Downtown Clean Up

Downtown Clean Up & Day of Caring

September 26, 2014

Downtown Clean Up flyer - click to enlarge image.

Check-in location is at the back of the Olympia Press Building. Look for signage in the alley behind McMenamin’s Spar Cafe & Bar directing you to check-in through the large orange sliding door.

Sign up is different this year! Instead of calling or emailing the ODA office, go to GetConnected.UnitedWay-Thurston.org and remember to register either individually or as part of a group.

Projects are now live on Volunteer Connection! You will have until August 29th to sign up.

PLEASE READ THESE DIRECTIONS

If you are signing up as a team, you WILL need the names, email addresses, and t-shirt sizes of all of the individuals on the team. You will be able to go in later and add team members.

Remember, you have the whole month to sign up!

If someone under 18 is looking to volunteer, look for a project that indicates that they accept volunteers under 18. Print off the volunteer waiver. Have their parent or guardian sign it and send it via mail or email.

If you have any questions at all, contact Sara Kukkonen at vista@unitedway-thurston.org or call (360) 943-2773 x 22.

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Great community service work!

The Olympia Downtown Association and the Downtown Clean Up Committee coordinate two Downtown Clean Up events each year. Both dates are scheduled the week before the Spring and Fall Arts Walk events organized by the City of Olympia Department of Parks, Arts & Recreation. Volunteers spiff up the downtown by weeding, sweeping, raking, pruning and painting. Approximately 100 to 200 volunteers participate in cleaning up our downtown twice a year. Business owners and staff, service organizations and clubs, religious organizations, financial institutions, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts and students together with city, state and federal employees (Joint Base Lewis McChord Army Base participates every year) regular citizens and families all join in to clean up downtown.

The Parking and Business Improvement Area (downtown ratepayers) designate part of their budget to sponsor these Clean Ups. This sponsorship enables us to purchase equipment, supplies, promotion and marketing, coordination and staffing, refreshments and free lunch for all volunteers! More information on the PBIA.

It’s great to see everyone having a good time and taking ownership of his or her particular block or assignment throughout the year.

Downtown Clean Up - click to enlarge image.

Are you interested in volunteering for the ODA? Click here to view our volunteer opportunities.