 4th 10am – 4pm

Healthy Food Hub Farmers Market Trolley
Our partners at Healthy Food Hub will be on our lot located at 3711 W Chicago Ave on December 1, 2020 from 11 am – 2 pm. Come support local farmers and get delicious produce at discounted prices with their unique matching program!

Lawrence’s Fish & Shrimp Fundraiser
Our friends at Lawrence’s Fish & Shrimp at the 2120 S. Canal St location will be hosting a fundraiser for Blocks Together on December 3, 2020 from 11 am – 8 pm. They will be donating 15% of your food purchase to support Youth & Volunteer programming. We appreciate your support!

Supporting Children’s Mental Health Workshop
Join us for this free workshop and learn to identify stresses and triggers; get tips and tools to support your child’s mental health presented by our partners at the Latino Policy Forum. To register go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/supporting-childrens-mental-health-tickets-130459454741

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