Winter 2013 Newsletter

The Winter 2013 is out!

View it under the About Us tab by selecting Newsletter.

We will be printing and distributing the newsletter to the neighborhood in the upcoming weeks.

Volunteers Needed to help neighbors with Tax Preparation

The GPNA Lodge will be a tax preparation site this year, and we need volunteers to help local residents prepare their taxes. Please view the details on the Volunteer Opportunities page underneath the "Get Involved" menu tab.

If you have questions, please give us a call.

GPNA Endorses Yes! GR Parks Campaign

The GPNA Board has voted to endorse the Yes! GR Parks Campaign on the November 5 ballot. We encourage all Garfield Park residents to support the campaign with their vote. Keep an eye out for our upcoming newsletter for an article on what the millage would mean for our neighborhood.  If you are interested in volunteering for the get-out-the-vote effort, visit their website at


2013 Arts and Crafts PSA

Check out the PSAs we filmed with GRTV:



2013 Dumpster Day

Our 2013 Dumpster Day will be held on July 13 in the Kingdom Square parking lot (600 Burton St. SE) from 8 am to 12 pm. The event is open to all residents of Garfield Park neighborhood.

Tree planting with Friends of GR Parks

On May 20 from 6-8 pm GPNA will be planting trees in Garfield Park Nature Center. The Friends of GR Parks have generously donated the trees to replace ones cut down due to Consumer's Energy line work.

Email if you wish to volunteer.

Fifth Third Harp Refinancing - Do you owe more on your home than it's worth?

A new option for people who owe more than the value of their home. If the value of your home has dropped you might still have an option to refinance through the government’s Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP). And it just got better. Because now, Fifth Third has implemented the new guidelines that increase loan-to-value ratios. Translation: you might be able to refinance, even if you owe more than your home is worth

To be eligible for HARP:

Vote for GPNA $45,000 Renovation Project

Erhardt Construction is giving away 5 prizes for renovation prizes, Grand Prize is $45,000. GPNA is one of the contestants. We are in desperate need of renovating the Lodge (our offices). The top 5 contestant with the most votes will move to the second round of voting. First round of voting is from June 18 - July 16 We need all of your votes each and every day! If you respond to this email and ask for a daily reminder , I will send you a reminder email each day with the voting link to make everything very easy for you.

Installers needed to install free CO & smoke detectors

Healthy Homes and the Garfield Park Neighborhood Association are entering into a collaborative partnership to improve the safety of homes within our area. We need volunteers to make this collaboration work. If you are willing to be a Volunteer Installer of free smoke detectors and free carbon monoxide alarms get involved!

Volunteer Installers go into families’ homes and install smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms. These volunteers share important fire and carbon monoxide safety information with residents as well.

Required skills: