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The downside to a friendly, busy place

KIB is a welcoming place. Annually hundreds of Adopt-A-Blockers stop by to pick up the Adopt-A-Block toolkit (a broom, a shovel, trash bags, gloves, a litter grabber, a dust pan and a bucket). Hundreds of clean-up captains also stop by to pick up their weekend cleanup supplies (trash bags and gloves).

We also host an annual Volunteer Cookout. And lately we have been hosting a least one additional event a year. This year it was Trick-or-Trees. Last year, it was Draught for Drought.

KIB is a busy place. In addition to coordinating hundreds of Adopt-A-Blockers and Neighborhood Cleanups, this year we will also plant 4,000 trees and 60,000 plants, as well as coordinate working with 40,000 volunteers.

The occasional downside to all of this friendly activity is spoiled food in the fridge and dirty dishes in the sink—a small price to pay…