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Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, City of Indianapolis to host Great Indy Cleanup kickoff event with more than 400 volunteers this Saturday

INDIANAPOLIS – (April 26, 2013) Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc. (KIB) will be working on the Westside of Indianapolis this Saturday with over 400 volunteers on more than 25 neighborhood beautification and community improvement projects. A citywide effort to beautify and strengthen our communities, the Great Indy Cleanup is a partnership between KIB and the City of Indianapolis. A kickoff event is planned for this Saturday at the Hawthorne Community Center, 2440 W Ohio St. More than 400 volunteers will be in attendance to take part in the one day cleanup, with activities ranging from: mural paintings, tree plantings, litter cleanups and park spruce ups.

  • WHO: Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc. and Mayor Ballard
  • WHAT: Great Indy Cleanup Kickoff Event
  • WHERE: Hawthorne Community Center, 2440 W Ohio St. (Corner of Ohio and Mount)
  • WHEN: Saturday, April 27, 2013, 8:00 A.M. TO 9:30 P.M.

More than 400 volunteers will meet for breakfast and opening remarks from Mayor Greg Ballard at the Hawthrone Community Center. Volunteers will meet at 8 A.M for registration and program, and then branch out to clean up the neighborhood. Mayor Ballard will greet and address volunteers from 8:50AM to 9:10AM.

The Great Indy Cleanup is made possible by generous donations from the City of Indianapolis, Covanta Energy, Dow AgroSciences, Department of Public Works, Kroger, Nestle Waters, Reconnecting to Our Waterways, and South Side Landfill. The Great Indy Cleanup continues into October with organized cleanups scheduled throughout the year. For more details, please visit

About Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc. (KIB)
Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc. is a private, nonprofit organization with a mission to engage diverse communities to create vibrant public places, helping people and nature thrive. In 2012, KIB worked with more than 30,000 volunteers on over 600 community projects. To learn more, visit, or follow us on Twitter @kibiorg and like us on Facebook @kibiorg.