On October 31st, Nationwide Children’s Hospital partnered with Community Development for All People and 300 hundred students from SkillsUSA Ohio. Students removed litter and overgrown weeds and shrubs from vacant lots around the Southern Orchards neighborhood. The annual clean-up serves as a community service project for students attending the Skills USA Ohio High School Fall Leadership Conference. Healthy Neighborhoods, Healthy Families measures the impact of the clean-up by the number of vacant lots cleaned. Volunteers cleared overgrowing plants from 8 vacant lots and removed litter from 14 streets and alleyways.
Nationwide Children’s Hospital employees participated in the Plant Pride on Parsons Neighborhood Clean-Up on October 25th. The clean-up focused on beautification efforts to Parsons Avenue. Community members assisted in litter abatement and graffiti removal. As a result, volunteers collected 72 bags of trash and debris.
October 18th marked a busy day for Habitat for Humanity, Nationwide Insurance and Nationwide Children’s Hospital as they celebrated the wall raising of Habitat’s newest home on Carpenter Street. Nationwide Children’s Hospital is pleased to welcome one of its very own employees as the property homeowner. NCH’s partnership with Habitat for Humanity is a perfect match as both organizations care deeply for the welfare of their community. Homeownership plays a significant role in building strong communities and promoting healthy families. The HNHF initiative continues to remove barriers in areas of health and well-being for families in the community.
Nationwide Children’s Hospital in partnership with Habitat for Humanity joined forces to “Rock the Block”. Hospital employees and other volunteers assisted in clean-up efforts on Carpenter Avenue. Activities included exterior home improvements to the properties in close proximity to Habitat’s newest residential property. “Rock the Block” encourages neighborhood residents to join together and make improvements to their neighborhood.
Healthy Homes held an open house on October 10th to premiere three homes available for purchase. Healthy Homes takes pride in offering renovated, energy efficient properties, south of the Nationwide Children Hospital’s campus.
For more information about Healthy Homes, please visit the website or contact Robert Williams at Robert.Williams@NationwideChildrens.org.