Bella Vista Sidewalk & Curb Sweeping
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Current Program Status: Paused
Program Ran For: April - Dec 2018
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, 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.

We shut down the program for the winter, and are currently re-launching our fundraising efforts in order to be able to perform this service again in 2019.  We need to raise $30,000 which will allow us to sweep weekly in 2019, from March to December.  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%