Blessing Boxes in Canandaigua

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Blessing Boxes in Canandaigua

Postby Jeff Marinelli » Wed Jun 21, 2017 7:12 am

In Rochester, you'll see Blessing Boxes like these in many neighborhoods. People can take what they need and leave stuff too. Food, toiletries, things like that. One of our daughter's friends set up a service project to stock and maintain one of these in my son Noah's memory. I sent an email to Ellen Polimeni to find out if there are prohibitions preventing folks from doing this like this in the City. Suzanne and I plan to do one. I'll keep everyone posted.

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Re: Blessing Boxes in Canandaigua

Postby Jeff Marinelli » Fri Jun 30, 2017 9:53 am

Prototype construction underway soon.
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Re: Blessing Boxes in Canandaigua

Postby Tired Old Man » Fri Jun 30, 2017 12:02 pm

While I like the idea and its intent, I cant believe this fair city will allow it on their city streets

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Re: Blessing Boxes in Canandaigua

Postby Jeff Marinelli » Fri Jun 30, 2017 3:04 pm

Actually, I just heard from Ellen, who says code enforcement reports that there are no regulations or permits needed to construct and install these in the City.

Ellen wishes to make a contribution as soon as the first one is completed.
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Re: Blessing Boxes in Canandaigua

Postby Jeff Marinelli » Tue Jul 04, 2017 8:35 am

Assembling stuff to make the first one. Construction underway shortly!
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Re: Blessing Boxes in Canandaigua

Postby Jeff Marinelli » Tue Jul 04, 2017 8:14 pm

Already have some donations.
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Re: Blessing Boxes in Canandaigua

Postby ajsuff » Wed Jul 05, 2017 6:23 pm

Jeff not sure if your aware but locally there is a a group called Churches in Action and its composed of 13 different religious sects that do a number of things locally and in the area for people of need.
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Re: Blessing Boxes in Canandaigua

Postby Jeff Marinelli » Wed Jul 05, 2017 10:31 pm

Yes I've heard of them. More donations dropped off at the house tonight.
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Re: Blessing Boxes in Canandaigua

Postby Jeff Marinelli » Mon Jul 10, 2017 4:17 pm

Making progress first one's about half finished.
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Re: Blessing Boxes in Canandaigua

Postby Jeff Marinelli » Tue Jul 11, 2017 4:58 pm

Making progress, door's fitted just need to put the roof on and paint 'er up.
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Re: Blessing Boxes in Canandaigua

Postby Jeff Marinelli » Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:48 am

Hopefully prototype model finished today.
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Re: Blessing Boxes in Canandaigua

Postby Jeff Marinelli » Fri Jul 21, 2017 10:32 am

Getting closer!
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Re: Blessing Boxes in Canandaigua

Postby mscales » Wed Jul 26, 2017 11:02 am

Yay! Can't wait to see it. :e big grin:
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Re: Blessing Boxes in Canandaigua

Postby Jeff Marinelli » Sat Jul 29, 2017 12:40 pm

First box complete have to sand caulk and paint then ready to install.
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Re: Blessing Boxes in Canandaigua

Postby Tired Old Man » Sat Jul 29, 2017 8:10 pm

Jeff Marinelli wrote:First box complete have to sand caulk and paint then ready to install.

Where's it going?

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Re: Blessing Boxes in Canandaigua

Postby Jeff Marinelli » Sat Jul 29, 2017 9:50 pm

Right in front of oir house other to follow elsewhere
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Re: Blessing Boxes in Canandaigua

Postby Jeff Marinelli » Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:14 am

Picked up another donation this morning; people are very interested in this project!
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Re: Blessing Boxes in Canandaigua

Postby Jeff Marinelli » Wed Aug 02, 2017 7:44 pm

Here's the finished box, just have to set post and get it mounted.

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Re: Blessing Boxes in Canandaigua

Postby Tired Old Man » Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:15 pm

Nice work

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Re: Blessing Boxes in Canandaigua

Postby Jeff Marinelli » Thu Aug 03, 2017 9:19 am

Thanks. Gotta start digging the hole today. Have a coupla bullyboys lined up to help mount the thing.
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Re: Blessing Boxes in Canandaigua

Postby Jeff Marinelli » Sat Aug 05, 2017 1:36 pm

Bought a 6X6 post, things a monster. Rather not rent a gas posthole digger, but not sure I know anyone who owns one.
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Re: Blessing Boxes in Canandaigua

Postby Tired Old Man » Sat Aug 05, 2017 8:53 pm

I have the manual digger you can borrow. Be done in 1/2 hour tops.

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Re: Blessing Boxes in Canandaigua

Postby Jeff Marinelli » Sun Aug 06, 2017 9:01 am

I have a manual digger too, still not big enough for post plus cement.
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Re: Blessing Boxes in Canandaigua

Postby Jeff Marinelli » Mon Aug 07, 2017 12:29 pm

Hole's dug, many thanks to yargmike for his help, will plant 'er and cement 'er today!
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Re: Blessing Boxes in Canandaigua

Postby Jeff Marinelli » Mon Aug 07, 2017 5:34 pm

Post is in and set; install box in a coupla days.

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