Rock the Block

What Is Rock the Block?

Imagine hundreds of community members, volunteers, business owners, and organizations coming together to assist low-income residents by increasing neighborhood pride through exterior home repairs, park clean-ups, landscaping, painting, and more!

Beyond the Rock the Block program, residents participating in the program will also be given access to Habitat’s Home Repair program which provides critical home repairs, weatherization, and larger-scale home preservation work.

To see what Rock the Block is all about, watch the video below from our event that took place in New London in September of 2021!

Community Impact

Rock the Block is a collaboration involving residents, municipalities, local businesses, volunteers, other non-profits and more. Everyone comes together to: 

  • Assist low income residents
  • Transform neighborhoods
  • Increase neighborhood pride
  • Improve quality of life

Long-term results from Rock the Block show that impacted neighborhoods are safer and more cohesive, residents have enhanced quality of life, homeownership rates have improved, home equity has increased, and the neighborhood has a higher tax base.

Rock the Block History

Rock the Block show that impacted neighborhoods are safer and more cohesive, residents have enhanced quality of life, homeownership rates have improved, home equity has increased, and the neighborhood has a higher tax base.

14 Neighborhoods

  • Fox Cities: Appleton (2), Menasha (4), Neenah (3), Kaukauna (1), Kimberly (1), Little Chute (1)
  • Regional Communities: Brillion (1) Waupaca (1)

474 Projects

277 Homes Repaired

10 Properties Rehabilitated

19 Homes Built

191 Donors Supported

4,800 Volunteers

19,547 Residents Impacted

Who Makes It Possible

Homeowners pay for their home improvements through zero-interest deferred loans. The loan payments and community investments into Habitat’s Neighborhood Revitalization Investment fund financially support the community projects and related program expenses.

We couldn’t make this program work without our amazing volunteers and sponsors. Our volunteers include general volunteers from the community, groups and community organizations, and especially our amazing Senior Crew – which allows us to complete these projects without all the costs of labor. Rock the Block program sponsors and donors provide funding to support the expenses of building materials and contractors needed within each community, and many of them provide volunteers as well.

How Can You Learn More?

If you’d like to contribute financially as a donor or sponsor to our next Rock the Block event, contact Habitat’s Rock the Block department by email at RocktheBlock@FoxCitiesHabitat.org or call (920) 954-8702. To volunteer for this event, click Volunteer Link to see available shifts.

Stories

See how Rock the Block has positively impacted each neighborhood we’ve touched. 

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