You can show off your Norwood pride, contribute to the work we’re doing, AND support a local business by buying a Norwood Together t-shirt from OTO Supply Co. We’re proud to partner with OTO, which also created the super-soft Wasson Way t-shirts for last year’s fundraiser. OTO and Norwood Together share the proceeds from the sales of this shirt.
You can donate to help create a new resident-designed, funded and created pocket park at the corner of Floral and Hudson avenues.
Jon Moore is spearheading this neighborhood plan, which has city approval. Already, residents have pledged $1,300, but another $1,300 is needed for pavers, dirt, a trash can and a bench. You can donate through Norwood Together — just follow that link and be sure to make a note that your donation is for the Floral-Hudson Pocket Park.
Your steps can earn parks improvements for Norwood.
The 2020 Million Step Neighborhood Challenge begins June 15! Over five months, Norwood will compete with neighborhoods across Cincinnati to see where residents can log the most steps. The winning neighborhood earns a donation for its parks. We won last year’s challenge, and Norwood Together is working with Go Vibrant and the City of Norwood, with help from the Norwood Police Department and Norwood Historical Society, to create a Healthy History Trail in the city.
Go Vibrant has developed an app for logging steps. Download it here, and follow Norwood Together and Go Vibrant on Facebook to make sure you have the most up-to-date information to make your steps count!
Big congratulations to Sadie, whose “Stronger Together” illustration won our Chalk Art Contest! Not only was Sadie’s artwork beautiful, her message is a reminder that our community is at its best when we work together.
Visit the Norwood Together Facebook page to see a gallery of all the entries.
Norwood Together is coordinating a diaper drive to benefit Baby Bear, which provides resources to Norwood families.
As unemployment surges, families are struggling to find money for diapers and other necessities. If you’d like to help, email firstname.lastname@example.org. And follow Baby Bear’s Facebook page for details on its next supplies event.
So far, we’ve collected nearly 4,000 diapers for families in need! Thank you for your generosity.
You might have heard Gov. Mike Dewine or Dr. Amy Acton recommend wearing a mask when you’re in public to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Norwood Together is working with the Health Department, Norwood Makers Collective, and several community seamstresses to provide cloth face masks for those in need.
Masks are limited to two per person, and you must be a Norwood resident. Call the Health Department, 513-458-4600, to arrange for no-contact pick-up.
And if you’d like to help in this effort, please make a donation. Fifty dollars covers the costs to make 10 masks.
The ongoing situation with Covid-19 has canceled community gatherings. But we still can be together apart!
Starting Friday, March 27, Norwood Together invites you to take part in a weekly Community Porch Party every Friday at 5 p.m. We can’t gather together, but we can all gather separately, wave across streets and see some smiling faces. It’s a way to be neighborly and still maintain the recommended six feet of social distance. Feel free to start this week, if you want, (we know some people on Cameron and Hopkins avenues plan to!) and share your pictures on Facebook.
We also encourage you to clean up your own yards and neighborhoods while we’re waiting for the all-clear to reschedule the Norwood Clean-Up Week.
The Health Department still has yard waste bags available for free. Just knock on the door of the Health Department during regular hours, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. When you’re out for a walk, bring along a trash bag and pick up any litter you see.
And let us share all the good work you’re doing! Snap a picture of your litter walk or cleaned up yard and post it on the Norwood Together Facebook page!
Because of the ongoing response to COVID-19, we are postponing Norwood Clean-Up Week, originally scheduled for April 18-25. We are following the lead of city and state officials, as well as one of our main sponsors for the event, Keep Cincinnati Beautiful, which has canceled events through May.
We also have postponed the Progressive Dinner.
We do not have new dates set for the Progressive Dinner or Norwood Clean-Up Week, but will let you know as soon as we do.
In the meantime, we encourage you to clean up your own yards and neighborhoods. The Health Department still has yard waste bags available for free. Just knock on the door of the Health Department during regular hours, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
When you’re out for a walk, bring along a trash bag and pick up any litter you see. And let us share all the good work you’re doing! Snap a picture of your litter walk or cleaned up yard and post it on the Norwood Together Facebook page!
Norwood Together is organizing the second annual Norwood Clean-Up Week, April 18 through 25.
Hundreds of volunteers collected dozens of bags of trash from Montgomery Road and our city’s parks during last year’s Clean-Up Week. Together, we planted flowers and improved the parks thanks to donations from the Gem of The Highlands 5K and the American Legion.
This year, Norwood Clean-Up week will kick off April 18 with a volunteer litter patrol along Montgomery Road. Volunteers will meet at 9 a.m. at City Hall.
The week will end with a clean-up of the city’s parks on April 25. Efforts will again be supported by Keep Cincinnati Beautiful.
During the week, we’ll encourage each other to tidy up our own yards, sidewalks and neighborhoods, and we’ll gather for a Wasson Way Wednesday clean-up.