Thousands of volunteers will join together on Saturday, April 14 for the Brightside & Passport Health Plan Spring Community-Wide Cleanup to pick up litter and beautify sites across Louisville.
Youth organizations, neighborhood associations, businesses, elementary school classrooms, faith groups, families and more will be participating in the event, which serves as the kick off to Mayor Fischer’s Give A Day Week of Service, April 14-22. Last year, 17,500 volunteers participated in the Spring Cleanup. This year, a goal has been set of 20,000 volunteers cleaning every corner of our city.
“Banding together to clean our streets is a terrific example of an active and compassionate community,” Mayor Greg Fischer said. “We can all improve our quality of life and health of our neighborhood with a simple investment of time to pick up trash. Let’s all use the arrival of warmer weather to get outside, work with our neighbors and clean up our streets.”
To participate, volunteers choose cleanup sites and coordinate with Brightside to receive gloves, bags, and for the first 5,000 volunteers, t-shirts. Trash pick-up is coordinated with Louisville Metro Solid Waste Management Services. The cleanup is sponsored by Passport Health Plan. Additional sponsors include Heaven Hill, Kentucky Derby Festival Foundation and Kentucky Pride Fund.
“We are proud to continue as the title sponsor of the Brightside & Passport Health Plan Spring Community-Wide Cleanup,” said Mark B. Carter, CEO of Passport Health Plan. “We know that a healthy community includes a clean and vibrant environment where people can thrive. We’re pleased to partner with Brightside and the many volunteers across various neighborhoods to improve the overall health and quality of life of all our residents.”
Neighborhoods can hold their own cleanups at any point throughout the year, and Brightside encourages neighborhood associations, block watches, businesses and faith groups to play an active role in keeping their neighborhoods litter-free.
Registration for the April 14 Brightside & Passport Health Plan Community-Wide Cleanup is open. Visit the Brightside website at www.brightsideinc.org
to complete the registration form or call (502) 574-2613 to register your team. Groups of any age, size or neighborhood are encouraged to participate.