Build Our Blocks is...
A project in partnership with Healthier Delray Beach with the goal of connecting neighbors and building on partnerships within our community.
Why Build Our Blocks?
Studies show that a strong social support system is important to a person's health. HDB supports Build Our Blocks as a way for residents to grow their social network and build a healthier community.
How to get started...
Meeting with your neighbors
Sharing your talents
Getting to know your block
Planning a neighborhood event or project
Applying for a HDB neighborhood mini-grants
DINNER AND A PITCH
On January 24th 2019, Healthier Delray Beach presented “Dinner and a Pitch” the second round of resident grant presentations and awards. This year we received 11 diverse and impactful pitches and the community chose six winners. We had 4 Home Run recipients who received $1,000 each and 2 Grand Slam recipients who walked away with $1,500 each. Congratulations to the winners!
Lunch & Launch
In February 2018, the Lunch and Launch event was an opportunity for neighbors in The Set to get together, brainstorm a Build Our Blocks project for their neighborhood, and present their idea to the community. We had 5 awesome pitches from residents and two big winners! Congratulations to Jackson Destine and the Better Delray Music Video and Morris Carstarphen and Movie in the Set!
Meet your Build our blocks ambassadors
Featured Neighbors - Movie in the Set
The first of our Build Our Blocks projects - Movie in the Set - kicked off on March 23rd! More than 50 residents of all ages came out to Merritt Park for a free screening of the movie, "Coco." Caesars catering offered free hamburgers and hot dogs to neighbors who came out to watch the movie on the big screen. Thanks to this resident-led idea and event, City of Delray Beach Parks and Recreation continues to host regular movie nights for the community.