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"...to reduce crime and clean up neighborhoods...encourage local residents to become more involved."
"The capacity of neighbors to work together to strengthen their community
is key to building a livable, low-crime community."
"A healthy, livable community needs a vibrant, healthy economy."
-Several university urban crime studies-
The Broken Window Theory
|The Celebrate! Spanaway Committee, Inc. is an IRS Title 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit, charitable organization incorporated in 1999. Representatives from citizen, business, church, charitable, school, government, and community service organizations serve on the board of directors and committee-at-large. In-kind gifts and financial support from local businesses, civic groups, and individuals support Celebrate!Spanaway service projects.|
Celebrate!Spanaway is an all-volunteer organization with no paid staff,
so 100% of contributions support community improvement programs.
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All meetings are open to the public. Meetings dates and times to be announced.
|A History of Service|
In 1999 Celebrate! Spanaway volunteers cleaned streets, cleared vacant lots, and repaired and painted deteriorating buildings in Spanaway's historic district.
|Murals stopped teen-age tagging.|
The clean-up effect rippled outward for blocks as homeowners and landlords
were encouraged to "take a look at your property the way others see it."
Celebrate!Spanaway cleanup volunteers held a Safe Streets "neighborhood night out" to rebuild a sense of community and civic pride and combat a growing crime problem. This successful event grew into an old-fashioned fair and vintage vehicle show with artisans coming from as far as Florida and visitors from all over the U.S.
Crime and vandalism dropped precipitously, proving the "broken window" theory
upon which Celebrate!Spanaway was founded.
Celebrate!Spanaway continues to
General Information: Jean Sensel, Trustee, 253-531-8520
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