ReSource Participates in Red’s Community Makeover

The 2017 ReSource Team

ReSource is proud to have joined the Cincinnati Red’s Community Makeover Day as a project partner! The 2017 day of service was held on July 20th in the Cincinnati neighborhood of Evanston. ReSource provided design support and furniture to renovate the old Hoffman School building.  

Over 400 volunteers from P&G, Kroger, and the Cincinnati Zoo participated in the day long project. At the Hoffman School, renovations included upgrades to the kitchen, cafeteria, and gym as well as meeting and community spaces, with the goal to reduce operating costs and energy usage. As part of the project, the Hoffman baseball fields also received a major makeover.

Another exciting aspect of the project was the creation of a Naturescape; a nature-inspired community playground that includes an interactive building and play area, water feature, and 75-foot zip line along with walking trails and log paths.

The Community Makeover Day was created to transform and impact an urban neighborhood, while also improving the local youth baseball and softball programs. Overall, the project looks to invest in the long term development of Evanston and its residents.

In our second year participating as a project partner, ReSource joined in partnership with the Reds Community Fund, P&G, Cincinnati Zoo, Kroger, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Interact For Health, Cincinnati ToolBank, and Cincinnati Recreation Commission.

It is our mission to build stronger nonprofits. By partnering with projects such as the Community Makeover Day, ReSource is continually working to build and empower a sustainable community throughout the Greater Cincinnati area.

A few of the finished rooms:

Development Director, Martha Steier and super volunteer Gwen Barker, celebrate success after a long hot day.