we hit a huge milestone this week! congratulations to you chattanooga! we are continually blown away by the giving spirit that thrives in chattanooga. we truly are creating a kind of community involvement that allows the culture of chattanooga to thrive! we're so proud to live in a city full of civically engaged citizens!
With over 750 volunteers, April 6th’s organized downtown cleanup was the largest Clean and Green to date. More than 1,500 bags of trash were collected along with graffiti removed from over 20 buildings and monuments. The following were the included districts, downtown neighborhoods and gateway neighborhoods for Clean and Green: City Center, Riverfront, Southside, MLK/UTC, Northshore, Fort Wood, Glass Farms, Glenwood, Highland Park, Hill City, North Creek and Orchard Knob.
Along with trash collection and graffiti removal, select teams tackled special projects like creating a community garden the 21st Century Child Development and Learning Center and window washing crews in City Center.
River City Company would like to thank all the volunteers who came out, rolled up their sleeves and made a noticeable difference in their downtown. Without the generous spirit found in our community, Clean and Green would not be possible.
The next Clean and Green will be in April 2014. We encourage the community to mark their calendars and think of any special projects they would like to see added to the Clean and Green roster.
A very special thank you goes out to our sponsor Volkswagen Chattanooga and partners Chattanooga Neighborhood Enterprise, Causeway.org, LifeKraze, Chattanooga Kiwanis Club and ServPro.
chattanoogans have rallied together and addressed the creative action in unlikely places cause! glass house collective, formerly known as chattanooga STAND, has reached their first milestone. many thanks to all of you who supported this cause and contributed your money, time, and expertise. with your support, glass house collective will be able to bring together residents in creative projects and partnerships with artists, entrepreneurs, and volunteers to re-imagine glass street and the surrounding neighborhoods.
after posting creative action in unlikely places and listing their needs, the group at glass house collective began rallying support on causeway.org by emailing friends and family and using social media and word of mouth. because they encouraged others to catch their vision and support their cause, creative action in unlikely places became the most supported cause on causeway!
with the help of many supporters and the 10 for 10 causeway challenge, the newly formed glass house collective was able to raise $11,343.20 to help fund their first six months of work! Expertise contributions of design, real-estate development, and marketing were also donated in addition to 112 hours of volunteer time. this is what causeway is all about: find a cause you care about, and get others on board by rallying support until it can be addressed. thank you to all of you who gave to the glass house collective through causeway. let's continue to better chattanooga one cause at a time!
in just 4 months chattanoogans have rallied together and used the causeway platform to take action in our city. thank you for your support and involvement! As you can see from our 2011 results below (september - december), we're off to a good start and look forward to making a bigger impact in 2012.
thank you for your support!
on behalf of everyone here at causeway, we want to say a big THANK YOU to everyone who has supported the chattanooga community through causeway and these amazing causes in 2011. we had 163 chattanoogans get involved and create profiles (if you haven't picked up your free t-shirt yet, come see us!). 22 chattanoogans posted a local cause they cared about, and we saw the first cause addressed this december. thanks for supporting and contributing to these causes, coming alongside civic entrepreneurs, and building momentum to get stuff done in our city.
chattanoogans have rallied together and addressed the first cause on causeway.org- "chambliss shelter kids need more"! many thanks to those who posted the cause, posted the way to address it, and contributed through volunteer hours, monetary donations, or donations of toys and clothing.
one of the coolest things we've been able to witness through causeway is how chattanoogans pool their ideas and resources together and take action.
in this case, an individual saw a need and posted a cause to the site (thanks alice!). after learning more about the children’s home/chambliss shelter and their needs, a group of folks from abba’s house in the awaken college lifegroup decided they wanted to "adopt" this cause for christmas, and they suggested a way to address it. they detailed their commitment to purchasing needed and wanted items for several children and delivering them to the children's home.
spreading the word and rallying others to support a cause you care about is critical to a cause's success. as the awaken group began planning, other chattanoogans began contributing to the cause, and another group at abba's house heard about the college lifegroup's efforts and wanted to join in - doubling the effort!
the cause was up for less than a month, but was able to rally contributions of:
- 15 volunteer hours
(spent purchasing and delivering gifts to the children's home)
- 55 new clothing items and toys (delivered to the children's home)
- $15.00 (since the effort was focused on gifts, these funds were used to purchase additional toys)
thank you again to all of those who contributed, in whatever way, to this cause! we look forward to sharing more results with you in the future!