Volunteers will be rolling up their sleeves and supporting locally-owned businesses and entities this Saturday as part of the first Kendall Whittier Community Day.

Kendall Whittier Community Day is scheduled for April 9. Times vary with most shifts taking place between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Most shifts are two hours long. Volunteers can learn more about the projects or sign up here. 

KW Community Day is a partnership with Tulsa Changemakers and the Great American Clean Up. Water, trash bags, gloves, supplies and even safety vests will be provided.

“We started Community Day as a way to provide volunteer opportunities for community groups while supporting locally owned businesses, nonprofit organizations and local schools at the same time,” said Sydney Alison, KWMS community engagement coordinator.

In total, there are eight projects as part of KW Community Day. Three projects are completely full while many others only have a few slots available, so KWMS encourages volunteers to sign up as soon as possible to get the shift they most desire.

Kendall Whittier Main Street is a 501c3 nonprofit organization, so KW Community Day is a great option for community service hours.

“Spending money isn’t the only way to support local,” Alison said. “With Community Day, you can show some love to Tulsa-based businesses and organizations by donating your time!”

Community Day Projects

Chalk Art & Flower Bed Weeding
Location: Sequoyah Elementary, 724 N. Birmingham Ave.
Ages – Perfect for ages 15+
Shifts – 10a-12p; 12p-2p
About the school – Sequoyah’s mission is to inspire and prepare every student to love learning, achieve ambitious goals and make positive contributions to our world.
Sign Up

Event Set Up/Tear Down & Emptying Trash
LocationTulsa Farmers’ Market, 1 S. Lewis Ave.
Ages – Perfect for ages 15+
Shifts – 5:30a-7:30a, 7a-9a, 9a-11a, 10:45a-1p
About the market – TFM directly connects the growers with the consumers and strengthens the local economy as OK’s premier farmers’ market.
Sign Up

Installing & Decorating a Little Free Library
Location – TBA
Ages – Perfect for ages 15+
Shifts – 10a-12p
About the businesses – Hosted by Eleanor’s Bookshop and Whitty Books. Eleanor’s is a children’s bookstore that serves as a symbol of the importance of literacy. Whitty Books is another indie bookstore that focuses on diverse titles and under-the-radar releases.
Sign Up

Painting Archway, Trash Pickup, Window Washing & Flower Bed Weeding
LocationCircle Cinema, 10 S. Lewis Ave.
Ages – Perfect for ages 15+
Shifts – 9a-10:30a, 10:30a-12p, 12-2p
About the businesses – As Tulsa’s oldest movie theater, Circle celebrates creativity, the arts and filmmakers from around the corner and across the world.
Sign Up

Window Washing*
LocationHeirloom Rustic Ales, 2113 E. Admiral Blvd.
Ages
– Open to all ages / 21+ receive a free beer sample
Shifts – 9a-11a
About the business – Heirloom brews small batch beers that are refreshing, simple, approachable and affordable.
Sign Up

Trash Pickup*
LocationCabin Boys Brewery and Marshall Brewing; arrive at 1717 E. 7th St.
Ages – Project is 21+ / volunteers receive a free beer sample
Shifts – 12p-2
About the businesses – Two of the best places in Tulsa for yummy craft beer and laid-back atmospheres.

Painting Outdoor Benches & Trash Pickup*
LocationSan Miguel School, 2444 E. Admiral Blvd.
Ages – Perfect for the whole family / snacks provided
Shifts – 9a-10:30a, 10:30-12p, 12-3p
About the businesses – San Miguel is dedicated to helping children from challenging environments, regardless of race, nationality or religion, to achieve academic and personal success.

Paperwork Filing*
LocationMordHouse LLC, 2314 ½ E. Admiral Blvd.
Ages – Perfect for 18+
Shifts – 10a-12p
About the businesses – Let MordHouse find you a stunning property to help make/keep Tulsa your home.

*These projects are completely full with no volunteer slots available at time of release.

About Kendall Whittier Main Street

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. It is a Certified Cultural District and a 2020 Great American Main Street Award recipient.

To learn more about Kendall Whittier Main Street, to download the report or to become a volunteer or donor of the organization, go to visitKendallWhittier.com. Inquiries may also be made by phone or text at 918-633-1934 or via email at info@visitkendallwhittier.com.

About Tulsa Changemakers

The mission of Tulsa Changemakers is to empower promising youth leaders to drive positive impact in Tulsa right now and into the future.

​Their vision is a future where Tulsa is a model city for youth-driven impact. The youth are core catalysts for impact in their communities, and communities are actively engaged in identifying, developing, and empowering youth as leaders. Tulsa is consistently cultivating highly effective community leaders eager to empower successive generations.

About Great American Clean Up

The Great American Cleanup® unifies and beautifies communities across the country in a grassroots spring-cleaning movement. Celebrating its 24th year, the most recent Great American Cleanup created 15,000 opportunities for millions of volunteers to have remarkable results – picking up millions of pounds of litter, cleaning over 100,000 acres of public spaces, and tens of thousands of miles of roadways and shorelines.

The Great American Cleanup prompts individuals to take greater responsibility for their local environment by conducting grassroots community service projects that engage volunteers, local businesses, and civic leaders.

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