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.

Planning Committee

The Sanford Block Party planning committee meets at the beginning of each fall to plan for the upcoming event. Anyone interested in serving on the planning committee should contact Karen Kennedy for more information.

2022 Details

This year, the Sanford Block Party was held on April 23. It was the event's 10th anniversary. Volunteers worked along N. First Street, N. Second Street, N. Third Street, and N. Fourth Street as well as Midland Avenue and North Avenue. East Sanford Baptist Church and Jonesboro United Methodist Church hosted the event.

Typical 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, contact Karen Kennedy.

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, the Temple Ballpark area, and East Sanford.