Neighborhood Revitalization work is an important factor in improving the quality of life for residents in a community. It implements positive change at the home, block and community level. These changes are possible thanks to our strong community of partners.
Our friends at Lowe’s Home Improvement contributed $420,000 towards revitalization efforts in the Sharswood community over the past three years. Lowe’s aided the community on all levels, from revitalizing public facilities to funding home development and expanding resources for community maintenance. With Lowe’s partnership, Habitat’s vision for positive change in the community is becoming reality.
Lowe’s efforts this year culminated with a community volunteer day centered at Sharswood’s historic Athletic Recreation Center. The 100-year-old building, a gathering place for the community, now has a fresh coat of paint inside, repaired bleachers, cubbies for the pool area, miniature “free libraries,” an expanded garden, and a yoga deck. Now the bustling neighborhood hub can better serve its community in recreation and activity.
Lowe’s Heroes also helped rebuild the North Philly Peace Park, an urban community garden that provides fresh produce, green space for work, play, relaxation, and educational opportunities.