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Our Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative

Announcement: volunteer opportunities for everyone!

Make A Difference Day
Saturday, October 25, 2014

The City of Kettering has participated in this national day of giving for over 20 years. This year is no exception. We have worked hard to ensure volunteer opportunities for everyone—individuals, families, service clubs, faith-based organizations, youth groups, scouting organizations, student groups, etc. This year the city will have two opportunities:

This project is being coordinated with the Kettering-Centerville Kiwanis Club.
Date: Saturday, October 25
Location: Town & Country Shopping Center
Time: 9 AM – Noon
Project: Help assemble trauma dolls to be donated to children at area hospitals
This project is suitable for folks of all ages! It is indoors and does not require standing.
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This year Kettering will be addressing neighborhood revitalization in the Northern portion of the Southern Hills Neighborhood.
Date: Saturday, October 25
Location: Southern Hills Park – 1545 Sacramento Dr.
Time: 9 AM – Noon
Project: Help rake yards, trim bushes and various outdoor maintenance for property owners in need of assistance

To register to help with either project, please complete the Volunteer Registration Form or contact the City of Kettering Volunteer Office at: 296-2531 or 296-2433 or email

Volunteer Registration Form

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The Cities of Service team is happy to announce the 2014 – 2015 neighborhood:Southern Hills (North). This neighborhood is located west of S. Patterson Blvd.and east of the Kettering-Moraine border.



View our Calendar of Events to learn more about what is in store for this neighborhood!

Calendar of Events


ANNOUNCEMENT: Our volunteers made a difference!

DHT; Kettering MADD Cleanup Day 10-26-2013--0179-A-8009Kettering’s annual participation in Make a Difference Day on October 26th, 2013 was a huge success! More than 200 volunteers gave their time and talent to assemble trauma dolls for area hospitals and clean the Indianola neighborhood of yard debris as our Kettering Cares initiative kicks off. We would like to personally thank all of our volunteer groups and individuals who helped make this day a success. You made a difference!

Cities of Service - Kettering Cares logoAbout Kettering Cares

Kettering Cares is our Cities of Service initiative built to use service as a strategy to tackle our most pressing needs – neighborhood revitalization, sustainability, and neighborhood pride. Learn more.

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What is Cities of Service?

Cities of Service is a bipartisan coalition of mayors committed to working together to find new and innovative ways to harness the power of volunteers and address critical city needs. Learn more.

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Our Neighborhoods

Check out what we’ve done so far in our neighborhoods. View our gallery of photos from our past Cities of Service events and our Impact Reports to see what we have accomplished! View more.

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Calendar of Events Check out what Kettering Cares has planned for the Cities of Service year.

Our Community Partners Many individuals and community organizations get together to make this initiative a reality. 

Would you like more information about Kettering Cares and Cities of Service? Feel free to contact the Volunteer Office at 937-296-2434 or email us for more information.