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STLACC in Top 200 of State Farm Neighborhood Assist®

08/17/2021 7:57 PM | Anonymous

St. Louis Arts Chamber of Commerce has been selected as a State Farm Neighborhood Assist® Top 200 Finalist and needs your votes!

St. Louis, Missouri. August 16, 2021. St. Louis Arts Chamber of Commerce needs your help by voting for them to receive a $25,000 grant from State Farm® to help improve their community. Starting August 18 at 12:00am ET, U.S. residents who are 18 and older with a valid email address can vote for their favorite cause at www.neighborhoodassist.com.

St. Louis Arts Chamber of Commerce has until August 27 at 11:59pm ET to rally votes and anyone voting is allowed up to 10 votes per day. On September 29, the top 40 vote-receiving causes will be announced and a $25,000 grant will be awarded to each of the affiliated nonprofits.

Art Heals Violence Initiative addresses the need for crime reduction on the city’s vacant lots by working with the leaders and residents of 10 neighborhoods to remove the locations for much of the crime and turning them into community spaces celebrating the culture of the neighborhoods. Residents and resident artists are working together to create spaces that highlight the culture that holds neighborhoods and families together, cultures that have been long neglected. These neighborhoods were the origin of the Blues, much Jazz, literature, and art. We are bringing the concept of "neighbors" back to the neighborhood.

The funding will provide, in collaboration with our volunteers, partners, residents and other resources, the ability to create the infrastructure for the 10 parks such as design and drawings for permitting, clearing the debris and dead trees, grading the properties, and installing walkways and other hardscape. Maintenance of the properties has been donated by several organizations in the neighborhoods.

You may vote for the Art Heals Violence initiative up to 10 times per day by visiting https://www.neighborhoodassist.com/entry/2040059.

“Art has the ability to unify and heal people in a very impactful way. Our hope is to support these residents in an effort to improve these spaces so that they will build equity and community in their neighborhoods. Our goal is to empower the community in which we live.” Sandy Brooks, Executive Director of St. Louis Arts Chamber of Commerce

 

State Farm Neighborhood Assist is a crowd-sourced philanthropic initiative that empowers communities to identify issues in their neighborhoods The State Farm Review Committee selected the top 200 finalists from 2,000 submissions.



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