Door knocking campaign in Grier Heights – two opportunities to make a difference

In Affordable Housing, America, Charlotte, Home, Local Level Advocacy, Social Justice by Judy Schindler1 Comment

Stan Greenspon Center’s Affordable Housing Team has been asked to help out in Grier Heights! Join us on one of two occasions to connect with our neighbors and then to connect socially with one another.

To accommodate the timing of a charette (seeking input on design features of proposed affordable housing for Grier Heights, which will be held by CrossRoads Corporation for Affordable Housing and Community Development, on Saturday, August 10, we have decided to organize door-knocking campaigns to help get the word out about the event to residents of the Grier Heights neighborhood.

The first door-knocking campaign will be Tuesday evening, July 30, at 6:00 p.m.  We will meet in the parking lot of Grier Heights Presbyterian Church, 325 Skyland Ave, Charlotte, NC 28205.  We will finish up by 7:00 p.m.  We encourage everyone to join us afterwards for pizza and beverages at the Pizza Peel and Tap Room in Cotswold, 4422 Colwick Road, Charlotte 28211.

A second door-knocking campaign will be Saturday afternoon, August 3, at 2:00 pm. We will be meet at Naomi Drenan Recreation Center, 751 Beal Street, Charlotte, 28211. We will finish up at 3:30 pm and encourage everyone to join us afterwards for a wings and beverages at Providence Sundries on Providence, 1522 Providence Rd, Charlotte, NC 28207

Volunteers will be provided with Greenspon Center name tags, paired up in two-person teams, and given maps showing what addresses they are responsible for.  We will be knocking on doors and handing out a flyer (of if no one answers, leaving it by the front door).  We will also have a short script suggesting what volunteers can say if someone answers the door.  Because this is a door-knocking campaign to get the word out about a meeting, and not a listening campaign seeking input from residents, the conversations should be brief.

Although we understand that this is relatively short notice, please join us to support our coalition partners and the residents of Grier Heights.

For more information, please contact James Lee,

[Image by Patrick Pierre from Unsplash]


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