Collective Garden





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Project Description

Country: USA

Location: Chicago

Total Budget: $855

Areas of Focus: Peacebuilding and conflict prevention, Community economic development

Activity Type: Community Development: Volunteer Services

Summary: Creating and cultivating a green space/ garden space to benefit residents of Collective Chicago's transitional housing program.

Collective Chicago is an organization that actively disrupts cycles of poverty by providing income-sensitive transitional housing, building financial literacy, vocational opportunities, healthy community life, holistic development to empower self-sufficiency for individuals experiencing hardship or are previously un-housed. Regardless of any income, Collective Chicago provides for residents' housing and grocery for the entirety of their stay. For this project between 10-20 Rotarians will provide volunteer support on several days to assist with building, cultivating and creating an outdoor vegetable garden and green space for the residents of Collective to grow vegetables, and host community events in. Rotarians will assist with buying materials, planning, organizing, building and creating a green space and garden area outside of the Collective Chicago transitional housing. The individuals living there will benefit by actively engaging in the project as well as benefiting from use of the green space, as well as maintaining and eating food from the garden. This project will take place in summer and fall of 2023. The green space and garden area will be sustainable and enjoyed for many years to come.

Project Contact Person

District: 6450

Rotary Club of: Chicago Lakeview

Primary Contact: Alice McCutcheon

Email: alicemccutcheon103@gmail.com

Project Status

This project is "Paid". This means that the funds from the district have been issued. This project is now being ready for implementation. When this is done, a report needs to be uploaded on the project page and the "Reported" button needs to be clicked, then the status of the project will be changed to "Reported".

Project listed for the 2023-24 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

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History Log Entries


by Alice McCutcheon

System Entry: Creation of project page.


by Alice McCutcheon

System Entry: Project is now "Fully Pledged".


by Alice McCutcheon

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.


by Alice McCutcheon

System Entry: Project signed by Alice McCutcheon.


by Marshall Schmitt

System Entry: Project approved by the District Approval Committee.


by Linda Yates

System Entry: Check for DDF payment issued by Foundation Treasurer.

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