Bella Vista Sidewalk & Curb Sweeping
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Current Program Status: Active
Restart date: April 12, 2019
Frequency: Every other Friday
Funding Need for 2019: $30,000

In 2018, BVNA launched a fundraising campaign to cover the cost of paid sidewalk and curb sweeping in our neighborhood.   

 Clean streets are healthy streets — they attract visitors and customers; reduce crime, disease, and stress; improve respiratory health; unclog our storm drains; and restore a sense of neighborhood pride.  

We value the existing efforts by many neighbors to sweep up the sidewalk in front of homes and businesses, and even pitching in to clean up surrounding blocks. Unfortunately, it was not enough – as was readily seen on a walk through the neighborhood.  For a variety of reasons, the volume of litter on many blocks simply outpaced the volunteer capacity.

BVNA regularly heard from residents that litter is their primary quality of life concern.

In response, BVNA has partnered with ACAM — a service already used in nearby Queen Village and South Street Headhouse District — to sweep the curbs and sidewalks of our numbered streets (6th-11th and Passyunk), and cross streets (Bainbridge, Fitzwater, Catharine, Christian, Carpenter, and the north side of Washington Ave) within our borders.  The two blocks of S 9th containing curb stands, Washington to Christian, are excluded, as the area is overseen by the 9th Street United Merchants Association and have unique logistical needs.

BVNA Sweeping Map

2018 was our inaugural year.  With your help, were able to reach our goal of $25,000, which allowed us to sweep every other week, from April to December 2018.   Workers swept up and removed 849 bags, or 10.61 tons worth of litter from our neighborhood.

The program was paused during the winter, while we worked to re-establish the necessary reserves to re-launched the program and perform this service again in 2019.   Currently, we are sweeping every other week, and anticipate being able to do so from March through November.    If we are able to hit our goal of $30,000 for the year — we will be able to sweep weekly.  We hope you can partner with us in making that a reality.  With your support, we will be able to resume and maintain this program.

Thanks to all of our prior donors!


2019 Goal
Raised: 9%

Thank you to all of our supporters of the 2018 inaugural year!

Fonder – $1,000+

Law Office of Alfonso Madrid

Attilio Esposito, Inc.

James Duncklee

Saint Marons CDC

Partner – $500+

Di Bruno Brothers

Jon Whitbeck

Kenneth G. Schaefer

Louise and David Strawbridge

Hon. Mark Squilla

The Good King LLC

Sustainer – $250+

David Yang
Gary Dion
Joseph D Alkus and Andrew C Price
Joshua Lehrer
Ryan Leonard
Glenn Sykes
American Endowment Foundation
Anthony Keating
Bradford Crowley
Brian Majewski
Martin Angert
Michelle Deutsch
Petro’s Bread Distributors, Inc.
Ralph Riedel
Stuart Jones

Supporter – $100+

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