project leader
Cole W
location
2781 Euclid Heights Blvd
(Coventry Village)
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the project

The Coventry Living Room Project is a community-led place-making effort. In 2023, we created a public, outdoor gathering space in Pekar Park, a plaza at the corner of Euclid Heights Blvd and Coventry Road. The Living Room was built to strengthen the sense of community and support small businesses in the Coventry Village neighborhood of Cleveland Heights.

This year, we are bringing the Living Room back and expanding it based on what we've heard from the community!

We are fundraising to add elements geared toward children, like a kid-sized picnic table and interactive chalkboards, and to support programming in the space - think events, like a musical performance. These elements will add onto what we already have: a stage, beautifully painted furniture, a canopy to provide shade, and planters. Work with us as we build a gathering space that is uniquely Coventry!

the steps

Our current timeline is below:

  • January - February: Collecting Feedback on How to Improve
  • February - March: Fundraising and Project Design
  • March - April: Permitting and Purchasing Materials
  • May: Build the Gathering Space
  • May - October: Enjoy the Space (Plus Programming and Maintenance of Space)
  • October: Taking Down Space for Winter

why we're doing it

We believe that neighborhoods are stronger when the people in them see, bump into, and get to know one another. But we also recognize that the heart of our neighborhood - its commercial district - lacks the type of public spaces needed to make that happen. Fundamentally, this project is about building trust, making connections, and strengthening community.

budget

We aim to raise $2,500 to add new furniture and interactive elements geared toward kids and to support programming (e.g., musical performances, and poetry readings) in partnership with community organizations. The funds will also cover the cost of repairs, upgrades, and cleaning for existing furniture. The approximate breakdown is:

    Play element for kids - $900
    Collaborative programming - $500
    Kid-sized table artist fee/supplies - $400
    Repairs and installation of canopy pieces - $300
    Plants and soil for planters - $350
    Set-up and cleaning materials - $50

 

PROJECT FUNDING NEEDED    $2,500.00
ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee 8%    $222.22
ioby Donation Processing Fee 4%    $55.56
TOTAL TO RAISE    $2,777.78
Donation processing fees apply to donations only. 100% of match funding goes to projects. Please note, fees are estimated here and final numbers may change based on the final amount raised and amount of match funding applied to this campaign.    

 

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photos

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donors

  • Jill Klinehamer
  • Mike M.
  • Mac's Backs-Books on Coventry
  • CINDIE C.
  • Martha and Patrick McGraw
  • Gail L.
  • Julie W.
  • Anonymous
  • Rachel D.
  • Robert N Brown
  • Cole W.