VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: Help with Uptown Neighborhood clean-up tomorrow (April 22)

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KENOSHA ⏤ Tomorrow, volunteers once again have the opportunity to help their neighbors and their community with neighborhood clean-up efforts in Uptown.

Thursday’s event will be held from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

It marks the second time that Uptown Kenosha Inc., Kenosha Community Health Center, My Sister’s House, Building Our Future and The Green Team Junk Removal have partnered for such an effort. 

The group previously came together to clean up the Uptown Neighborhood on April 3. At that time, many volunteers were happy to come out and help. 

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Thursday’s clean-up is also part of a monthly effort in Uptown, according to UKI. 

The group will meet at Dream Catcher’s Child Care Center at 6410 25th Ave. in Kenosha tomorrow, April 22. There, leaders will give out assignments of blocks to be cleaned. 

UKI and Green Team Junk Removal are donating bags and gloves for volunteers.  All bags will be left on the corner of each street for Green Team to collect after the clean-up.  

Slush Lounge, an Uptown Kenosha Inc. business, is also donating pizza to the volunteers. 

Likewise, Kenosha Community Health Center will be giving away care bags to the first 50 volunteers. 

“This is great for KUSD youth to gain community service hours as well. This is a collective effort from our community to our community.”

Uptown Kenosha Inc.

 If you wish to help, please contact UKI President Krista Maurer at 262-551-1885.

Future volunteer clean-up dates:

Planned future clean-up dates volunteers can also put on their calendars are:

  • May 22, 9 a.m. to noon;
  • June 19, 9 a.m. to noon;
  • And July 24, 9 a.m. to noon.

For more information, visit UKI’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/uptownkenosha.

What the community is saying about the Uptown clean-up efforts

“It’s so powerful to see the community coming together for this initiative. The neighborhood looks so much better once the Green Team Task force is helping.”

Jasiya Gaines, eighth-grader at KTEC, Uptown resident

“It’s about bringing our community together to serve. That’s what Uptown is, and that is what we will be!”

Gigi Batassa, lifetime Uptown/Lincoln community resident

“You’re doing great work in Uptown; keep up the great work”.

Josh Ferguson, owner of PlaySpace, Uptown Kenosha

“I feel this movement is sustainable and worthy of long-term investment for the future of our city as a whole, in Uptown.”

Genevieve Gerou, KTEC PTA president

“I’m happy to be a part of UKI because of efforts like these for our community. They really have the best interest for our businesses and community in Uptown.” 

Mary McKnight, owner of CosMair Salons, Uptown Kenosha

“It’s time to clean our city. It begins with individual action for collective communities to encourage and support our young children to be a part of their community and their environment.  If we teach them to become a helper of hearts, springs of wisdom will flow through our hearts.”

Sherena Dalton, administrator of Dream Catcher’s Child Care Center, Uptown Kenosha

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