In August 2017, Hill East volunteers began doing once-a-month, hour-long litter pick-up on their neighborhood streets. Volunteers start near the 7-Eleven (1501 Independence Ave SE) where store owner Gursharan Singh and 7-Eleven franchise regional manager Nancy Wade provide moral and material support for their efforts.
Now, a half-dozen additional sponsors are now supporting the push for clean streets, including: Historic Congressional Cemetery, Fulcrum Real Estate agency, Frager’s Hardware, Trusty’s bar, The Pretzel Bakery and The Capital Candy Jar.
At 10 a.m. Saturday April 7th, you’re invited to attend the Capitol Hill Community Clean Up event. The event will introduce these new partners at the triangle park across from the 15th Street 7-Eleven store (201 15 St. SE). Remarks will be delivered by Councilman Charles Allen, Michael Lederman of the Anacostia Watershed Society and Director of the Mayor’s Office of the Clean City Julie Lawson, which is hosting a city-wide clean initiative for Earth Day on April 21st.
Volunteers will enjoy coffee and donuts generously provided by 7-Eleven. The new business sponsors will likely have other goodies too!
Everyone will fan out to the different sponsor locations which will anchor litter patrols and beautify the neighborhood. Trash bags and gloves will be provided. Join in the fun again and again: for future cleanups, volunteers will report directly to whatever sponsor site is most convenient for them.
Come out and meet your fellow Hill neighbors, us keep the clean-streets mojo going as we step into both Earth Month and spring. Spread the word to neighbors and friends!
Organizers would also love to hear from any Hill businesses, churches, or organizations that would like to become sponsors. The cost is minimal, just simple material supplies.
Please RSVP via the Facebook event page, or email CleanCapHill@gmail.com if you are interested in participating in the community cleanup, becoming a sponsor or learning more.