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Beautification Update 2/2023

Welcome to updates for Beautification, Digital Ecosystem, and Community Gardens for Wellington Heights Cedar Rapids, Iowa #WHCRIA

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Committee winter highlights:

Thank you to the individuals who are filling dozens of city bags with trash throughout the winter. Your kindness help keeps this community clean and happy. We appreciate you!

In partnership with Linn County Master Gardeners, we are conscientiously working together to improve our produce and wildflower gardens. Continuing to meet and implement plans. Develop strategies to connect with neighbors and other gardeners plus urban farmers building relationships. Expand opportunities for the community for food security. Organize fun in combination with gardening and enhance the beauty of Wellington Heights.

With the team approach, begin 2023 at the base of growing a better community together. Build onward from this core.

As the weather improves so will the little library's throughout the community. Reinvigorating our system is a joy for the membership of Wellington Heights Neighbors. From Families who use the libraries together to children stopping by on their way home from school or summer and so many more. One by one we will get them done.

A new technique we will be using is Poor Man's Fiberglass. This will make creating new roofs simple and inexpensive while ensuring the life of the topper lasts up to 15 years until the next paint update. This technique can also be used for other parts of the library if needed.

Little Library in photo repairs and paint by Kim Phillips for Wellington Heights.

Click here for the Little Library Google map. Click the red marker for directions.

Do you or someone you know have children ages up to five? How about getting free books monthly? Our community is sponsored through the Cedar Rapids Library from the Imagination Library gifting books.

Inspired by her father’s inability to read and write Dolly Parton started her Imagination Library in 1995 for the children within her home county. Today, her program spans five countries and gifts over 1 million free books each month to children around the world.

Click online registration here for free books for little ones today.

UPDATE: Amazon discontinued the Smile program 2/20. The donation button was removed.

Do you or your friends and family need extra money? Do you mow lawns, weed, or landscape? Send a message to (319) 308-8808. Include name, number, email, and best time to call. Let's discuss a community directory listing and neighborhood marketing posts to get the word out.

If you need snow or lawn care, please consider hiring locally. Click here for our directory.

Tips for side hustles: Have multiple ways to accept payment available. Popular methods: Cash, PayPal, Apple Pay, Venmo. Older neighbors may use checks.

If you need assistance setting these up, we are here to help. Call (319) 308-8808.

The website is bilingual for Spanish-speaking users. Click the country tab (national flag of nation) to switch back and forth on either mobile or desk and laptop versions. In the future may add more languages depending on the need.

Would you like to donate? Use the scan bar on the home event page or the button in the footer of the website. While in the footer drop an email in the box for updates sent to your email. No SPAM. Occasional update on committees or events like Art in the Park or news like the election.

We hope you consider getting involved once a year, a few times a year, or seasonally. Find ways to engage at any level and ability. We do not need perfect people. Willingness to support building a better community together is the key. Having fun, kindness, and sharing talents are appreciated.

If you have any questions or are interested in helping occasionally and want to keep up with the fun gatherings we host let us know by text or call (319) 308-8808.

Have a wonderful safe month. Thank you. We appreciate your participation.

Kind regards, from all of us who enjoy serving Wellington Heights

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