project leader
Cindie C
1700 Crest Rd
(Millikan Neighbors)
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the project

We have been working diligently for the past 2 1/2 years to bring our community together, where everyone is included and made to feel like a partner. Since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, we have seen an increase in daily use of this public space which has given us the opportunity to get to know more and more of our neighbors and include them in our efforts and activities. Obviously many of our plans for this summer had to be sidelined, but that has not stopped us from working together on shared goals for the community. Earlier in the spring, we asked our neighbors what they most wanted to see at the playground and the resounding response was 'a slide'. While it may seem trivial on the surface, it speaks to the influx of new families with younger children, and it helps us connect and involve them.  In addition to providing this tangible piece of equipment, it also helps us build trust and direct connection with the community as they see us responding to their concerns.  Our neighborhood building has helped us enormously in engaging an ever-growing number of neighbors in advocacy work around preserving this green space that is so crucial to our neighborhood. Starting with a group of 6 - 10 neighbors, we have grown to over 100 members actively engaged in these efforts. 

It has also prompted a greater sense of helping during these difficult and trying times. Neighbors have organized food pick-up and delivery, we are working to put together a community-funded effort to provide school supplies to our neighbors as they start a new school year unlike any other, and we are exploring ways to implement a mural project using artwork provided by our local high school students.  Our efforts are clearly working as we see our neighbors acting more like a community and working together.

the steps

Once the funds are obtained the slide (and a tether ball) will be ordered. Shipping time is usually 4 - 5 weeks, and then the installation will probably take anther 2 - 3 weeks.  

why we're doing it

We're doing this to continue our commitment to our small neighborhood that has no other green space or playground for the multitude of young children who live here.  We know that by providing space, we also build a greater sense of belonging for those young families. We want them to know and love this neighborhood and choose it as a place they want to raise their children. 



1) We will be installing two 6'x11' murals which are collages of 12 images submitted by 11 Cleveland Heights University Heights High School Art Students.

2) A little free library

3) A tether ball set

4) A durable storage bench to provide more seating

Slide 2,666

Murals 1,500

Tether ball pole, balls and pump  228

Bench 136

Little Free Library 120

Totals $4,650 (we'll make up the extra 80 cents Emoji)

TOTAL RAISED = $4,720.00 $4,720.00
ioby Platform Fee waived $35.00
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $70.80 $69.75
TOTAL TO DISBURSE= $4,649.20 $4,615.25


There is a one-to-one matching program from Neighborhood Connections. When you make your donation at will automatically show the total with the match! The slide will cost about $2,700 to meet safety standards required by the School District. Any funds left over will be put toward realizing the mural project started this spring.

ioby Platform Fee     waived
"ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) (Donation processing fee does not apply to match funding.)"    $61
TOTAL TO RAISE =    $4,061
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.    



The response to this campaign has been truly amazing. Thank you all so much!

We have also identified a functional way that would allow us to move ahead with adding murals to the site. The process is a little expensive, but with the way this campaign has been going, I know we can do it!

We have twelve great designs that were submitted by Cleveland Heights-University Heights High School Students and we hope to 'install' as many of them as possible. 




This is where photos will go once we build flickr integration


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  • Clarissa
  • Anonymous
  • Harriet Applegate
  • Sara L.
  • Jerry Keller
  • Future Heights Mini Grant Funds
  • Paul B.
  • Oren H.
  • Jane B.
  • Michael W.
  • Megan T.
  • Louisa Oliver
  • Missy Mathews
  • stone
  • Deby A.
  • Ann R.
  • Joshua B.
  • Neighborhood Plant Sale Proceeds