Inspired by a worldwide community-level phenomenon, in 2013 a resident applied for the Good Neighbour Grant in order to create “Little Boxes”. Many different styles of these community boxes have appeared throughout Canada. They often serve as community hubs and encourage neighbours to get to know each other. Thanks to the grant, Heritage is now home to three “Little Community Boxes”.
The “Little Trading Post” encourages residents to drop off any item that may be of use to their neighbours (i.e., household goods, clothes, or sports equipment). Rather than throwing away your unused items, consider donating them to a community member in need! It’s a great way to reduce waste and to help support your neighbours.
The “Art Exchange”, is a great space to find unique pieces of art to spruce up your home or office. We also highly encourage our local artists to put some of their creations in the box. You never know who it may find.
And finally, the “Little Heritage Library” is our very own book exchange. Rather than let your previously read books sit on the shelf to collect dust, consider leaving it in the library so someone else can enjoy it. Books of all genres are welcome!
So make sure to stop by one (or all) of the “little boxes” to see what goodies are inside. Make sure to send us a picture if you find something amazing!
This “Little Community Box” project was made possible through the HCA Good Neighbour Grant. Recipients can be awarded uo to $500 to help make their community projects a reality. These projects must enhance the neighbourhood and help community members to connect.