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Fairfield Clean-Up Day

Date/Time

Apr 22, 2017
09:00 AM until 11:00 AM

Description

Students, residents, and community groups will work together cleaning up areas around town picking up trash, cleaning underpasses, and other areas on Saturday morning, April 22nd.   Areas will include, but not be limited to, the train stations, athletic fields, highway underpasses and playgrounds.  Volunteers are encouraged to adopt pre-designated areas, or join existing groups of volunteers.

Prior to and during the clean-up Humanity Now will be raising both awareness and donations to support bringing clean water to the underdeveloped world. Proceeds from the recycling of cans and bottles between now and Earth Day will be used to buy water filters for a partner community in Ecuador.  Aquarion has generously offered to match the recycled bottle receipts which will be collected during the Clean-Up event.  Each $35 water filter purchased is capable of turning one million gallons of river water into clean, drinkable water, removing the risk of diseases like cholera and typhoid.

To date, we have pledges to provide 29 million gallons of clean drinking water to those in need.

Wristbands will be given to volunteers which will be good for discounts at local restaurants and businesses the first week of May 2017.  Also, there will be a prize for the most unusual item in addition to other raffle items for volunteers.

Earth DayCelebration - April 22, 2017 - Humanity Now sponsoring a town-wide cleanup. Students, residents and community groups will work together, picking up trash and collecting donations tied to the students’ service work. SEEKING VOLUNTEERS to adopt pre-designated areas or join existing groups of volunteers. Bring work gloves to the Fairfield Train Station Southbound side between 8 & 9 AM.Trash bags will be provided. Donations collected will support bringing clean water to undeveloped countries. Proceeds from recycling of collected bottles and cans at area Stop & Shops will be generously matched by Aquarion Water Company and used to buy water filters for a partner community in Ecuador. Each $35 filter is capable of turning one million gallons of river water into clean, drinkable water, removing the risk of diseases like cholera and typhoid. Recycled bottle receipts will be collected on April 22nd from volunteers and at the Stop & Shop at 1160 Kings Highway Cutoff in Fairfield. Donations are also accepted. Humanity Now would like to thank Aquarion Water Company and Stop & Shop for their considerable support to this community project. For more information on volunteering and donations, please contact Don Morrison, Clean-up Chairperson at info@humanitynow.us or 203-256-0353.

Cost

donations recommended

Location

View map Fairfield Train Station
165 Unquowa Rd.
Fairfield, CT

Additional Information

Phone

203-256-0353

Contact email

info@humanitynow.us

Region:

Fairfield

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