Join us on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22
READING, PA – Saturday, April 22 will mark the 23rd Annual Great American Clean Up, headquartered at Riverfront Park in downtown Reading, directed by Reading Beautification, Inc. (RBI) in conjunction with the City of Reading.
During this one-day, city-wide event, over 1,000 volunteers gather to pick up garbage and litter in our streets, alleyways, parks, neighborhoods, and public spaces. Materials are available free of cost, including trash bags, trash pickers, gloves, rakes, and more. Thirteen dumpsters are also distributed throughout the city of Reading for removal of trash.
Registration will be open from 8:00 AM – noon at Riverfront Park. Many teams of volunteers have already signed up, however walk-up teams and individuals will also be welcomed! Teams are formed by regional companies, neighborhoods, local colleges, sports teams, churches, volunteer groups, Rotaries, and more. For walk-up registrants, materials will be first come-first serve. Overall, we anticipate nearly 1,000 volunteers, collecting many tons of trash from all corners of the City. To end the event, RBI and The City of Reading will sponsor an appreciation luncheon at Riverfront Park for all of the participating volunteers.
Board President, Tanya Allen, feels very strongly about the work that RBI accomplishes and the pride that a clean city can provide its residents and visitors. “As we look around the City of Reading, many positive changes are taking place. The City of Reading is populated with beautiful people. Now is the time for these individuals to come out and help make the streets and neighborhoods of the City equally as beautiful. Come and join us on April 22 to be a part of this initiative!”
RBI is a proud affiliate of Keep America Beautiful and Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful, both programs that conduct clean-ups across the nation between the months of March and May under the “Great American Clean Up” tagline. Reading Beautification, Inc. (RBI) is a community-based 501(C)(3) tax exempt organization with a mission to be the leading advocate and facilitator for a cleaner and more beautiful Reading. This mission is achieved through active partnerships, and educational programs to develop stronger neighborhoods. These programs enhance economic development, maintain housing stock values and contribute toward a better all-around environment in which to live, work, raise a family and do profitable business in a clean, attractive environment.