Friday, March 4, 2011

Turning Trash into Cash: A Community Beautification Project

March 30 at 3:00 EST
Presenter: Eve Shafi

Cost: $25 (free for HandsOn affiliates and members - Contact for discount code)

Click here for full details and to register.

Ever wondered how to lead a neighborhood clean up? Come hear from HandsOn expert Eve Shafi, Director of Projects and Partnerships with HandsOn Frederick County, to learn how to mobilize and lead a county wide beautification day that also raises money for local nonprofits. Similar to a walk-a-thon, The Big Sweep participants collect donations and sponsorships for picking up trash on roads, waterways and parks throughout the County. In 2010, over 1,000 volunteers and 60 service leaders picked up over 13 tons of trash and recyclables and 344 tires and raised over $47,000 for nonprofits, school clubs, churches etc.

This is awesome!