(June 1st-20th, 2015) On June 6th NeighborWorks America launches NeighborWorks Week, a weeklong celebration where thousands of volunteers come together to help make their neighborhoods healthy, sustainable places to work, play and call home. From June 1-8 across the country, individuals and families are working to build vibrant communities during NeighborWorks Week. NeighborWorks America, which creates opportunities for people to live in affordable homes, improve their lives and strengthen their communities, supports a network of more than 300 nonprofits, located in every state.
Local non-profit NeighborWorks Dakota Home Resources is celebrating their 21st year of NeighborWorks Week and is encouraging volunteers to participate. NeighborWorks Dakota Home Resources has a variety of events to encourage community engagement. NeighborWorks Week events include Central City Plant Swap, Tri City Treasures, Trash, and Cash, Rapid City – Art in the Park, Trolley on the Trail, and Paint the Town. Each event brings residents together and celebrates our community.
June 1st through June 20th NeighborWorks® Dakota Home Resources is partnering with South Dakota Housing Development Authority to sponsor the 21st annual Paint the Town event. Volunteers will scrap, paint and prime eight homes in eight communities for homeowners in need. NeighborWorks and volunteers will be painting homes in Rapid City, Sturgis, Spearfish, Belle Fourche, Edgemont, Deadwood, and Lead.
- Paint the Town
- June 6th- Rapid City, Deadwood, Lead, Belle Fourche
- June 13th- Sturgis, Spearfish
- June 20th- Edgemont
NeighborWorks Dakota Home Resources has also organized community events that encourage residents to meet their neighbors and enjoy the out doors.
June 2nd, NeighborWorks® Dakota Home Resources will celebrate their 13th Annual Trolley on The Trail Event. The combined effort consists of the use of the trail from the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks, use of a Trolley from the City of Deadwood and reservations taken by NeighborWorks® Dakota Home Resources. The Trolley on the Trail is a combined endeavor to give disabled or handicapped people access to the Mickelson Trail. Thanks to sponsorships with local businesses, this ride is provided free of charge.
Saturday June 6th, the College Park Block Club and NeighborWorks are hosting their first annual NeighborWorks Week Celebration at College Park. The event will celebrate the accomplishments of Paint the Town and bring the community together by hosting a picnic, games, a bouncy castle and a bench building workshop. The public is welcomed and encouraged to attend.
Saturday, June 20th, NeighborWorks® Dakota Home Resources and the Central City Neighborhood Council will host the 8th annual “Community Plant Exchange” at the Pizza Lab in Central City. Attendees will have the opportunity to exchange extra plant items with their neighbors. New and experienced gardeners are welcomed and encouraged to join in on this great community event. Attendees are not required to bring exchange items to participate. The Plant Exchange will also be hosting a Food Drive for the Lord’s Cupboard in Lead.
June 20th is also the date for the annual Treasures, Trash & Cash tri-city rummage sale. Locations will be published in the Black Hills Pioneer the week prior to the event. If you would like to add your address to the map contact the NeighborWorks office before June 5th, 2015.
NeighborWorks Dakota Home Resources has been committed to our communities throughout Western South Dakota for over twenty years. Thousands of volunteers have participated in NeighborWorks Week and have created strong, vibrant and resilient communities. Please contact Stephany or Molly at 605-578-1401 to learn how you can get involved.
About NeighborWorks® Dakota Home Resources: NeighborWorks® Dakota Home Resources is a private nonprofit organization that has been assisting in providing decent, safe and affordable housing and revitalizing neighborhoods for twenty years. NeighborWorks® has helped more than 1,000 families realize their dream of home ownership by providing decent, safe and affordable housing throughout Western South Dakota communities.