G.A.I.N. Kickoff & Fall Festival
Sahuaro Ranch Park 9802 N 59th Ave., Glendale AZ 85302
Saturday, October 27th, 2018 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
G.A.I.N. or Getting Arizona Involved in Neighborhoods is a statewide event that is the result of a joint effort between government and community driven organizations to improve local participation and partnerships among neighborhoods, police, fire and businesses to reduce crime and increase public safety awareness. This annual event is held in October, in conjunction with National Crime Prevention month.
This year, on October 27th, the City of Glendale invites neighborhoods, businesses, civic groups and local officials to join us for the G.A.I.N. Kickoff & Fall Festival event at one central location, designed to show support, create new/positive relationships in the community and motivate leaders to go out and promote cooperative, police/community crime prevention efforts. This free event will have music/DJ, food/drinks, raffles, display & info booths, emergency response vehicles, fun activities for the entire family to include hayrides, pumpkin decorating and more.
Following the G.A.I.N. Kickoff & Fall Festival, we encourage the community to go back to their neighborhoods and host a block party/cookout/neighborhood walk for G.A.I.N. to share and promote safety and awareness of community issues, increase neighborhood communication and send the message to criminals that they are organized and fighting back! This is a time to turn on your porch lights, go out into your neighborhood, and get to know your neighbors.
If your neighborhood is planning their own event for G.A.I.N., please contact your GPD Community Action Team Representative to put you on the schedule for other possible benefits such as a Meet & Greet with Your Beat Police Officers, Community Action Team members, emergency vehicles for kids to see and more.
Who can participate in the neighborhood G.A.I.N. parties?
Most of the neighborhood organized G.A.I.N. parties held are by established Neighborhood Watch groups, but ANYONE can participate - through your own neighborhood, HOA, or community event. Businesses, Apartment/Mobile Home Communities, and residential areas should all take an interest in knowing and protecting their neighborhood.
Who plans the activities?
Neighborhood Watch Captains/Community Leaders, apartment managers, activity directors, youth, anyone! All you need is the desire to communicate with your neighbors and get together! Whether it's a group gathering in the driveway or a cookout in the neighborhood park, the best way to prevent crime is to know your neighbors and your surroundings.
Below are some tools designed to assist you in hosting your own successful block party or event in recognition of G.A.I.N.:
Click here to view our party and event tips
Click here for a list of activity ideas
Click here for a list of block party guidelines (PDF)
For more information, contact a Community Action Team member at 623-930-3380.
See attached Map for Your Community Action Team representative.