Get Your Hands Dirty and Volunteer with Love Your Block!

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Love Your Block grants are a joint program of the City of Pittsburgh and The Home Depot Foundation to revitalize our city one block at a time. The program gives organizations $2,000 to purchase supplies and the equipment necessary for a neighborhood block improvement project. The projects must mobilize community volunteers. There are nearly 20 community projects starting Saturday, May 10 and running through June 31. Projects this season range from installing a rain garden, to building an outdoor structure for a farmer’s market, to panting a community mural, to erecting a handicap accessible planter bed.

If you’d like to volunteer for any of these projects, you can see the most up-to-date project times on the calendar at servePGH (look for gold boxes whose event titles start with “LYB”). You can also view a .PDF of the events here.

Then to get involved with Love Your Block or other servePGH initiatives, please first send an e-mail to servepgh@pittsburghpa.gov.

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