Sanford Block Party

The Sanford Block Party is an annual event that targets a Sanford neighborhood for a day of beautification that includes light carpentry, painting, and landscaping.

The event brings together elected officials, municipal staff, churches, youth organizations, the community, and neighbors for a day of fellowship that helps the greater good.

The purpose of the Sanford Block Party is to help maintain Sanford's housing stock, beautify its corridors, and enable homeowners to stay in their homes as long as possible.

2022 Details

This year, the Sanford Block Party will be held on April 23. This is also the event's 10th anniversary. Organizers hope to make it extra special by having guest speakers to start the day and by offering more entertainment during lunch.

Location: N. First Street, N. Second Street, N. Third Street, and N. Fourth Street as well as Midland Avenue and North Avenue.

Hosts: East Sanford Baptist Church and Jonesboro United Methodist Church.

Schedule for the Day

 8:00 AM  Registration and Free Breakfast
 8:45 AM  Welcome and Speakers
 9:00 AM  Work Begins
 12:00 PM  Free Lunch and Entertainment
 3:00 PM  Work Ends

Volunteer Needs

Anyone is welcome to come volunteer, whether as an individual or with a group. To volunteer, sign up here.

Work assignments will include light carpentry, painting, mowing, raking, and other general landscaping. 

We ask that volunteers bring their own tools if they can, including rakes, shovels, painting tools, lawn mowers, weed eaters, gloves, etc.

Donations Needed

This project requires repair and landscaping tools and materials, as well as food, beverages, and entertainment for those who volunteer. Donations are encouraged and appreciated!

To donate, contact Karen Kennedy at 919-718-4657 ext. 5391 or

Past Locations

Previous clean-ups were on Charlotte Avenue, McIver Street, Maple Avenue, Hawkins Avenue, N. Steele Street, Woodland Avenue, McIntosh Street, the W.B. Wicker School area, and the Temple Ballpark area.