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LakewoodAlive Wins Crowdrise Challenge

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Wednesday evening, Enterprise announced that LakewoodAlive won the Crowdrise Challenge and was awarded an additional $10,000. This brings our total raised to just under $15,000 all thanks to you, our supporters. LakewoodAlive also received an additional $500 for raising the most amount of money in a 24 hour period; every little bit helps!

Thank you to all who supported LakewoodAlive through the Challenge. We had a fun time with our inner-office competition and Allison is looking forward to a clean and tidy office. We will definitely share those pictures with you after Ian is done cleaning her office.

The LakewoodAlive Housing Outreach Program has been working with residents across the community to help them with their home maintenance needs. This has been done through our contractor evaluations, housing educational series, one-on-one consultations, PaintLakewood program, volunteer outreach, etc. We’ve worked with homeowners to deal with their home repair needs which have generated significant economic improvements across the community.

LakewoodAlive is always looking for ways to better serve the community and will be rolling out a new program early in 2015. The Community Engagement Program is aimed at assisting those residents and neighborhoods who are most in-need of assistance. We will have a Community Engager working in the Birdtown and Scenic Park neighborhoods engaging residents, coordinating community events like financial literacy and home repair workshops, volunteer projects, community “pot-luck” style meals and resource fairs so that community members are able to re-engage with one and other as well as bring necessary programming into these neighborhoods to reinvigorate community pride.

Want to support this program? We welcome donations of $10, $100 or $1000. Donate online by clicking here or mail a check to:

LakewoodAlive
14701 Detroit Avenue, #LL10
Lakewood, OH 44107

Thanks to Enterprise Community Partners and their sponsor, Ohio Savings Bank, for being invited to participate in this program and for their financial support. Read the Enterprise press release here.

We encourage you to visit our website and Facebook page often for program updates.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your support.

Enterprise works with partners nationwide to build opportunity. We create and advocate for affordable homes in thriving communities linked to jobs, good schools, health care and transportation. We lend funds, finance development and manage and build affordable housing, while shaping new strategies, solutions and policy. Over more than 30 years, Enterprise has created nearly 320,000 homes, invested $16 billion and touched millions of lives. Join us at www.EnterpriseCommunity.com or www.EnterpriseCommunity.org.

Building on Enterprise’s 30+ years of innovation and leadership, the Enterprise Community Innovation Awards recognize an organization creating new and lasting community development solutions in greater Cleveland.  It embodies the vision and values of Enterprise, sustainability and community engagement in development.

LakewoodAlive chosen to compete in CrowdRise Challenge, chance to win $10K

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We need your help! We have been chosen to compete in the Enterprise Nurture an Idea Award challenge and you can help us win! The organization that raises the most money will win $10,000, thanks to Ohio Savings Bank. We will also keep all of the money raised by our team on CrowdRise.
Our goal is $7,500 to help to support the Housing Outreach Program this year. The challenge begins on October 13th and runs until 11:59 PM on November 7th.

Here is how you can help:

1. Go to our fundraising page and make a donation:  Every donation, large or small, supports our organization’s work AND brings us closer to winning the challenge.
2. Fundraise with us! Set up your own online donation page by joining our team. Visit the link above and click “Fundraise for this Campaign” on the right. Follow the simple instructions to creating your own page. Then, share the link with all your friends, family and colleagues to ask them to donate to your page.
Thank you so much for your help and support. We couldn’t do it without you!

Cox Communications Partners with LakewoodAlive’s Housing Outreach Program

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On Sunday, August 24, a team of twenty Cox Communications employees came out to donate their time and talent to assist a homeowner and her family with painting their home on Ferndale Avenue. The homeowner who is a single parent of four children were unable to tackle the necessary home repair themselves reached out to LakewoodAlive’s Housing Outreach Program for help. The Cox team was able to tackle the entire house in a mere six hours! We are so thankful for their commitment to the community and our homeowners in need. Thank you, Cox Communications!

Cleveland Give Camp Volunteers Build New Website for LakewoodAlive

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news-page-photo-300x200Following an application and award process, Cleveland GiveCamp generously donated nearly $25,000 of in-kid support in one weekend from July 18-20 to build a new website for LakewoodAlive. Give Camp is made up of tech-savy folks who gather for one weekend each summer to help non-profits with their technological needs.

LakewoodAlive is grateful to GiveCamp and the hundreds of volunteers and dozens of sponsors. It was an incredible experience and we’re thrilled with our new website.