Kendall Whittier Community Day, an entire day dedicated to helping small businesses and organizations in Kendall Whittier thrive with volunteer support, is returning for its second year on April 1.
Last April, more than 60 volunteers came to the district to help eight different businesses and schools complete projects ranging from trash pickup and flower bed weeding to painting and installing a Little Free Library in the Tipton Community Garden.
“Seeing the success of the first ever KW Community Day, and how much it helped the businesses and organizations in the area, really made us excited to do it all again in 2023,” said Sydney Alison, KWMS Community Engagement Coordinator.
The 2023 KW Community Day will take place on Saturday, April 1.
Businesses and community leaders should submit project ideas online here before 11:59 p.m. on Feb. 17. A committee will review all submissions and choose the most impactful – and doable – projects to move forward with.
Near the end of February, projects will be chosen and volunteer signups for specific projects and shifts will open online.
“Individuals and groups can sign up to volunteer. It’s the perfect opportunity to earn service hours for school or a community organization,” Alison said.
Projects should benefit a specific business, organization or public space in Kendall Whittier. All projects must be appropriate and suitable for volunteers of all skill levels. KWMS will supply basic needs, such as trash bags, gloves, etc., for approved projects.
Projects that support a business or KW commercial property should be submitted by the business or property owner. Projects can be for the inside or outside of the property/business.
Potential project ideas include but are not limited to re-organizing merchandise, painting, planting flowers or improving a courtyard to exterior, deep cleaning and other such projects.
Businesses submitting projects are responsible for supplying water for volunteers, trash disposal and specific materials needed, such as paint, lumbar and plants. They are also responsible for supervising the volunteers and work during their project’s time.
Kendall Whittier Main Street is a nonprofit organization that inspires the ongoing revitalization and growth of a historic and cultural neighborhood in Tulsa, striving to transform it back to a thriving, walkable commercial district. KWMS is a 2020 Great American Main Street Award winner and an Oklahoma Certified Cultural District.
To learn more about KWMS or to get involved, go to visitKendallWhittier.com. Interested parties may also call or text 918-633-1934 or email email@example.com.