INDIANAPOLIS – (April 1, 2014) Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc. (KIB), in partnership with the City of Indianapolis, will kick-off the Great Indy Cleanup on April 5 in neighborhoods near the city’s center and on the Near East Side. Large cleanups are planned all over the city in four different quadrants aimed to achieve litter abatement through neighborhood-driven initiatives.
KIB and the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services, with support from the Department of Public Works and Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Development, are coordinating with neighborhood associations and groups across the city to organize cleanup efforts during the month of April and continuing through October. A large-scale beautification day is planned for April 26 in Fountain Square, with more than 400 volunteers.
There are three ways to participate in the April Great Indy Cleanup:
1. Coordinate a community cleanup: Visit www.greatindycleanup.com to find the date of your community cleanup, and complete the required request form to receive resources for your community cleanup.
2. Volunteer: Join a cleanup already in progress as an individual or a group to help a neighborhood with their cleanup. Visit www.greatindycleanup.com to sign-up.
3. Pledge to fill a bag with litter: Beginning this week, visit your neighborhood Indianapolis Public Library to register for the Every Litter Bit Helps campaign. You will receive a pair of gloves and a trash bag to help clean up the litter in your neighborhood or play a part in the Great Indy Cleanup.
The Great Indy Cleanup is made possible by generous donations from the City of Indianapolis, Bayer Advanced, Covanta Energy, Kroger, Republic Services, and South Side Landfill. For more information on KIB’s efforts to beautify the city, or to learn how you can help, please visit us at www.greatindycleanup.com.
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 2013, KIB worked with more than 30,000 volunteers on over 500 community projects. To learn more, visit www.kibi.org, or follow us on Twitter @kibiorg and like us on Facebook @kibiorg.