April 9th, Kendall Whittier Community Day was a great way for the community to get involved. Sydney Alison, Community Engagement Coordinator with Kendall Whittier Main Street explained, “We started planning KW Community Day at the end of January of this year.” Alison said they had several organizations in the area reach out to them for volunteer opportunities.
Because of all the interest, Kendall Whittier Main Street (KWMS) decided to create a brand-new initiative. Alison explains that their first event was in June of 2021. “We hosted monthly neighborhood cleanups last year where we cleaned up public sidewalks and flower beds,” Alison said. She went on to explain that Kendall Whittier Community Day was different from other events because they sent volunteers to a specific neighborhood.
“KW Community Day is a partnership with Tulsa Changemakers and Service Day at The University of Tulsa (TU), so we are all working together to recruit volunteers for each Community Day project. KWMS has many volunteer opportunities throughout the year!” Alison said.
Alison went on to describe that most projects would be outdoors so there was plenty of room to safely social distance. She stated that the safety protocols were up to the discretion of the business owners or leaders in the community.
Alison added that Tulsa Changemakers and TU Service Day are involved in the event. No admission fee was required for the Kendall Whittier Community Day. People can find out more about how to get involved in volunteer efforsts by visiting https://visitkendallwhittier.com/volunteer/. Visit the website https://vistkendallwhittier.com/kwcommunityday/ for more details on the event.