FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Aug. 21, 2018
Some potential homebuyers are getting a new ‘picture’ of what could be, thanks to a partnership between the Land Bank of Kansas City, the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) of Greater Kansas City and Kansas City-based Hallmark Cards. Artwork produced by a dozen Hallmark employees goes on display Thursday, Aug. 23, at 10:30 a.m. on a Land Bank home at 4916 East Linwood Blvd.
The Hallmark artists painted boards, used for door and window coverings, for five Land Bank homes.
“We really appreciate Hallmark working with us to bring color to these neighborhoods and promote rehabbing more Land Bank properties,” said Chad Erpelding, Land Bank program specialist.
Erpelding said the panels will be hung on the front of the homes, so they can be seen from the street and sidewalk. He plans to take neighborhood leaders, LISC and the Hallmark artists on a tour of the Land Bank homes to “see their work in action.
This project is part of Hallmark’s ‘My Five Days’ initiative. Employees are given five days a year to volunteer for community-improvement projects. Conversations are already underway between the Land Bank, LISC and Hallmark for part two in late fall or early 2019.
For more information, contact Neighborhoods and Housing Services Department Communications/Community Liaison John Baccala at (816) 513-3202 or John.Baccala@kcmo.org.