This weekend, Take Pride in America® joined with Keep America Beautiful for the official kickoff of Chicago’s Great American Cleanup, in partnership with Mayor Daley’s Clean & Green citywide volunteer cleanup. Take Pride in America was there in support of its partnership with Keep America Beautiful, and was pleased to offer its help for such an important public lands cleanup.
The event kicked off in Ping Tom Park Pavilion, and participants included: Mayor Richard Daley, Matthew McKenna, President & CEO Keep America Beautiful, Veronica Lew, Associate Director for USA Freedom Corps, and volunteers from all over Chicago.
“Take Pride in America is pleased to once again join forces with Keep America Beautiful,” said Katie Loovis, Executive Director, Take Pride in America. “It is uplifting to see so many volunteers come together from all parts of the city. Today’s volunteer force is proof that Chicago takes pride in its city, its public land, and most of all America.”
Running from March 1 through May 31, the Great American Cleanup is a program to promote cleaner, greener communities across America. More than 30,0o0 events in 17,000 communities will remove litter and debris from public lands and waterways, promote recycling, and beautify public spaces with trees, plants and flowers.