Waukegan nonprofit seeks volunteers for cleanup event

Submitted by Heart of the City
Posted9/18/2017 1:59 PM
  • Heart of the City's office at 218 N. Genesee St. in downtown Waukegan will be the check-in site for cleanup volunteers on Sept. 30.

    Heart of the City's office at 218 N. Genesee St. in downtown Waukegan will be the check-in site for cleanup volunteers on Sept. 30. Courtesy of Heart of the City

Heart of the City is seeking volunteers and sponsors for its Sept. 30 Downtown Cleanup Day.

Held in partnership with Waukegan Main Street, the event hopes to remove litter along Genesee Street from Grand Avenue to Belvidere Street. Volunteers will sign in at 8:45 a.m. at Heart of the City's office, 218 N. Genesee St. Cleanup will take place from 9 a.m. to noon.

"We are proud to help make Waukegan a better place to live, work, and play," said Brandon Massey, chief operating officer of Heart of the City.

Past cleanup events led by Waukegan Main Street have addressed litter pickup at the Waukegan Municipal Beach, Waukegan's 4th Ward, and the Amstutz Expressway.

"Our office is located right on Genesee Street, across from the theater," Massey said. "This cleanup is important to us. We want our players and their families to be able to take pride in being a part of this community."

Downtown Cleanup Day sponsors will be listed on promotional materials for the event, including T-shirts worn by volunteers. Businesses interested in sponsorship should call Heart of the City's director of development Adrienne Wright at (224) 214-3098 or email Adrienne@Heartofthecitysports.org.

Lunch will be provided for all registered volunteers. Sign up to help with the cleanup at Heartofthecitysports.org/give/special-events.

Heart of the City believes soccer is a powerful pathway to youth development that all young people should have access to so they can be inspired to become competitive on the field, successful in the classroom, and productive in their community.

Young people who participate in HOTC programs grow through moments of success and failure. For more information, visit Heartofthecitysports.org.

Waukegan Main Street was designated as an Illinois Main Street Community in March 2002. With its partners, it helps lead the way toward a more vibrant downtown drawing people and activities back to its core.

For more information, visit Waukeganmainstreet.org.

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