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Outreach

Fall Clean-Up Nov. 5

October 31, 2011

Off-Campus Life at CSU and the City of Fort Collins Neighborhood Services Office are teaming up again for the annual Adopt-A-Neighbor Fall Clean-Up event. The clean-up will kick off at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 5 throughout the Fort Collins community and run until 1 p.m.

Student volunteers help community

Fall Clean-Up is a great opportunity for students to help neighbors in need. The program is aimed at assisting elderly or disabled neighbors in the Fort Collins area with yard work that they cannot complete themselves or cannot afford to pay someone to do.

This program helps facilitate positive relations between the long term residents in Fort Collins and CSU students, while also helping the neighbors to maintain their properties and stay in compliance with city codes.

Fall Clean-Up was started in 2005 and has been growing ever since. In 2005, there were 24 neighbors helped by just over 50 student volunteers. In 2009, over 550 volunteers helped about 90 Fort Collins community members by cleaning their lawns.

Also in 2009, Leaf Pick-U
p was added to the program. Leaf pick up was begun in response to neighbor requests. Although they were very satisfied with the clean-up, they were then left with numerous bags of leaves and no way to dispose of them.

Now, with the leaf pick-up program, when the volunteers are done with the yard, another team of volunteers goes to the neighbor’s house to pick up the bags of leaves and take them to a composting/recycling center.