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The streetscape project is nearly complete and we are celebrating the spirit of community by giving back! Join us for a series of activities over several weeks to see the new improvements, create connections safely with neighbors, and give back to the community by helping people in need. Activities include:

Sept 12

Blood Drive - Another successful blood drive! Many thanks to all the donors.

Community Art Project - Stop by the new sculpture on S. Washington St to see the results! >>

Sept 12 - 25

School supply drive to benefit Kurls 4 Girls and Kutz 4 Boyz -- drop off items at T'Adore Hair Studio (219 E. Marion St), Morgan Chandler Bartique, Cleveland County Arts Council, Toscanos Bistro, Peace Avenue, or Academy of Performing Arts. There will also be a box for donations at the Saturday, Sept 19 Foothills Farmers Market. Items needed include: 

  • Binders
  • Folders
  • Notebooks
  • Calculators
  • Pencil cases
  • Art supplies
  • School bags
  • Pencils & pens
  • Gift cards are also welcome

Clothing & shoes drive to help people experiencing homelessness -- drop off at Encore Cuts & Styles. Organized by Alexsis Vinson. Items needed include: 

  • Clothing (especially women’s)
  • Gently used shoes (men’s & womens)
  • Monetary donations can be made via CashApp to $Alexsisjade2

Sept 22 - Oct 25

Storybook stroll featuring Shelby the centipede who learns about the importance of helping others. Walk around Uptown to read all the pages to the book! Details coming soon. 

Date TBA

Friendship craft - sign up to participate in a guided craft that will be included in friendship boxes sent to isolated individuals in our community. Facilitated by the Compeer program of the Mental Health Association of Cleveland County. Pre-registration will be required. Details TBA.

Oct 10

Second Saturday Sidewalk Sale - enjoy a sidewalk sale throughout Uptown Shelby! Participating businesses will be announced after October 1.