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Jackson, TN

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2022

Project Category: Addressing community health

Description: This project installed two blessing boxes -- standalone refrigerators housed wooden frames -- outside a local church and a substance abuse treatment facility. The refrigerators help combat food insecurity by offering free perishable goods to families in need. The City initially supplied food for the refrigerators, but community donation have since kept them well stocked.

Barnwell, SC

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2023

Project Category: Addressing community health

Description: This project will provide four nutrition education workshops, as well as educational materials focused on healthy eating and chronic illness prevention.

Pocatello, ID

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2021

Project Category: Addressing community health

Description: Many low-income Pocatello residents have limited access to fresh fruit and vegetables. Growling Garden, a community-based organization that addresses food insecurity, worked to address this by providing families with raised garden box kits. Each family received a three-tiered garden box, seed packets, compost and trowels to help them plant a backyard garden. The project helped economically strapped families extend their food budgets and gain access to healthy produce.

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Elkton, MD

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2023

Project Category: Addressing community health

Description: This project will help convert the organization's kitchen and on-site greenhouse into a learning garden-to-table experience to increase the overall health, independence and employability for people age 50 and those with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Wilmington, DE

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2020

Project Category: Public art installations

Description: During the planning stages for a mural at the 4th Rodney Park, Pastor Lottie Lee-Davis -- a community leader and the project's main partner -- was killed in a car crash. The original goal for the mural was to depict positive imagery for neighborhood children to look up to as they played. After Pastor Lottie's death, organizers used the mural to honor the woman who was a beloved leader and advocate for the 4th Street corridor's residents. Local artists Crae Washington and JaQuanne LeRoy Daniels made Lee-Davis the central figure in the mural, surrounding her with bold colors and words representing career aspirations of the area's children and teens. Since the mural's installation other improvements have come to the park, including new greenery and a bike repair station. Cornerstone West has also worked to implement public art and beautification projects at other nearby parks, including Judy Johnson Park, Cool Spring Park and Tilton Park.

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