Kintock Philadelphia Community Street Cleaning Project: Residents and Staff Give Back
This summer, Kintock launched an inspiring initiative that has brought together staff, residents and a Parole Agent in Philadelphia to make a positive impact on the surrounding community. The Community Street Cleaning Project has seen tremendous success, with the most recent event held on July 27th, achieving the best resident turnout ever, with nearly 40 residents actively participating!
The project, which involves cleaning up the neighborhood and collecting litter, has quickly become a source of pride and teamwork for everyone involved.
“With a total of three events held so far, the enthusiasm and dedication of both residents and staff have grown extensively, evident in the increasing numbers of volunteers willing to lend a helping hand,” said Casey Rice, State Program Director.
“On a scorching July day, despite the soaring temperatures, staff and residents worked together in spirit of giving back and making a difference. Even a Parole Agent joined in, showing how this project has not only fostered community engagement but also garnered support from various stakeholders,” she added.
The Community Street Cleaning Project is not just about picking up litter; it's about building a sense of belonging and ownership within the community. Kintock believes that by actively participating in efforts to improve the neighborhood, residents gain a sense of pride in where they live and work.
When asked about the motivation behind their involvement, one resident shared, "It feels good to give back to the community."
The success of the Community Street Cleaning Project has sparked anticipation for the upcoming August Clean-up. Residents and staff alike are looking forward to continuing their efforts in creating a cleaner, safer, and more vibrant community for everyone, according to Casey.
"Seeing the residents' enthusiasm is incredibly rewarding. These events help strengthen the relationship between staff, residents, and the community," said Casey.
Further, “Kintock recognizes the power of community service in fostering positive change. This initiative not only beautifies the neighborhood but also empowers individuals, promotes teamwork, and strengthens community connections,” added Paul Taggines, COO.
“We are grateful for the dedication and commitment shown by all who have participated in the Community Street Cleaning Project thus far and look forward to the project’s continued growth and success,” he added.