Blue Hill Cares, originated by Chrissy Allen and Vaughn Leach, organize the annual spring clean-up of the Town. Over the course of a week (but mostly on one Saturday) in the spring, Blue Hill residents young and old take to the streets with garbage bags, boots, gloves, reflective safety gear and other equipment to clean up the trash and other debris alongside our roads.
You have hopefully seen the publicity surrounding this weekend’s “Blue Hill Cares” roadside cleanup this weekend. While a few groups have already started their cleanup and others will do so “off-schedule,” the concerted effort to clean up the last year’s trash will be on Saturday, May 4.
If you’re able to participate, meet at the Blue Hill Consolidated School at 8am for a “quickie” organizational meeting for trash bag distribution, safety briefing and road segment assignments. Here’s a link to the Facebook event page.
Blue Hill Cares (and the cleanup) are sponsored by Blue Hill Community Development, so qualifying contributions for next year’s cleanup may be tax deductible for the donor. If you’re willing to contribute (beyond physically collecting trash), please contact Vaughn Leach to see what’s needed.
The “Blue Hill Cares” annual spring clean-up, organized by Vaughn Leach and Chrissy Allen, has been a tremendous success over the last few years.
While virtually 100% of the effort is entirely volunteer-based, there is a need for some equipment for clean-up and safety. BHCD has agreed to act as fiscal sponsor for this community effort, so that donors of cash or goods for qualifying activities can be eligible for a charitable deduction on their income taxes.
If you are in a position to contribute some safety equipment or want to support the cleanup with a monetary contribution, please contact Vaughn or Chrissy directly, or through BHCD at firstname.lastname@example.org.