186th Week Update – Miles Neighborhood Food Collection Projectby Peter Norback on Jul. 30, 2012, under Life
“Good start for one week”
One week and one day after we met with Mayor Rothschild about starting his own personal community service program One Can A Meeting, he sent me an email that read in part, “I delivered boxes this week to … Providence … TEP … Lewis and Roca … PICOR and … ATC. They all agreed to participate.” That was on Friday, July 20th. (See below to learn more about these companies.)
On Wednesday, the 25th, I called all of the participants and they already had program coordinators in place. In a week I will meet with them individually and go over all of the facets of the program. Actually, it not too dissimilar to what we do. You know, you put out a can and I pick it up each week.
For the Mayor’s participants, all they do is put a tag in their executive emails that says something like, “We are participating in Mayor Jonathan Rothschild’s One Can A Meeting personal community service program. We would like to encourage everyone who meets with us in our offices to bring and donate one can of food to the Community Food Bank. Thank you.”
For their staff members, they simply announce the CEO’s participation in the Mayor’s personal community service program in newsletters and posted flyers. The message is that the Community Food Bank box is located in the executive offices and a One Can A Week donation would be greatly appreciated.
The staff will like—and definitely enjoy—the fact that they can now easily get involved in a community service project on a consistent basis and that their participation will be noticed by the management team.
Then it’s up to me to pick up the food every week at these companies to keep the energy going. I can do that!
Mayor Rothschild closed his email with: “Good start for week one, I would say.”
If you asked me, I would say “Incredible start.”
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First major participants in Mayor Rothschild’s One Can A Meeting personal community service program for the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona.
“Arizona Theatre Company (ATC) is the preeminent professional theatre in the state of Arizona.”
“Lewis and Roca serves businesses in some of the fastest-growing communities in the Southwest” … with “offices, located in Phoenix, Tucson, Albuquerque, Las Vegas, Reno and Silicon Valley.”
“PICOR is Tucson’s leading independently owned, full-service commercial real estate company.”
“Providence specializes in providing direct services and case management to children, adolescents and young adults with behavioral health needs and those supervised by government subsidized programs.”
“TEP is the second-largest investor-owned utility in Arizona and the largest corporation headquartered in Southern Arizona.”
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A real neighborly new neighbor
We all have been wondering who will buy the old Red Cross Building on Cherry Street. Well, we don’t have to do that any more. He is Jarrett Reidhead of Tucson Integrity Realty LLC. He manages two other properties in the Miles Neighborhood as well.
Jarrett contacted Andrew and me to say he is totally approachable and would love to hear your concerns and comments about the property with respect to weeds and graffiti. Or anything else you might have in mind.
Please send me an email and I will be happy to forward it to Jarrett or visit his website Tucson Integrity Realty LLC. And come September 19th, Jarrett would like to meet all of the Miles neighbors in our first Miles Neighborhood meeting of the season.
Maybe the economy is getting better.
Lorraine Aguilar stepped out of her front door as I approached. “I’ve been waiting for you. Tell me about the dog attack.”
I told her the White Pit Bull and the Brown Boxer are in the pound and the guy who lives in the Arroyo Chico Apartments was bitten on his arm and leg and is recovering along with his pup. It doesn’t look good for the dogs because they need to be fixed, licensed and trained. And they have been involved in other attacks.
Lorraine also wanted to know what to do with old magazines she collects. I said I’d look into that. Lastly, she was glad to hear someone is buying the Red Cross Building.
I’m a big fan of the Internet, but for folks like Lorraine, it’s always a pleasure to give them the neighborhood news standing on their front porch every Sunday morning.
We collected a total of 168 lbs. of food. The money we donated amounted to $26.00, a $25.00 check and $1.00 in cash.
See you Sunday.