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:

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.

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