Eric Adler

donated 2018-08-29 15:49:06 -0400

Residential Revival Project

$825.00 raised
GOAL: $2,000.00
In 2017, SPAR worked with a senior resident to complete a small scale exterior renovation that included necessary maintenance and repair due to the age of the home. With $1000 for materials and the help of donations and volunteer work, SPAR was able to do the equivalent of $8000 worth of repairs. Our 2018 Residential Revival project benefited a long-term Springfield disabled veteran and his wife. Thanks to generous donations and volunteer work, SPAR was able to take an initial $1,000 and turn that into the equivalent of $15,000 worth of repairs. Because of the success and continued need in the neighborhood for similar projects, SPAR will continue the program to assist a minimum of one low to moderate income resident each year with the costs of exterior maintenance and restoration of their historic homes. 
Our 2019 Residential Revival Project will be at 223 W 8th Street. Chris and Beth have lived in the home for the last 23 years, and raised their daughters in the home. This unique property on one of Springfield's main roads, features a butterfly style front porch. The focus of this Residential Revival Project will be on preserving this special historic feature of the home. 
Volunteer weekend: Our final volunteer weekend will be June 7 & 8. Sign up to volunteer!
We are working on partnerships with Jacksonville businesses to preserve and revitalize this historic home in the neighborhood. If your business is interested in contributing through donation of materials, trade work, or volunteer hours, please email

Made possible by generous support from Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - Town Center, Local Initiative Support Corp. (LISC), and the City of Jacksonville with their COJ Community Matching grant.

Our partners for the 2019 Residential Revival Project include: 1748 Bakehouse, Carolina LumberColdwell Banker Vanguard Realty - Town Center, Danielle Pierro, Eddis and Sons, European Street Cafe, ImpactJaxLandVilla Outdoor, M & M Estate, Publix, Richard Breitmoser, Sherwin Williams AvondaleSocial Grounds CoffeeSouthern Brothers, Superior Fence and RailUp-Side Management Company, The Walnut InnWaste Watchers

If you would like to contribute financially to the Residential Revival Project, your donation will have a lasting impact on the community. (Any excess funds will go towards future Residential Revival Projects.)


donated 2017-08-02 09:55:47 -0400

Become a SAMBA Member

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Springfield Area Merchants and Business Association (SAMBA) works to:

  • Promote civic pride and awareness of Springfield’s assets, particularly those of the business community, through marketing, fundraising and cultural participation; 
  • Recruits professionals and business owners to open offices and retail establishments in our area to provide a greater range of goods and services and job opportunities;
  • Collaborates with other neighborhood organizations and government agencies on projects designed to enhance the quality of life in our business district and surrounding neighborhoods; and
  • Offers educational and networking opportunities to member businesses.

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  • $50/year - General Member
    Invited to meetings, receive newsletters and updates, able to vote during meetings

  • $100/year - Associate Member
    All General Member benefits, plus: business included in directory, business links on website, inclusion in SAMBA sponsored events

  • $250/year - Executive Member
    All Associate Member benefits, plus: 1 SPAR household membership ($40 value), 2 tickets to the Springfield Tour of Homes ($20 value), PorchFest Friend ($75 value), and the ability to attend Jax Chamber events on behalf of SAMBA. 

Make a donation below at your desired level of SAMBA membership.