Thousands of volunteers from Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) worked from dawn to dusk on Thursday, Oct. 6, with Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc. (KIB), and 30 partner organizations to revitalize four Indianapolis corridors during the 2011 Lilly Global Day of Service.
From East 10th Street to Riverside Park and Massachusetts Avenue to the White River Trail, 46 simultaneous projects promoted healthy outdoor living by improving community spaces. With the help of thousands of volunteers, and more than 30 partner organizations, neighborhoods on the near eastside and near westside, as well as the Lafayette Square area and Massachusetts Avenue were the focus points of the single-day volunteer event.
46 projects in one day!
- 3,066 trees planted, at 22 different tree planting locations
- 18,450 perennials and shrubs, at 12 different planting locations
- 723 yards of mulch, approximately 70 dump truck loads
- Over 14,000 square feet of murals, over 500 gallons of paint
Lilly’s Global Day of Service in Indianapolis represents powerful community collaboration. It brings together 30 organizations, private companies and government agencies working together to improve our city. Project partners for Healthy Outdoor Living include: 2012 Indianapolis Super Bowl Host Committee, Alzheimer’s Association, American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, American Red Cross, Arts Council of Indianapolis, Big Car, John H. Boner Community Center, Brehob Nursery, Inc., Cardno JFNew, Community Health Network, Department of Public Works, East 10th Street Civic Association, Habitat for Humanity, Indiana Sign & Barricade, INDOT, Indy-east Asset Development, Indy Parks & Recreation, Interfaith Hunger Initiative, Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc., Lafayette Square Area Coalition, Lowe’s Home Improvement, Marian University, Massachusetts Avenue Merchant’s Association, The Mayor’s Office, Riley Area Development Corporation, Sherwin-Williams, Sunbelt Rentals, West Indy Development Corporation and Wright Tree Service.